Being arrested for a crime can frighten and intimidate you into saying or doing something you may regret. That is exactly what the system of arrest and incarceration is designed to do. The authorities will want you to talk—to cooperate with their investigation, as they will put it. You should resist the impulse to do so.
It is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty, and that you have a Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate yourself. You should exercise the latter and call a criminal defense lawyer.
Once your attorney arrives at the place where you are being held, they will advise you on which questions to answer and how to answer them. Your attorney can speak for you if you are not up to answering any questions. Your lawyer will also look at the evidence the police say they against you. If it does not meet a certain legal threshold, then they will be unable to charge you and you will be released.
If you are charged with the crime for which you have been arrested and interrogated, your attorney will work with you to build your defense.
Karren Kinney is a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in Orange County. She will help you toward the best outcome possible.
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