I have been arrested for a misdemeanor and I am innocent, what should I do?

Don’t talk to the police and request an attorney!!

The very first thing to do is to remain silent! Don’t make any statements at all to anyone! Next, call an attorney to discuss all of your legal options in a secure setting. The attorney can help guide you through the process. An attorney can also help to protect all of your legal rights.

If you have any witnesses, make sure that you get their names, addresses and if possible their phone numbers. If you were at a location with cameras, inform them you will be asking for a copy of the video. When you meet with the attorney, provide them with all of this information. They can then use the information to prepare a defense.

Although misdemeanor cases move faster than their felony counterparts, the justice system works slowly. Be prepared to take a couple days off from work or school for court appearances and appointments with your attorney.

It is important to remain patient. Being accused of a crime is very stressful. But the attorney will help you to obtain the best possible outcome. It is their job to look out for you and your interests.

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