If you have been following along with our blogs for awhile, then you probably noticed that in our last blog, we shared that you have the right to remain silent after being arrested. This is an important right, of course, because it means that you can’t incriminate yourself. Whether you’re guilty or innocent, your rights are your rights. That means that you don’t have to speak, nor should you.

At A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds, there’s nothing we love more than helping people in their time of need. A quick look around our website will show you that we proudly offer bail advice in our posts. We know that the legal system is tricky, but we’re here to help.

That’s why in today’s post we’ll be discussing another right that you have after you’re arrested — the right to an attorney. What does that mean for you? Should you take advantage of this right? Keep reading to find out.

Do You Even Need an Attorney?

We’ll answer that question right off the bat. Yes, you do. No matter the situation you find yourself in, you’re going to want to have someone who can advise you on what your best moves are. As we mentioned above, it doesn’t matter if you’re guilty or innocent. At the end of the day, having a lawyer can make all the difference in the world.

Your Miranda Rights state that you have the right to an attorney, and that if you can’t afford one, one will be appointed to you. In other words, you don’t have to hire a lawyer if you can’t afford to. Of course if you can afford a lawyer and you have someone in mind, that’s a great option to consider as well.

How a Lawyer Can Help

As we mentioned above, the legal system is incredibly confusing. Whether your lawyer is a public defender or an attorney who specializes in wrongful arrests, he or she will be an invaluable resource to you. Not only will your lawyer advise you on what you should do, but he or she can also facilitate contact with loved ones, workplaces, and others for you.

After your arrested, our advice is to take advantage of the rights that you do have. Stay silent. If you’re asked a question, state that you’re exercising your right to stay silent. Ask for a lawyer at your first opportunity.

Get Help From a Professional Bail Bondsman

At A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds, we specialize in what happens after the arrest — namely, getting you out of jail quickly. Once a judge sets your bail amount, give us a call because we’d be happy to offer advice or answer any questions you may have. It might feel like you’re alone during a difficult situation, but trust us when we say that we’re here to lend a helping hand in your time of need.

No matter the situation, no matter the time of day or night, our team of experts is here to help. Contact us today.