Arrested ? Do This in the First 48 Hours
Just Criminal Law owner and lead attorney Christina L. Williams is featured in this video with an introduction.
Hi. This is Christina Williams from Just Criminal Law. It's all we do. Today let's discuss what to do if you have this experience unexpectedly, you don't know where a friend or family member is. You can call around, but you don't find them. And at that point, you need to consider maybe they've been arrested. If this happens, here's the steps you should take in the first 48 hours Number one, call the jail first. Obviously, ask if your friend is there. The jail will look it up and tell you if the answer is yes. Then ask the jail what happens next. They'll tell you whether your friend will be getting out right away or if there's going to be a court date. If there's a court date, ask them what day and what time and let them know you'll be hiring an attorney. Then ask to speak to your friend, but do not discuss the details of why they were arrested. It may be tempting to do this, but remember you're being recorded. Number two, call an attorney The sooner the attorney client relationship is established, the better. It's important to make sure your friend or family member has an attorney with them during the entire process. At the first court appearance, the judge will set the bail amount and the bail conditions Having an attorney talk to the prosecutor and the judge about these conditions can make all the difference in the world. The attorney will likely get a lower bail amount for your friend. Then number three, pay the bail. Once you do that, your friend or family member can come home. By becoming educated, you can protect yourself and your rights. If you find yourself in a situation where you're being questioned by the police, or you've been placed under arrest, I want you to do these three things. Tell the police you do not wish to discuss your day and ask if you're free to leave. Let them know you want to talk to a lawyer and then contact just criminal law. You can do this by clicking the link in the description call, text or chat with a member of my team any time, day or night. If you found this video helpful, there are many more on our website at JustCriminalLaw.com. You only get one shot at justice, so make yours count.
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