Concluding our blog series How to Protect Your Rights during an Arrest: 6 Tips, below are a few more things that you should know when it comes to protecting yourself and your rights during and after an arrest.

More Ways to Protect Your Rights during an Arrest

Tip 5 – Be skeptical of what police tell you, especially during an interrogation.

One of the single best things you can do to protect your rights during an arrest is to ask for an attorney as soon as possible. Contact us for the best defense.

One of the single best things you can do to protect your rights during an arrest is to ask for an attorney as soon as possible. Contact us for the best defense.

If police question you (before or after an arrest), another thing you should know in order to protect your rights is that law enforcement officials are NOT required to tell you the truth about their investigation, alleged evidence against you, alleged victims, etc. In fact, a powerful, commonly used tactic in police interrogations is providing suspects with misleading information to try to:

  • Scare them into thinking police have more (or more compelling) evidence against them
  • Confess to a crime or explain what they may know about a crime.

For example, officers questioning you may tell you that they have DNA evidence tying you to a crime, that witnesses have come forward against you and/or that a friend or family member has “turned” on you and ratted you out. While any of this info can be scary, take it lightly, don’t believe it’s the truth, and don’t let it scare you into saying something you don’t mean or intend to say.

Tip 6 – Ask for an attorney as soon as possible.

One of the single most powerful things you can do to protect your rights during an arrest is to ask for a lawyer as soon as possible. In fact, when you ask for a lawyer:

  • Police officers are legally required to stop interrogating you and to allow you to call a lawyer.
  • If police ignore your requests and continue to interrogate you anyways, the information (and any related evidence) they obtain can be considered to be illegally obtained and, therefore, may be inadmissible in court later.

A few additional reasons that having an attorney on your side as soon as possible after an arrest are that experienced criminal defense attorneys can:

  • Generally help you get out of custody faster
  • Immediately start helping you protect your rights after an arrest and build your defense.
Centennial and Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

Have you or someone you love been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony crime? If so, you can trust Centennial and Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Bruce H. Rabun to provide you with aggressive representation, the strongest defense and the highest quality legal services. For more than 30 years, Bruce H. Rabun has been dedicated to providing each of his clients with personal representation so that he can effectively guide them through life’s changes and the complicated legal system.

Let’s Meet to Discuss Your Case – Contact Us

The best way for you to decide whether an attorney is right for you is to meet with him face-to-face. Therefore, we welcome you to attend an initial consultation with Centennial and Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Bruce H. Rabun to get professional advice and find out more about how he can help you.

You can schedule this meeting by calling (303) 221-7899 or by emailing our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

Categories: Blog, Criminal Law, Defense Strategies