Know Your Rights
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you. Do not make any statements regarding the incident – to the police or anyone else. Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest, and make no other statements..
Stay calm and in control of your language, body language and emotions.
Remain polite and respectful. Do not argue, touch or attempt to touch, talk back to or resist a police officer. Never run, and never attempt to hide anything or make any other “furtive gestures”.
Write down everything you remember about the incident as soon as possible. Try to find witnesses that can help you, including their names and telephone numbers. If you are injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Retain copies of any medical reports, and take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible.
Contact your attorney as soon as possible. It is important to discuss the facts of your case with your attorney as soon as possible, in order to begin building a viable defense. Do not discuss the facts with anyone except your attorney.