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What to Do after You've Been Arrested

Getting arrested can be a frightening and stressful experience, no matter how many times it happens. Any wrong actions and negative behaviors can have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case. While your attorney (if you have one) is investigating your arrest, collecting evidence, and developing a strong defense strategy just for you, it is imperative to understand the proper steps to ensure that you are doing whatever it takes to avoid conviction of the crime.

The following are helpful ways that can benefit your case after getting arrested:

  1. Get an experienced and qualified criminal defense lawyer on your side. Once you have been arrested, you must speak with an attorney immediately. You have a legal right to contact a lawyer if you are taken into custody. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you can enlist the help of a public defender free of charge. However, public defenders have an overload of cases to handle, which means that they may not have the time and dedication to obtain the results you desire.
  2. Avoid disclosing the details of your case with friends and family. It is important to only speak to your attorney when discussing the specifics of your case, not your peers. There is a chance that they may be used as witnesses against you.
  3. Keep a low profile throughout the legal process. Avoid breaking any laws or involving yourself in situations which could jeopardize the chances of getting a favorable outcome in your case. Be on your best behavior. Furthermore, stay away from social media and avoid posting anything that may harm your case.
  4. Dress appropriately for your court appearance. First impressions are always important, especially in the courtroom. Dress as if you are on your way to religious service or a wedding. Avoid wearing hats, tank tops, short skirts, sandals.

For more information, contact Rokusek Stein, LLC and request a free consultation with our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers today.


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attorney rokusek is a mock trial instructor for the johnson county police academy and serves on the federal criminal justice academy (cja) panel for the district of kansas and on the federal attorney appointment list. she is also a master attorney in the earl e. o'connor american inn of court.

at rokusek law, llc, our lawyers have a reputation for offering a high-standard of professional service. this is shown by the multiple honors that we’ve been awarded over the years.

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