What to Do and Not Do When Being Arrested

If you’re being placed under arrested in New York, it’s important to know what to do, or not do in that situation. Your actions and comments can be used against you in court, so it’s important to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following an arrest in New York.


The worst thing that anyone can do in a situation where they’re about to be arrested is try to talk their way out of it if a member of law enforcement has decided that they’re going to arrest you. There is very little, if anything, a person can do to change their mind. That being said, the number one most important thing anyone can do if they’re about to be arrested or have been arrested is to immediately ask for an attorney.

When people are being arrested and facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. You need an experienced attorney who understands the legal system, can anticipate the challenges you may face, and isn’t afraid to take your case to trial to uphold your rights.

At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. As former prosecutors, we know how the other side of the courtroom is going to be looking at our clients’ cases. Further, that trial experience has allowed us to generate positive results for all of our clients over the years.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State. To learn more about what to do or not do when being arrested, contact us today.

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