00:00 – 00:00 : Intro 00:00 – 00:06 : What to do if you are arrested after a traffic stop. Low level traffic stops often become bigger criminal cases.
00:06 – 00:11 : In this video, I’m going to tell you what you should do if you are arrested after a traffic stop.
00:11 – 00:58 : Number one. Stay silent. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. The right to consult with a lawyer and the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Those rights are your rights. And you can lose those rights if you don’t speak up. All you have to say is I don’t want to talk or answer any questions. I want a lawyer. Once you have said you wanted a lawyer, Stop. Be quiet. Don’t say anything else until you have consulted with a lawyer. I understand you may have a story to tell, but don’t. It is not the time yet. Wait until you speak with a criminal defense lawyer first. Because if you continue talking after you said you needed a lawyer, you may be giving up the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Finally, expect search incident to arise.
00:58 – 01:12 : The police officer may search you and your car if they believe they will find evidence of the crime you were arrested for. They don’t need to ask for your permission if you are already arrested. But if the officer asks for your permission to conduct any other search, say no.
01:12 – 01:26 : Call a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you have the opportunity. Your lawyer can work to get you released on your own recognizance or on bail, can walk you through the court process and ensure that your rights are protected.
01:26 – 01:30 : If you are facing criminal charges, call the number below. Schedule a legal consultation with us.