WHAT IS THE FIRST THING TO DO WHEN YOU'RE ARRESTED?
Update June 24, 2011 Anybody could be arrested and it could be for something you did
while driving, or after you walked out of a store, or because you had a fight with someone or you were attacked by someone,
or you were near someone who had drugs in their possession or committed a crime. So, what is the first thing you should
do if you do get arrested? That's the question I put to criminal defense lawyer Barry Sands. And his answer was
-- say nothing and call a lawyer.
Barry Sands is a well known criminal defense lawyer
and a former prosecutor and he has defended many high profile celebrities when they were charged with crimes including drug
possession. He has also represented motorists charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and
Sands told me about the danger of talking with the police directly or
making any kind of a statement. "They are experts trained in extracting information and do it every day.
You think if you tell your story you will be set free, and this is wrong. You may tell the police the truth but they
may write what they want or omit information that will help you."
that you should choose to invoke your right to remain silent. In fact, if you tell the police you want to remain silent,
this cannot be used against you later in a trial.
Barry Sands offers a free consultation
and he welcomes phone calls directly to his cell phone. You will not have to go through a switchboard or some phone
service -- you will reach him directly if you or someone you know needs help.
his cell phone directly at (310) 850-5070 or go to the website for Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry Sands at
www.bsandslaw.com for information. Remember, Barry Sands offers a free consultation.
And Barry Sands says that if you have been contacted by the police or if you feel you are under suspicion
of committing a crime or certainly if you are under arrest you need a lawyer immediately. Watch our TV report is below.