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What are some mistakes to avoid after being arrested?

Here are some of the mistakes that to avoid after being arrested:

Talking about the charges: Use your right to remain silent. The police may lie to you in order to get you to confess, but your best option is not to say anything about what has happened once you are in custody. You are not guilty of anything until it has been proven in a court of law, so use that fact to your advantage.

Not hiring a lawyer: Even if your charges are minor, speaking with a lawyer is always the best course of action. A lawyer will advise you of your rights and the possible outcomes of a trial. He or she can also help you decide what your next steps should be.

Not appearing in court: You can get the help of a bail bond agent to help you post bail if you are unable to do so yourself. The bail bond agent will post the bail after he or she is paid a percentage of the bail amount and the paperwork is signed. Once you are released, it is important for you to appear in every court hearing. If you fail to appear, your friend or relative will be held financially responsible if they obtained the bail bond for you. Besides that, failing to appear in court hearings may lead to another arrest and this time you may not have the option of being bailed out.

Bail Bonds
  1. What is a bail bond?
  2. How does a bail bond work?
  3. How can I get a bail bond?
  4. Can my bail be decreased or increased?
  5. If I am arrested, how long will it take for me to get booked, processed and ready for a bail agent to post my bond?
  6. How long is a person accountable to the bail agent?
  7. Can the bail agent arrest me and put me back in jail?
  8. What should I put up for collateral?
  9. When will I get my collateral back?
  10. What does "bail exoneration" mean?
  11. What do bondsmen do?
  12. Is a defendant allowed to leave the state or the country while on bond?
  13. What if the defendant is rearrested when out of jail on a bond?
  14. What does it mean if a defendant's bond is forfeited?
  15. What does collateral on a bond mean?
  16. If I co-sign a bail bond, what am I agreeing to?
  17. How is the bail amount decided?
  18. Will I get my bail money back after the case is over?
  19. What if the defendant does not show up in court after I have posted the bail?
  20. How long will it take to get a person out of jail?
  21. How long does a bail bond last?
  22. What is co-signing?
  23. What is the process of getting bailed out of jail?
  24. What are the traits a good bail bond agent must possess?
  25. When does forfeiture take place?
  26. How long is a bail bond good for?
  27. What are the bail bond charges and fees in Pennsylvania?
  28. My friend has been arrested and needs a bail bondsman to get him out of jail. What are his different bond options?
  29. How Does a Judge Determine Bail Amounts?
  30. What are the benefits of hiring a bail bond agent?
  31. What types of bail conditions does a court impose before releasing a person on bail?
  32. What are some of the things I should be aware of before cosigning a bail bond contractual agreement?
  33. How can I speed up the bail bond process?
  34. What are some mistakes to avoid after being arrested?
  35. What are the different kinds of immigration bond?