What should I do if I’ve been Arrested Aurora, IL?
Confirm your Identity
If you have been arrested Aurora, IL, answer all questions about your identification-such as name, address, and birth date-truthfully. While you have the right to refrain from answering self-incriminating questions, lying will ALWAYS make things worse.
Don’t Give Officers a Hard Time
Giving officers a hard time during the arrest process is also not very beneficial because whether your rights are being violated or not, a police officer can do whatever it is they intend to do. It will not be until later, once you’ve contacted a criminal defense attorney or get in front of a Judge, that any violation of your rights will make the slightest bit of difference.
Don’t argue but don’t answer any questions without your criminal defense attorney present; simply explain that you will be more than happy to answer any questions once your attorney is present. This is EXTREMELY important, as anything you say can and will be used against you in court.
What to do If I’ve Been Arrested
You can not say “I really think I should have a criminal lawyer present” or “do I need a criminal lawyer, I think that would be best” you must clearly state in the affirmative: “I want a criminal defense attorney present before I answer any questions”. After that any and all questioning must stop. People often think if they just answer questions and tell their side then everything will be explained and the police will understand that there has been a mistake. This is almost always not the case. Unfortunately police often feel very strongly that they have the right person and that anything you say is a lie or they are just waiting for you to say even the littlest thing to support their theory of the case.
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