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What should I do if I’m arrested?

If you are arrested, is in your best interest to comply with the police officer’s orders, but utilize your right to remain silent. Resisting arrest will only complicate the matter and any violent act against a police officer will result in a felony charge. You do not have to answer any of the police officer’s questions and, although it may be tempting, you should avoid making any statements in your defense until you have spoken with an attorney. Anything that you say can be used against you in trial. Making statements without the guidance of an attorney will only help the prosecution to build a case against you. If you are facing criminal charges, contact the Appleton criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. to help you through this stressful time.