People are arrested on a daily basis. Some are arrested for violent crimes such as murder and rape. Others are arrested for minor crimes such as protesting, loitering, theft or trespassing.
If a person has never been arrested before and gets arrested unexpectedly, they may not know how to act. Nobody wants to be arrested, but it happens, and when it does, it is helpful to know what to do and what not to do so you don’t make the situation worse. It’s also a good idea to know your legal rights so you do not feel pressured by police.
Being arrested is not anyone’s idea of fun, but by understanding the law and proper etiquette, you can possibly avoid jail or at least get your charges and penalties reduced. It is a good idea to be prepared should this type of situation occur.
After an arrest, your first step should be to seek legal help. Ask police to call a lawyer and then contact The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. Our Columbia criminal lawyers can advise you of what to do and what options are available to you. Schedule a consultation today by filling out the online form or calling (410) 774-5987. We have two offices in Maryland to serve you.
7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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10440 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044