Before an arrest takes place, a person may be charged with a crime first and the judge will then issue a warrant for that person’s arrest. After a Miami Dade County arrest, here are some specific things you should do and not do to not escalate the situation further.
Your Rights When Being Arrested
If the arresting officers start questioning you but haven’t read you your rights, they can’t use any of your statement as direct evidence against you in court. What are your rights? Popularly known as a “Miranda Warning”, your rights consist of the following:
- You have the right to remain silent
- If you say anything, what you say can be used against you in the court of law
- If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you if you so desire
- You have the right to consult a lawyer and have that lawyer present during questioning
- If you choose to talk to the police officer, you have the right to stop the interview at any time
If you are in custody, the police must firstly give a Miranda warning if they want to question you and use your answers as direct evidence in court. But if you are not in police custody, no Miranda warning is required.
Do’s and Don’ts After an Arrest
If you find yourself in this predicament, here are the do’s and don’ts you should keep in mind.
- Do ask for a lawyer
- Do call your lawyer first
- Do explain your arrest to your lawyer
- Don’t agree to any tests
- Don’t reveal details during your phone call
- Do not resist arrest
- Do not consent to searches
Need Help with a Miami Dade County Arrest?
After a Miami Dade County arrest, a judge will probably set a bail that is more than what you can afford. If you need help with your bail for your immediate release, contact MIA Bail Bonds. Our bail agents are always at the ready to assist you.