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Jan 12

What are your rights after an arrest?

What are your rights after your arrest?
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 police officers who are dealing with you. This is your right to statute and by custom.
You have the right to communicate by telephone with your attorney, family, friends, or bondsperson as soon after you are brought into the police station as practicable. The police have a 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 insolvent person. 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 waiver of a constitutional right, weigh your decision carefully. After your arrest, be sure to contact your shoplifting attorney in Orlando, FL.

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