Do police have to tell me why I’m being arrested?

Many people mistakenly think that they have the right to immediately be told why they are being arrested. However, this is not the case. Police arresting you are not required to tell you why you are being arrested, as they likely do yet know what the exact charges will be. Typically, they will give you a general reason for your arrest. Within 72 hours of arrest, you will be informed of the charges laid against you.

If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges, having a sound legal defense team is critical to receiving the best possible results from your case. Contact the criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., at their Milwaukee offices by calling (414) 271-9595 today.