Ending our series Protecting Your Rights after an Arrest: 6 Tips, here, we’ll wrap up our discussion by revealing a few more things to do if you find yourself in custody and/or facing criminal charges.

Protecting Your Rights after an Arrest: Here’s What Else You Should Know

Tip 5 – Do NOT assume police officers are telling you the truth.

In protecting your rights after an arrest, the single most powerful thing you can do is to contact us ASAP. Our Pueblo lawyers can provide you with the best defense now.

In protecting your rights after an arrest, the single most powerful thing you can do is to contact us ASAP. Our Pueblo lawyers can provide you with the best defense now.

This can be one of the less obvious tips about protecting your rights after an arrest, but it is, nevertheless, important. What this tip points out is that:

  • Police officers can and do use misinformation to try to compel people who have been arrested into talking, confessing to an offense and/or implicating others in a given offense.
  • Remaining impervious to this kind of manipulation during interrogations can be critical to not giving police more potential “evidence” against you.

So, for instance, let’s say that you and a friend have been arrested for some alleged offense, like a burglary. Well, with you in one interrogation room and your friend in another, police may try to misinform you that your friend has started talking, your friend has pointed the finger at you and/or your friend has told police where to find more evidence against you.

While this may be true in some cases, do NOT automatically assume that police are telling you the truth and continue to keep your mouth shut.

Tip 6 – Contact us as soon as possible.

While we have noted various ways of effectively protecting your rights after an arrest, the single most powerful thing you can do to protect yourself in these situations is to request a lawyer ASAP and contact us.

The facts are that, when you have been arrested:

  • It can be difficult to think clearly and do everything necessary for protecting your rights after an arrest.
  • Having a lawyer on your side to help you defend yourself and your rights and, when possible, get you out of custody can be essential to the strength of future defense cases.

So, to ensure that you have the best defense representation after any arrest, contact our trusted Pueblo criminal defense attorneys.

Trinidad and Pueblo Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth

Have you or someone you love been arrested and/or charged with a crime? If so, the Trinidad and Pueblo criminal defense attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth are ready to start providing you with the best legal defense now. Since 1972, our Trinidad and Pueblo criminal defense lawyers have been dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and to favorably resolving their important legal issues.

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