One thing is for sure–no one wants to be arrested. The truth of the matter, however, is that as long as humans have been around on this earth, they’ve been making mistakes. Whether it’s one of your mistakes that led to your arrest or you were arrested mistakenly, the fact remains that mistakes do happen.

But what can you do to make the situation better for yourself if you’ve been arrested? Is there a specific formula that you can implement in order to help yourself out at all? Luckily for you, the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds is here to help you work your way through your difficult situation, so keep reading to learn more!

“What Should I Do After I’m Arrested?”

Be Cooperative

One of the most important things you can do that will go a long way towards making the most of the situation is to be polite and cooperative. There is absolutely nothing to be gained from fighting with the arresting officer or attempting to argue. Under no circumstances should you attempt to flee the scene or seek shelter with friends or family. At best, you’re just delaying the inevitable and at worst you’re putting your family at risk for your mistake. That’s not a good situation to be in.

Instead, being cooperative, providing the police with the necessary information, and showing that you care about the outcome of what’s going on will be in your best interest. When you’re arrested, you’ll be read your Miranda Rights, one of which is that you have the right to remain silent. So yes, you can be friendly and cooperative while at the same time exercising your right to say nothing at all. This is wise if you feel that saying something could incriminate yourself. Even if you feel that you have nothing to hide, choose your words carefully, because as they say, your words can and will be used against you when it’s time for your trial.

So to sum things up–be friendly, cooperate when you can, but don’t speak when you don’t have to.

Enlist the Help of a Lawyer If You Need One

You also have the right to request a lawyer to be present with you. In keeping with the spirit of our first piece of advice, if you feel that you need a lawyer, one of the first things you should do is politely explain to the officers that you would like to cooperate but that you want a lawyer to be present before answering any particular questions.

Of course you can answer questions about your name, address, and personal information, but if you feel that answering any other questions would be unwise, simply state that you would like a lawyer, but that you’d be happy to answer any questions they have once your lawyer is present. It’s always better to have a lawyer present if you’re concerned that you could say something that’s not in your best interest to say. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to stay as calm as possible (which could be a challenge, but the calmer you can stay, the better off you’ll be).

Call a Bail Bondsman

Chances are that if you’re charged, there will be a bail amount that’s set for your release. That’s where we come in. If you’re unable to afford your bail, either you or a loved one can give us a call to help facilitate your release. We’re here to answer questions, provide advice, and, ultimately, to get you out of jail.

At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu, we’re proud to offer 24-hour bail bonds so you can feel free to contact us at any time of the day or night in order to get the help you need. You see, we understand that emergencies don’t happen on your schedule and that’s why we make ourselves available 24/7 to provide you with the help you need to get through your tough time and get back to your life.

We also accept collect calls and we can ensure complete and total discretion when you give us a call. Perhaps best of all is that we don’t require any kind of collateral on most bail bonds and we even offer payment plans with zero interest and the flexibility you need. Simply enquire when you give us a call and we’d be glad to walk you through all of your options. We even offer a 20% discount on bonds that are paid in full!

Have questions? Need us to elaborate further on any of the points we’ve made in today’s post? We’re here to help, so give us a call or get in touch with us online. We’d be glad to talk to you and we’ll be there for you when you need help the most!