What To Expect After Arrest

Do not speak with the police without first consulting a lawyer.

What Now?

Being accused of or charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences you can face. In the aftermath of an arrest, it’s all too easy to make mistakes that can cost you in the long run. No matter what charges you’re facing, it’s important to remember that you have rights, specifically the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. However, these rights help you only if you actually use them!

After an arrest, you will likely be searched, and any found evidence or contraband will be seized. You’ll be photographed and fingerprinted, and initial intake paperwork will be done.

Throughout the process, it’s vital that you stay quiet.

You can share your name and basic information like birth date and address, but do not talk to the police, family and friends, other inmates, or anyone else about your arrest or your case! Always assume that your conversations are being listened to or may be used against you. Our attorney will walk through the entire process with you.

The police are not your friends.

In the event of an arrest, the best thing you can do for yourself is to remain silent and to talk to a qualified attorney. Only an attorney can give you the advice you need, so you know what to do to protect yourself. At the very beginning of a criminal case, there is a lot that needs to be done, and time is of the essence. Give yourself the best possible chance at a favorable outcome by bringing a lawyer on board right away, so they can begin their investigation on your case.

The Fleshman Law Firm is here to help by defending criminal cases like yours, and we’re here to answer any questions you have on DUI, felony, and misdemeanor cases in Bakersfield.