If you’ve never been arrested, or if you’ve been arrested several times, it’s always a stressful situation. However, the situation can be handled in a right way or a wrong way, and how you act can play a large role in how it goes. Today we will go over the best way to act when being arrested.
First and foremost, breath, and stay calm. By staying calm, you will be able to more easily identify any key details about the situation, and you’ll be sure to not say anything you regret.
Running from the police rarely works, and the charges fr running from police can often be counted as a felony in most states. More often than not, running only makes the arresting officers more irritated, and less likely to make the arrest easy on you.
Do not speak to the officers except to let them know that you wish to claim your right to remain silent. Don’t make snide comments, or try to defend yourself verbally. Anything you say can be used against you, even if they take it out of context.
Do Not Invite Them Inside
If you’ve been arrested outside of the place you live, do not go back into the house for your things. If you do, you are legally giving them permission to go inside your home and search it. All of your things will be taken at the jail anyway, so you don’t need to bring any belongings.
If you can, look at the arresting officers badge and remember the number and name. You’ll want to know this information if your rights are violated.