So you’ve been arrested—now what? Being arrested is a stressful and intimidating event, but if it happens to you, you need to know what you should and shouldn’t do. For example, you shouldn’t try to convince the police of your innocence. You should keep quiet until you have an attorney to advise you. You also should never give the police permission to search your home or car if they ask. For more guidelines on what to do or not do after an arrest, check out the legal guides in this section.