Tips If You’ve Been Arrested

Updated: May 19, 2020


Anyone can make a mistake, whether it's driving home after a few beers or fudging the truth on your tax returns--that's what makes us human! But when the unthinkable happens and you’re in hot water with the law, don't make things worse by thinking you can handle this alone. Call First Legal’s Criminal Defense Hotline now at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102. We will ask you to confirm your case type and zip code, then we’ll connect you to a local Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately. There is no charge for the call or to use First Legal’s Service.




This article will give you additional tips if you've been arrested. As mentioned above, the single most important thing to know is that you don't have to fight this alone. When you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you need help and support. Criminal attorneys are specially trained to represent you effectively and guide you through even the most complicated criminal trials. Their expertise will save you time, money, and can often mean the difference between community service or doing prison time.

A qualified defense lawyer will explain to you your rights so you don't get caught off guard by sneaky police interrogation tactics. This important counsel alone could save your freedom!


After your arrest, you will be charged and assigned a court date. The Court System in different couties or states varies and can be an extremely complicated. You need a lawyer who is knowledgeable in your state’s laws and is a SPECIALIST in Criminal Law. This will enable you to understand the criminal justice process and get past this with minimal punishment.


Misdemeanors and Minor Infractions:

Misdemeanors and minor infractions usually don’t result in jail time, just fines. However, it’s still serious and something you should fight. For example you could lose your license or other individual liberties, without going to jail. You cannot go to jail for a minor infraction, but you can for a misdemeanor. Either way, you still need a lawyer! A good criminal lawyer may be able lessen or dismiss your charges entirely. If this case is dismissed, as opposed to a conviction, that can have a major impact if you are arrested again in the future…


Especially if you’re charged with a Misdemeanor, the punishment can be more serious. A crime can convey a jail sentence (up to multi-year in jail) and large fines. If it’s your first offence and you are indicted, ideally your attorney can get you probation, community service, or a fine.


What to do if you’ve been charged with a Felony?

Being charged with a felony is by definition a serious criminal charge that has been brought against you. If you are convicted for a felony, it may carry jail time and/or hefty fines. If you have been arrested and charged with a felony, don’t wait, before it’s too late call First Legal’s Criminal Defense Hotline now at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102. We will ask you to confirm your case type and zip code, then we’ll immediately connect you with a local Criminal Defense Lawyer. There is no charge for the call or to use First Legal’s Service. We’re standing by to discuss your case right now, call (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102

What to do if Police are searching for you


If the police are searching for you or have called you in connection to a wrongdoing, call First Legal’s Criminal Defense Hotline immediately at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102. It is to your great advantage to consult your own private lawyer before you talk with the police. In most cases, anything you say to the police, be it over the phone, in person, or otherwise can and will be used against you. Whatever you do, don't lie just tell the police you want to speak to your lawyer and call First Legal’s Criminal Defense Hotline immediately at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102.


Miranda Rights

If you are in Police custody, it is more then likely that the Police will read you your Miranda rights. In short, the Miranda Rights are to tell you that you have a right to a lawyer and that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Take advantage of the rights you have and demand to talk with a lawyer, immediately, BEFORE you speak to the police. DO NOT SAY ANYTHING anything until you speak with your lawyer, this is your right! If you have been arrested or approached by police in regards to a criminal matter call First Legal’s Criminal Defense Hotline immediately at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102. We will connect you instantly with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your local area who will help you before it’s too late!

We hope this article has brought you some relief if you’ve been arrested or contacted by the police. Getting arrested is a horrible ordeal that will only get worse if you don’t have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, fighting for your freedom. Get a criminal lawyer on your side, stop worrying, and secure your freedom! At the end of the day, don't risk your entire future by going with an inexperienced lawyer or a public defender who doesn’t care about you! Sit back and relax realizing that a profession criminal lawyer is working day and night to win your day in court. If you find yourself under arrest, remember first to call First Legal. Call our Criminal Defense Hotline immediately at (888) LAW - 0102 / (888) 529 - 0102. We will instantly connect you with an experienced, licensed criminal defense attorney in your area who will help you deal with your situation properly, and remember there is not charge for the call or First Legal’s Service.

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