Tips On What To Do After An Arrest

A criminal arrest can bring feelings of shock, fear, confusion and stress. The experience can be a blur, leaving the arrested person unsure of what to do. Are you in this situation? The steps you take now could affect the outcome of your case, so make sure you know what to do.

Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California, has represented hundreds of criminal defense clients in the San Diego area. Attorney Dod Ghassemkhani has 14 years of experience in criminal law, and is an effective, skilled and experienced litigator.

Advice: Respect, Silence And Call A Lawyer

Mr. Ghassemkhani has solid insight for people on what to do after an arrest:

  • Be respectful: Yes, a criminal arrest can make you angry, scared, or confused, but getting upset at the arresting officer will make matters worse. Remain calm and do not say anything disrespectful or aggressive. Prove that you do not want to cause any trouble and your case could go a lot smoother.
  • Remain silent: "You have the right to remain silent" is one part of the Miranda warning, which is what you hear when an officer reads you your rights during an arrest. You do not have to answer the officer's questions. You do not have to say anything at all, and you should not. Respectfully tell the officer that you do not want to answer any questions or say anything until you have your lawyer.
  • Call a lawyer: After an arrest, the most important step is to hire a capable San Diego criminal defense attorney. The moment the officer takes you into custody, "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" as noted in the Miranda warning. To protect yourself from incrimination, it's essential to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Please keep such advice in mind if arrested in a criminal case. Our law firm is ready to help.

An Accomplished, Respected Criminal Defense Attorney

Dod Law, APC, has worked on more than 6,500 criminal cases and focuses exclusively on criminal defense. Mr. Ghassemkhani has also been the lead attorney on more than 75 jury trials and more than 400 preliminary hearings. Hard work and dedication to law is what it took for him to accomplish such achievements.

In addition to his long list of wins, Mr. Ghassemkhani has a solid reputation within the legal community. He has a 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating, been included on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list, and is a member of various prestigious bar associations. His peers and his past clients understand his capability and so can you.

Call Now For A Free Consultation

If arrested in the San Diego area, the sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the sooner he can build a strong case in your defense. Dod Law, APC, in Vista and Downtown San Diego, California, will help. Led by accomplished and experienced attorney Dod Ghassemkhani, our firm has 14 years of experience in criminal law, and is available 24/7. For a free initial consultation, call a lawyer in San Diego at 619-369-3565 or in Vista at 760-849-1329.