I have just been arrested in MA, what should I do?

Every case is different, but it never hurts to call an attorney to figure out your options. The beginning stages of every case are critical, and you must take them seriously.

You should remember that upon your arrest and before you speak with an attorney, you should not talk to police. You should only politely say that you want to speak with a lawyer right away, and although it is counter-intuitive, unambiguously assert your right to remain silent. Apart from that, do not say anything either orally or in writing. Do not allow the police to trick you into doing so. No matter what they tell you, they are not trying to help you and are inclined to mislead you into talking. Even if you think you can out-smart the police, just remain silent because any statement that you make can and will be used against you further down the road. Do not consent to a search. Even though this will be difficult, stay cool and composed.

After your arrest, usually the next business day, you will appear in court for arraignment. This is when your charges will officially be read to you, you will be asked to enter a plea, and your bail and a future court date will be set. It is important to have a lawyer at this stage because he can possibly get your charges amended, affect your bail and make sure that you do not talk to anyone about your case.

Call the Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199.

If you have just been arrested, it is important to call a defense lawyer as soon as you possibly can. The initial stages of your case are vital. Do not take any chances when your liberty is at stake, and get one of the best criminal defense lawyers that Massachusetts has to offer. The defense attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have been practicing criminal law for combined decades. We know the ins and outs of the law and can get the possible results for you. Protect your rights. Call Altman & Altman now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199. You can reach us 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, so no matter the time of your arrest, we will be able to help you.

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