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3 tips to avoid arrest

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

Getting arrested is an upsetting experience, but there are ways to avoid it. The first thing you should do is learn your rights. You have a right to remain silent when you are being investigated by police.

1) During the Holiday’s police are hunting for drunk drivers. So avoid drinking and driving as much as possible. Police will error on the side of caution and take you in for a breath test or blood test when unsure if you are above the legal limit. Police also have been known to set up inspection stations in populated areas to prevent drunk driving.

2) 911 records show that during the holiday’s there is a direct spike in domestic violence disturbances and incidents. Avoid calling the police over petty disputes and only call the police when there is a life threatening situation. Many domestic violence charges are inevitably dismissed due to uncooperative complaining victims. Tempers are hot during the disagreement, but eventually cool off as time passes. Unfortunately, the accused family member is left with a life altering charge pending.

3) Avoid speeding to a holiday gathering or function this season. Many traffic violations can lead to arrests for other matters such as active warrants, or suspicion of drug possession.

The best way to avoid being arrested is to remain calm. Most police officers are trained to watch suspects and aren’t interested in engaging in a friendly debates. Do not consent to allow police to look inside your vehicle, and make it very clear that you do not consent to the search.

Another way to avoid an arrest is to avoid making any statement that could be construed as self-incriminating. Even the smallest statement can be taken seriously by law enforcement.