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Friday
Sep012017

Fight For Your Rights: What To Do After Being Arrested At A Concert

 

Going to a concert is supposed to be a fun way to enjoy an evening. However, if you are unruly or otherwise break the law, you could be taken into custody. It is important to remember that being arrested doesn’t mean that you are guilty. What can you do to protect your rights after being arrested at a concert?

You Don’t Have to Say Anything

It is your right to remain silent after you have been taken into custody. Anything that you say to a police officer could be used against you even if he or she says that talking will help you get out of the situation. It is also good to know that the police can lie to you (which they will) if they think that it can help them get necessary information.

You May Be Eligible for Bail

Depending on the severity of the crime that you are charged with, it may be possible to bail out of jail. Bail is a fee that you pay in exchange for your freedom, and you get it back if you are not guilty in the case. Some companies, such as Absolute Bail Bonds, know that in doing so, you do agree to make all court appearances and adhere to other conditions imposed by the court. If you cannot afford your bail, it may be possible to get help from a bail bond company.

Talk with an Attorney

An attorney may be able to help you get a favorable outcome in your case. It may be possible to have the charge reduced or dropped before going to trial. If the police acted improperly while you were being arrested, it may be grounds to pursue a financial award.

Were You Read Your Rights?

If you are not read your rights prior to being taken into custody, that may be grounds to have the entire case dismissed. An officer must inform you of your right to remain silent and your right to have an attorney. If you can’t afford an attorney, you have the right to a public defender. Your rights must be read to you in a language that you can understand.

It is never a good experience to be detained by the police. However, if you understand your rights, it may be possible to resolve the situation in a favorable manner. Depending on the circumstances in your case, it may be possible to avoid going to jail or otherwise having a serious charge on your criminal record.

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