What Should you do After A Domestic Violence Arrest?
Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Solano County
There is no question that you will need an attorney immediately if you or someone you know has been arrested for domestic violence. At Maas and Russo, our experienced attorneys are here to help you. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your domestic violence charges with you and to address your concerns.
Our defense attorneys represent clients in domestic violence cases throughout Solano County and Napa County from our law offices in Vallejo, California.
What to do if you have been arrested for domestic violence
- Stay calm and cooperate with law enforcement. Do not try to run or fight, as this will only adversely affect your case.
- Be polite and respectful.
- Do not speak to law enforcement without your attorney present. You can provide your contact information and personal information, but do not discuss the incident or your charges with law enforcement, even if they say they just want to ask you some questions. After you are arrested, everything you say or do may be used against you in court. It is important to remember this and to act accordingly.
- Contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You have the right to request a lawyer at any time and to refuse to answer questions until your lawyer is present. Early intervention by a skilled defense lawyer will make all the difference in the specific charges you end up facing as well as the outcome of your criminal case. In some cases, a lawyer may even be able to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney in order to help avoid having formal charges filed at all.
Arrested for Domestic Violence in Solano County ?
Our Solano County criminal defense lawyers can help you if you've been arrested. As mentioned above, it is best if we can get involved as early as possible.
We need to start defending your rights immediately and can often help you reach a better outcome if we are involved right away. Call today for a free consultation!