What Should I Do After an Arrest?
Anyone can be arrested for being suspected of committing a criminal offense.
If you have been arrested that does
NOT mean you been convicted of a crime. In our criminal justice system, you
are presumed innocent. You will continue to enjoy the presumption of innocence
unless and until you enter a "guilty" plea that results in a
final conviction or you are found "guilty" at trial by a judge
or jury. It is my job to vigorously defend you of these charges and to
hold the Government to their burden of proving your guilt beyond ALL reasonable doubt.
It is important to know the initial steps that are taken after an arrest
occurs, and here at
The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to standing by your side every step of the way. We will
do everything we can to protect the futures of our clients. As a former
prosecutor, Brandon Sims, has an
insider's perspective of the opposition—knowledge which he uses to build strong defenses on our client's
behalf. We truly care about the well-being of our clients, and want to
make sure they are informed of the things they should and should not do
after an arrest.
Your Right to Remain Silent
Always remember that you are entitled to your constitutional rights —
you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you
are currently under investigation, please speak with a defense attorney
before giving a statement and ultimately incriminating yourself to law
enforcement. Do not say anything during or after an arrest, because anything
you say can and will be used as evidence against you. Some law enforcement
officers are notorious for promising that things will go better if you
cooperate and answer their questions, however, do not feel pressured into
doing so. This is almost always just a police tactic in an attempt to
get you to confess to a crime or implicate yourself in a criminal matter.
Once you have asked to
speak with a lawyer, you should not be questioned any further. After you have been arrested,
the booking process comes next. Your fingerprints and mug shot will be
taken at the police station or the county jail. You will then be placed
into a holding cell, where you will have to wait until you are taken before
a magistrate. The magistrate will formally notify you of your criminal
charge(s) and constitutional rights. The magistrate or judge will then
usually set a bond that will be based on the current charge(s) and your
criminal history (if any).
Upon posting bail, please contact my law office so we can immediately discuss
the facts of your case, make formal requests for law enforcement to retain
evidence, and start crafting your defense.
Hire Our Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fort Bend County
It is essential to remember that the way you act and the things you say
during and after an arrest can leave a lasting effect. In retaining the
representation of our
Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney, you can be confident that you have an individual on your side that will
work tirelessly to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. Do not wait to get started on your defense.
Call our firm today to learn more.