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What to Do if I Get Arrested?

Being arrested for a crime can be frightening and confusing, especially for people who have never been in trouble with the law before. But you should remember that it is not the end of the world. In fact, with experienced legal help it may even be possible to overcome the charge and any potential consequences.

I am Timothy A. Meinert, a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience defending people accused of crimes in Colorado. I work with determination at all stages of the case to defend my clients' rights and freedom.

For a free consultation about a felony or misdemeanor charge, contact Timothy A. Meinert, P.C.

You've Been Arrested. What Should You Do?

What you do in the immediate hours and days after a criminal arrest can have a dramatic effect on the ultimate resolution of your case. Some general advice appears below. You probably have questions about your case. Call me today at 866-930-8281 for a free consultation.

The most important thing you can do is to obtain legal representation. There are many things a lawyer can do to help you. You should also be polite and cooperative with police and jailhouse personnel. You may think that if you just explain your situation, things can get cleared up and you can go home. But they will not clear up on their own. Be polite, stay quiet and wait until you can discuss things with your attorney before talking to the police.

How I Can Help You

As your lawyer, I can assist you at all stages of the legal process. In the immediate hours after your arrest I can:

  • Advise you regarding your legal options and how you should handle inquiries from the police
  • Arrange for you to be released on bail or if necessary, represent you at a bail hearing
  • Begin your defense effort
  • In domestic violence cases, arrange for the prompt modification of any protection orders
  • In DUI cases, advise you concerning driver's license revocation procedures

If you have not yet been arrested, but you are questioned by a police officer or investigator, be polite, but do not answer questions or engage in conversation.

Timothy A. Meinert, P.C. will work tenaciously to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Contact me today for a free consultation with an attorney.

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