At A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds, we take our job very seriously. We know that people call us when they’re going through one of the most difficult and stressful situations in their lives. What we want you to know is that we’ll always be there to lend a helping hand, no matter what’s going on.
If you’ve been following along with our blogs for any amount of time then you probably know that we like sharing helpful information about the bail process. We thought we’d approach today’s post from a slightly different perspective. Our posts are full of helpful information about what to do after you have been placed in jail, but do you know about what you should do right after you get arrested? That’s the topic of the day, so keep reading to learn more.
Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best
The vast majority of people out there don’t expect to be arrested. As the old saying goes, however, you should plan for the worst and hope for the best. In other words, even though you’re not planning to get arrested any time soon, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared if it does happen. After all, people are arrested every day for things they’d never suspect.
With that in mind, what’s the absolute most important thing you can do? Take advantage of your rights.
When you are read your Miranda Rights, you’ll notice that it says that you have the right to remain silent. It’s that right that we’d like to focus on.
What Does It Mean to Stay Silent?
People are familiar with the right to remain silent, because it is often read to people when they are arrested on television shows. Fortunately, television often gets it right. You have the right to remain silent. That means that you should take full advantage of that right whether you are guilty or innocent. You don’t want to say anything that could potentially incriminate you, because the next part of the statement is usually that “anything can and will be held against you in a court of law.”
The takeaway is that you should do your best to remain calm. You can also state that you will remain silent. You don’t have to answer any questions without a lawyer present, and you definitely shouldn’t. No matter the situation, take advantage of the right to not speak. Keep it at the front of your mind, and remain silent, because as the statement itself says, the police will be looking for a way to incriminate you. Needless to say, you don’t want that.
Stay Tuned for More
What else does it say in your Miranda Rights? We’ll be taking a look in our next post, so be sure to keep your eyes on this space!
In the meantime, if you are in need of bail bonds in Louisiana, look no further than A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds. No matter the situation that you find yourself in, we’ll be there to lend a helping hand. Contact us today!