5 Things To Do as Soon as You Get Arrested

It is normal to feel overwhelmed after your world has been flipped upside down due to an arrest. The process can be made more accessible if you commit to these five steps to navigate the complex process.
  1. Get information on your charge. First and foremost, you need to find out what your charges. Misdemeanors and criminal charges are very different. For example, misdemeanor charges provide a better chance of getting out of jail than a criminal charge. In addition, they usually have little to no jail time. Usually, you find out what your charge is easy. The officer who arrests you will inform you, or a court attorney will tell you. It is mandatory by law to provide to you if you ask. 
  2. Hire an attorney. Lawyers will guide you through the overwhelming process and fight on your behalf in court. They will also assist in keeping you organized and understand all local legislation. Let our family of experts and our team of nationwide attorney networks protect you and your Constitutional Rights. When you choose Discount Legal Plan (discount-legal-plan.com), we pick the appropriate attorney for your legal issue from our nationwide network of affordable attorneys, allowing you to remove the hassle of wasting time comparing attorneys and negotiating fees.   
  3. Stay silent. Follow the 5th amendment, the Miranda rights. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.” Do not talk to anyone, including your friends and loved ones, about your case. Only discuss with your attorney. Resist from reacting angrily and posting on social media. Also, don’t forget that all phone calls made from prison are recorded. If you are questioned, reply that you do not want to answer any questions without your lawyer present. 
  4. Get a Bail Bond. Bail is often set at a very high out-of-pocket fee. Securing a bail bond is a quick way to get the dollars you need and get out of jail. Make sure you follow all rules and, most importantly, comply and show up for your court date. 
  5. Keep yourself out of trouble. Do not add to your plate by getting in trouble for something else. Keep a low profile, follow your attorney’s guidance, show up for all court dates and comply with all procedures. 
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