Written by attorney Kleon Andreadis

What To Do If: DO's and DON'Ts of being arrested or are wanted or are asked to allow a seach.

What should you do if the police are looking for you? What happens when you get arrested? What should you do? What should you not do?

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These are just some very basic do's and dont's when interacting with law enforcement before or at the time of arrest. What you want and need is to have an attorney representing you at every stage. Once the police know you represented by counsel - they cannot question you unless your lawyer is present with you. Be polite - do not resist - DO NOT OFFER information. In the end - when confronted with the indignity, fear and uncertainty of being arrested, handcuffed and placed in a police car - just simply indicate you want an attorney and will have nothing further to say. There is much more to know - this is just a very basic primer - but if you come away with anything from this - it should be " I want a lawyer" and then wait for them before doing anything.

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