Arrested for White-Collar Crime
If you are arrested on a white-collar crime charge, there are definitely certain things you should avoid doing. First off, do not run. If you attempt to flee, you run the risk of injury to yourself or others. Law enforcement officials have been trained to draw their weapons when people run from an arrest. Secondly, don’t talk when being arrested. Use your rights by remaining silent stating that you will not say anything until you speak to your attorney. Exerting too much information from the beginning will only be harmful for you. Good attitude is crucial when dealing with law enforcement. Don’t get sassy or interfere with the personnel affecting the arrest.
You also want to make sure you do not give any permission to search you, your personal belongings, your car, house or apartment. If officials order you to turn over your bag or keys, politely state “you do not have my permission to search”. Then however, hand over the item. If witnesses are nearby and overhear this statement, your attorney can exclude any evidence that is found from this search. When officials are conducting a search, act normal and casual throughout the entire process. Do not tip them off by looking at precisely the place you don’t want them to search. Some other things to avoid when being arrested is resisting the arrest, being overtly nice to convince your innocence, believing what they tell you, and inviting them inside your home.
At the Law Office of Douglas Pharr, we understand the urgency of your legal matter and can provide the legal help you need. Contact a Napa criminal lawyer right away to arrange a free consultation and we promise to explain your legal rights and give you the answers you need to know about your case. Call (707) 674-5868today.