What are your rights after you have been arrested?
You have a right to know the crime or crimes with which you have been charged.
You have a right to know the identity of the policemen who are dealing with you.
You have the right to communicate by telephone with your attorney or family or friends as soon as you are brought to the police station as practicable. The police have the right to complete their booking procedures before you are allowed to use the telephone.
You have the right to be represented by counsel at all critical stages of your case. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you free of charge if you qualify under existing criteria as an indigent. This right pertains to any offense, however trivial, for which any imprisonment whatsoever might result.
Constitutional rights may be waived or given up voluntarily. Before you say or sign anything that might result in a waiver of a constitutional right, weigh your decision carefully and contact one of our knowledgeable criminal law attorneys in Boone Country for help.