1. Remain Silent When Getting Arrested
When getting arrested, it’s vital that you remain silent. Although you may feel you can negotiate yourself out of being arrested by explaining the circumstance, it will hurt you more than it can help you.
Police can ask you questions and some of which you must answer. You must give the police information on your name, address, and date of birth so they can identify you. But, when asked about the case, you don’t have to answer and can respond with the answer: “no comment”.
Anything you do say may become evidence against you in court. Our criminal defence solicitors insist that the only person you talk to about your case is your solicitor. Anyone else you speak to could become a witness, including other people in your holding cell. Additionally, don’t post anything on social media regarding your case. The police will be able to get hold of these posts and could use it as evidence.