(STL.News) Arrests can happen anywhere and anytime, regardless of whether you are guilty or innocent. If the police arrest you, it would be best to know what to do, which is the point of this article.
Being arrested is undoubtedly a stressful experience that can change your life and certainly ruin your day. The worst thing you can do is panic, so you should do your best to remain calm in the situation.
An arrest situation can quickly escalate, and it is the police’s responsibility to deescalate the situation. However, you cannot always expect the police to act in your best interest.
Therefore, the following is what to do when you are arrested:
Know Your Rights
The best thing you can do for yourself when you are arrested is to know your rights. If you do not know your rights, the police can manhandle you and treat you as they wish. Therefore, do your research and understand the rights a private citizen has in case of an arrest in public.
The police will also read you your rights, which you should listen carefully if you don’t know your rights. The rights will include the right to remain silent, the right to resist a search of your belongings, and a right to a lawyer.