When someone you care about is arrested, it can instantly feel like your whole world has been turned upside down. If this happens, it is important to know what to do so you can be supportive and helpful to your loved one.
If your loved one is arrested, consider taking the following steps:
- Stay calm--Watching someone you care about get arrested, or getting a phone call that a loved one has been arrested, can make you feel panicked and helpless. However, do your best to remain calm. They will need your help and support so try to remain calm.
- Remind your loved one to remain silent--Though the statement “you have a right to remain silent” has been made famous by movies and T.V., it actually is a real right. Anything your loved one says can be used against them later in court, so it is crucial that they do not talk to officers or to others while in custody.
- Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney--If a loved one has been arrested, remember they have a right to an attorney so contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. A knowledgeable defense attorney can help you and your loved one navigate the criminal justice process from the very beginning and can help you feel calm.
- Stay supportive--Your loved one will certainly need your support as they deal with their arrest and the consequences that flow from it, whether that means custody, court appearances, or a trial. Talk to their attorney about how you can best provide that support.
Get the Help You Need
If your loved one has been arrested, the skilled attorneys at the Kann California Law Group are here to help you. You can contact us any time, 24/7, for a free consultation by calling (888) 744-7730 or contact us by way of our online contact form and one of our attorneys will call you right away. Remember that your loved one is innocent until proven guilty, so stay calm and contact us to get the help you need!
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