What You Should Do After an Arrest
We recommend following a few simple steps to help improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome for your case. Following an arrest for a drug crime, it is important that you:
Know your rights.
Under the law, you have rights. It is important that you understand these rights and exercise them at the time of an arrest. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Castle & Castle encourages our clients to never speak with law enforcement or answer questions without first contacting our firm.
Never consent to a search without a warrant.
One of the first things that an officer will try to get you to do is submit to a search or give them probable cause to search you or your property. If an officer does not have a warrant for a search, you do not have to consent to a search! Remember, remain quiet and simply state that you do not consent to a search and that you wish to speak with an attorney.
Be courteous and respectful to law enforcement officers.
It may be normal to want to argue or contest what the officers are doing; however, this is not recommended! Being polite and respectful to the officers will help you in the long run. Resisting arrest can only cause you further legal complications and can result in additional charges.
Be mindful of what you say!
Remember, everything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. Even if officers are questioning you and trying to get you to admit to something or coerce you into cooperating with them, be wary. You may state your name and age but ask to speak with an attorney prior to answering any questions.
If you have been arrested, it is absolutely essential that you take action. At Castle & Castle, we stand ready to provide our clients with the best possible representation for their case. We never back down from a trial, and if a client's case cannot be settled outside of court, we will aggressively defend their rights at trial. We have experience in handling a variety of drug-related cases including possession, marijuana crimes, prescription fraud and conspiracy.