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Crucial Mistakes to Avoid Following an Ohio Arrest

Following an arrest, time is of the essence. Additionally, the things you do, how you choose to handle your charges, and the things you say can negatively impact your future. That said, there are certain mistakes that should be avoided at all costs to give you the best chance to fight your charges.

Avoid Openly Discussing Your Case

The number one mistake we see from individuals trying to fight their cases is that they discuss their situation with friends, family, colleagues, and law enforcement. Police officers are allowed to lie to you in order to gain evidence to support a conviction. Additionally, if you discuss your situation with a friend or family member, they could be subpoenaed, forcing them to explain what you told them in court.

It is crucial for your future that you do not discuss your pending criminal matters with anyone until you explain your situation to an experienced Columbus criminal defense attorney.

Retain Legal Assistance ASAP

Another common mistake many people make is not obtaining legal assistance immediately after their arrests. Criminal law is complex, to say the least. That’s why it’s crucial to discuss your situation with a trusted defense attorney as soon as possible. Waiting too long could result in a conviction and a life of problems.

Additionally, the sooner you discuss your situation with an experienced attorney, the sooner you can begin building a strong case to defend your future.

Columbus Criminal Defense You Can Count On

We understand that following an arrest, it can feel like all hope is lost. You likely have many questions about what steps to take, and our team at The Meranda Law Firm is here to help protect your future.

If you’ve been arrested, call us today (614) 707-4239 to discuss your situation and begin building your defense.