What to do if you’re arrested

If you are put under arrest, there are several things that you should consider doing that are in your best interest. First, it’s best to comply with the officer’s orders; try not to get violent or aggressive because resisting arrest in such a way can lead to a additional charges, or a felony.

Additionally, it is also important to remain silent – it’s your right, after all. Anything you say during your arrest “can and will be used against you” if it serves the agenda of the prosecutor.

Most importantly, you should wait to make any kind of defense for yourself until you have spoken with an attorney about your situation. A criminal defense attorney like those at Hart Powell, S.C., has the skills and experience necessary to construct a proper defense against your criminal charges. Be sure to contact our Milwaukee offices at (414) 271-9595 to talk about your own situation and to get help today.