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    After an Arrest

    Tips On What To Do After An Arrest | San Diego | Orange County

    Dod Law | Tips after an Arrest | San Diego | Orange County | Vista

    Dod Law, in Downtown San Diego, Orange County and Vista, California, has represented hundreds of criminal defense clients in the San Diego area. Attorney Dod Ghassemkhani has 20 years of experience in criminal law, and is an effective, skilled and experienced litigator.


    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.


    Dod Law, 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.


    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 20 years of experience in criminal law, and is available 24/7.  Contact us at our San Diego office (619) 814-5110 | Orange County office 949-681-7020  | Vista office 760-814-6025 | or schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form

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    Meet Attorney Dod Ghassemkhani

    • Recent Case Results
    • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association | Named San Diego County’s 2023 Trial Lawyer Of The Year
    • Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Over 20 years of criminal defense experience
    • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating