ARRESTED — WHAT NOW?

Questioning the Law

So you’ve been arrested. There are charges pending against you. What do you do now? This is going to be a multiple part series to give you a basic understanding the general feeling of how the criminal justice system works. This would be a basic and broad overview. You are encouraged to seek legal counsel in your own jurisdiction for specifics. First Part — Should You Talk To The Police? Fifth Amendment: “nor shall any person . . . be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself” Most of you know your Miranda rights:

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you?…

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