What to Do If You Are Arrested on Halloween
For many people, Halloween is synonymous with candy, spooky movies, and parties. While this holiday can be fun, some more mischievous individuals often plan to deliver Halloween tricks over treats, which puts local Providence law enforcement on high alert come Halloween weekend. Whether you are arrested for DUI, trespassing, or larceny, following these four simple rules will help ensure you have a better outcome.
- Keep Calm: If the police are trying to detain you, fighting, arguing, and screaming is not a good idea. If you fight back during an arrest and you harm the detaining officer, you could be charged with assault and battery of a police officer or resisting arrest in addition to the current crime they have arrested you for. Stay calm and follow directions. The sooner they can process you, the sooner you will be able to contact your RI criminal defense lawyer.
- Don’t Talk to the Police: If you’ve watched crime shows, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “You have a right to remain silent,” as the arrested officer loads the criminal into their squad car. Not everything is accurate in crime shows but this statement is. If you are arrested, you do not have to answer any questions the police ask you without your attorney present.
- Don’t Sign Anything: If you have been arrested in Rhode Island, the police might pressure you into signing documents. It is important you refrain from signing anything until you are able to confer with your RI criminal defense attorney.
- Call an Attorney: Halloween pranks might seem fun while you are playing them, but you could face some serious charges. Serious charges require serious defending, which is why it is vital you retain legal representation as soon as possible.
If you were arrested on Halloween, let the skilled legal team at The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. represent you. Named to the list of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association, you can rest assured our legal team can do whatever it takes to provide you with the best possible outcome.
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