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Tips for Surviving an Arrest

Unless you're a seasoned criminal who doesn't care, getting arrested is traumatic. Not only have you been accused of a crime, you'll likely spend at least a few hours in jail. In addition, you're concerned about your future. We've put together a few tips to help you survive an arrest.

  • Cooperate with police and jailers. Resisting arrest and stirring up trouble are counterintuitive and could cause additional problems. This doesn't mean giving up your rights or signing a confession. It means to follow basic directions.
  • Call a criminal lawyer. No one wants to spend time in county jail. Despite your arrest, you may be able to get out of jail sooner rather than later. Criminal lawyers work quickly to secure your release from jail. Your Brownsville criminal lawyer may be able to get you out on your own recognizance or have your bail amount reduced dramatically.
  • If you haven't been arrested but there's a warrant out for your arrest, don't ignore it and hope it will go away. Instead, retain a criminal lawyer and start building your defense.
  • Understand that help is available. Being arrested isn't the end of the world and you can survive it if you take advantage of the help that's available to you.

Contact us today and get the help you need.