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Frequently Asked Questions
You are arrested when you are taken into custody or you are not free to
leave the scene. You may be detained or held for questioning for a short
time without being arrested. Whether you are arrested or detained, you
do not have to answer any questions except to give your name and address
and show some identification if requested (more
You have certain rights if you are arrested, whether you are an adult
citizen or non-citizen. Before the law enforcement questioning, you should
be notified that:
• You have the right to remain silent.
• Anything you say may be used against you.
• You have a right to have a lawyer present while you are questioned.
• If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you.
Your Miranda rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. If you are
not given these warnings, your attorney can request that statements you
made to the police not be used against you in court. This does not apply
if you volunteer information without being questioned by the police.
You can be questioned, without a lawyer present, only if you voluntarily
give up your rights. If you change your mind, the questioning must stop
as soon as you say that you want a lawyer. Your answers after this point
can be used against you if you testify to something different.
Once you have been booked you have a right to make and complete three
free telephone calls within the local dialing area. Any additional calls
made from jail must be collect calls.
4. Contacting a Lawyer
If you are arrested for a crime you should contact a lawyer as soon as
possible. An attorney has a better understanding of what you should tell
law enforcement officers to avoid being misunderstood.
5. Finding a lawyer
Ask a friend, co-worker, employer or business associate to recommend a
lawyer. Look in the Yellow Pages of your telephone directory listings
under "Attorney Referral Service," or contact the local bar
association. Ask for a lawyer who is qualified in criminal law. If you
decide to hire a lawyer, make sure you understand what services you will
receive, how much it will cost and when payment is due.
At the arraignment, a judge will tell you officially of the charges against
you. The bail amount, if any, maybe addressed at the arraignment.
You have a right to be arraigned without unnecessary delay
after being arrested. An attorney may be appointed for you if you can't
afford one. You have a right to an interpreter throughout the proceedings,
if you do not understand english.
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