If you are arrested in Florida, law enforcement officers must give you a Miranda warning, which informs you of specific rights that you have after being arrested. These include the right to remain silent and to know that anything you say and do during questioning may and will be used against you in court. You also have the right to consult with a criminal defense attorney and to have that lawyer present during questioning.
If you are arrested, you should always preserve your Miranda rights. Utilizing the services of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer immediately upon arrest will benefit you greatly at that time and throughout the entire judicial process.
Cooperate with Authorities
It is important to cooperate with authorities if you are being placed under arrest. Cooperating includes giving them your name and address and, in no way, physically resisting arrest. Not cooperating can lead to further charges and can greatly complicate your case, making a simple problem into one that is much more difficult to solve.
Settling Your case for You
One of the major concerns for those who are involved in a non-Florida resident arrest is that they will have to travel back to the state for a trial. The fact is that in many cases a Florida state attorney can settle the matter without you having to take the time and expense to travel back to the state.
Thus, once arrested, it becomes important to contact a local lawyer, such as the team at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., quickly, allowing us to work with you and guide you in the proper manner, helping to chart your best course of action.