If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself on the wrong side of the law, being arrested can be a terrifying experience. If that happens, knowing how to conduct yourself can mean the difference between a favorable bond or high legal penalties.
Do Not Run
If you’re ever arrested, never run. Many defendants attempt to escape the police, but it rarely in their favor. Not only are you putting yourself at risk of additional charges, but you’re putting the community at risk.
Do Not Become Violent
While drinking or under the influence of illegal substances, it’s easy to lose yourself and become combative. You would not believe the number of defendants who thought that, by getting violent, they could escape the police. Again, it never works. Instead, the police will treat you as hostile and use force to detain you. It’s not worth the risk of injury or additional charges.
Be Quiet and Listen
The best thing you can do while under arrest is to be quiet and listen to the arresting officer. By being cooperative, you’re showing that you’re not a threat. Law enforcement and the judge will look favorably upon such behavior. You’ll wind up with a reasonable bail and a better chance at fighting your charges in a court of law.
If you are ever arrested for a charge you did or did not commit, you’ll know exactly how to respond to law enforcement to avoid any problems thanks to these tips. The best thing you can do is to cooperate.