What should I do if the police place me under arrest?

Do not try to run or resist arrest. The police do not react kindly to these types of actions. After you have been placed under arrest the police are required to provide you certain warnings, commonly referred to as your Miranda rights, before asking you any questions. These warnings include: You have a right to remain silent, anything you say may be used against you, you have the right to an attorney during any questioning, and If you cannot afford a lawyer one will be appointed for you. It is important to understand that is up to you whether you wish to waive these rights and speak to the police after you have been placed under arrest. It is equally as important to understand that the police cannot do anything to you if you exercise your right to remain silent. Generally, it is a good idea to consult with your attorney before giving the police a statement once you have been arrested.