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Top 3 Things To Do If You Are Being Arrested!

If a law enforcement officer has pulled out his handcuff and told you that you are under arrest do you know what to do? Do you know what to say? When you have been arrested it is important to know these 3 things to do!

1) YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT! Exercise that right! When you have been placed under arrest your Miranda rights have attached which means that you no longer have to say anything to law enforcement. Law enforcement wants you to start talking about your case so that they can use those comments against you so the best thing that you can do is tell the officer that you are exercising your right to remain silent.

2) ALWAYS COMPLY WITH ORDERS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT! Being arrested is only the first step in the criminal justice system and being arrested has no bearing on the ultimate outcome of your case. That being said, failing to comply with an officer's order or resisting arrest is going to make the process of being exonerated that much harder. Comply with orders and you will be much more likely to get a positive result.

3) CONTACT A LOCAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ASAP! A local criminal defense attorney is going to know the police officers, prosecutors, and judges and because of that knowledge will be in a position to get you the best possible results in your case.

If you or your loved one has been charged with a crime the Attorneys of Templeton Mims & Ward are here to help. Our experience in Criminal Defense will help to make sure that you get the best possible results in your case.



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Templeton Mims & Ward in Summerville, South Carolina, represents clients throughout the Low Country, including Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Calhoun County, Colleton County, Beaufort County, Georgetown County, and Orangeburg County, including communities such as Charleston, Summerville, Daniel Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Beaufort, Hannahan, Goose Creek, St. George, Walterboro, and North Charleston, SC.

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