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What to Do After an Arrest

What To Do If You're Arrested

Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Newport News

Our Newport News criminal defense attorneys of Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. are fully equipped to represent individuals accused of even the most complex criminal charges. We always provide you with honest, intelligent legal counsel that is tailored to your unique situation.

If you have been arrested, contact our firm immediately so we can walk you through the entire process. We always aim for the best outcome possible because we know how much is at stake for you. Trust in our strong history of results.

Regardless of the reasons for your arrest, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Remain silent. Anything that you say can be used to incriminate you. Do not try to explain the situation or answer questions except when the police officer asks for your name. You do not have to answer any of their questions until you have obtained legal counsel from a criminal defense attorney.
  • Cooperate peacefully with law enforcement officials. Respectfully follow their directions. Do not attempt to escape, or resist arrest, as these actions may be used against you in the future.
  • Ask to contact a lawyer. You have a right to retain counsel, so request one as soon as possible. The sooner you obtain legal counsel, the more actively we can protect your rights.

Protect Your Rights - Call Us Today at (888) 599-4090 for a Case Review

Even if you feel pressured to answer the law enforcement officers' questions, know that you have the right to remain silent until you have obtained counsel from a criminal defense attorney. At our firm, we can guide you through the best possible course of action and make sure your rights are protected every step of the way. As your personal legal representatives, our team is dedicated to designing a creative, intelligent method of fighting your charges inside and outside of court.

Contact our Newport News criminal defense attorneys today and discuss your charges in a case consult.

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