If you’re ever arrested you will probably be totally unaware of how you should react in order to protect your legal rights, and understandably so. Most us have had no up close and personal experience in this situation.
A bail bondsman may not be equipped to offer professional legal advice but he has definitely been around the block so to speak, when it comes to experience with law enforcement. Knowing what to do and what not to say when you are in danger of being arrested will put you in a better position to act in your own best interests.
The number one best thing you can do for yourself is to say as little as possible. You may think that by trying to be cooperative with the police you will be making a good impression on them in hopes that they may go easier on you. The fact is that anything that you say to an arresting officer can be used against you when you appear before a judge, even if your words seem insignificant at the time. The only information that you are obliged to provide is your name and address, but only if you are asked.
If you are pulled over to the side of the road while driving be aware that the police are not permitted to search your car unless they have probable cause, a court issued warrant or you give them permission to do so. If they ask for your authorization you can be sure that they don’t have legal provocation.
Try to stay cool and collected without assuming an “attitude.” Just be polite and respectful to the police officers. The last thing you want is for them to suspect that you are going to flee arrest or that you may be armed. Keep your hands in sight and don’t make any suspicious movements.
A BWB bail bondsman will be on your side and there to help you through the court system from the time you call until your case is resolved. Contact BWB Bail Bonds @ 720-358-2908.