Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney.
Your Trusted Local Criminal Defense Attorney. Advocating for Clients Since 2009.

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 assumed to be innocent. You will continue to be considered innocent unless and until you plea "guilty" in a situation that results in a final conviction, or if you are found "guilty" at trial by a judge or jury. It is Brandon Sims' job at The Sims Law Firm, PLLC to vigorously defend you against these charges and 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 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.

After an arrest, you should expect the following to take place:

  • 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 at (713) 766-1445 to learn more.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Reviews From Satisfied Clients
  • “Sensational.”

    Victor
  • “Thanks to Brandon, I am able to resume life and put behind me this unsettling time in my life.”

    Issac
  • “Professional.”

    Anonymous
  • “I am very happy with his representation.”

    Anthony
  • “Personalized Service, Excellent Skills and Going the Extra Mile”

    Ken
  • “Exceptional lawyer”

    Anonymous
  • “I definitely recommend Brandon Sims to anyone!”

    Anonymous
  • “I could not be more appreciative and thrilled with Mr. Brandon Sims”

    Sarah
  • “Awesome Lawyer!”

    Lizbeth
  • “Brandon was professional, timely, patient, savvy and got the case dismissed promptly and cleanly.”

    Frank
  • “Brandon showed professionalism and knowledge of my case from the moment we spoke.”

    Anonymous
  • “Professional”

    Anonymous
  • “Definitely recommend him”

    Previous Client
  • “Extremely diligent and professional.”

    Anonymous
  • “I strongly advise you to hire this firm if you're in trouble with the law.”

    Matthew
  • “Thank you again!”

    Previous Client
  • “Outstanding attorney”

    Devin
  • “He worked passionately on my case and closed the case quickly.”

    Anonymous
  • “I couldn't have asked for someone better or more professional for my case.”

    Anonymous
  • “He is very competent and worked aggressively to secure a win for me.”

    Criminal Defense Client

Protect Your Future.

  • Remember that time is of the essence. Stalling or failing to retain legal counsel makes it more difficult to gather witness statements and favorable evidence while memories are fresh. Additionally, relevant evidence in your case may only be retained by law enforcement for a short amount of time.
Contact Us Today.
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please select an option.
  • Please enter a message.