People get arrested for many reasons, but all arrests have something in common: the police believe that the detained individual is guilty of a crime. Being arrested can be a difficult and embarrassing experience, but you do have a number of rights, even after being arrested. Know them well and do not be afraid to exercise them while you wait to be bailed out.
Your Rights After an Arrest
- You have the right to be informed of your “Miranda Rights”. These include the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions, because police can use your answers against you in court. You also have the right to have an attorney present before or during any tests or questioning. The court must provide a free attorney if you can’t afford one.
- You have the right to place phone calls to family or friends who you want to inform of your arrest, or to your lawyer or bail bond agent. It’s a misconception that detainees only get one phone call.
- You have the right to have your lawyer present any identifying information (such as line-up photos) that were used to identify you as a suspect.
- You have the right to obtain bail, unless you are charged with a capital crime.
- You have the right to go before a judge as soon as it’s practical.
Have Bail Bond Questions?
We are always available to answer your questions and provide bail for you or a loved one. Call us whenever you need bail bond services in the Nashville area. (615) 255-1800