Being arrested is a very scary process that can happen to anyone for any reason. Many of us have no idea what our rights are at this point and are so shocked by the time we are read our rights it is difficult to remember or understand. Below is a brief guide outlining a person’s rights and the arrest process that generally takes place in Collin County.
WHEN QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE:
(1) You Can Remain Silent
(2) You Can Answer Questions, But This Information May Be Used Against You
(3) You Can Stop Answering Questions When You Chose And The Law Requires The Police To Cease All Questioning
(4) You May Consult With An Attorney Before Questioning, Have An Attorney Present For Questioning or Have An Attorney Appointed For You
RIGHTS AFTER ARREST:
(1) Right To Know The Charge Against You
(2) Right To Communicate Over The Phone With An Attorney, Family Member or Bondsman Once The Police Have Finished The Booking Process
ARREST PROCEDURES GENERALLY FOLLOWED:
(1) You Will Be Taken To The Detention Facility
(2) Upon Arrival To The Jail Or Shortly After You Will Be Allowed To Contact A Criminal Attorney Or Family Member
(3) You Will Be Informed Of The Charges Against You
(4) You May Be Required To: Participate In A Lineup, Prepare A Handwriting Sample, Say Certain Phrases Associated With The Crime, Wear Certain Clothes Or Give A Hair And Blood Sample
(5) You May Be Fingerprinted And Photographed
(6) You Will Go Before A Magistrate
If you ever find yourself in this situation you need to contact a Criminal Defense Attorney who will fight for your rights. We can get you out of jail faster than a bondsmen and are available any time you need us. Call Edmondson Law at (972) 442-8326 and we will make sure your rights are protected.
Information, Not Legal Advice. We provide the information on this website as a public service. The legal landscape is constantly changing and being modified by state law and case law. As a result, we cannot promise that this information is always up-to-date and reflective of the most current jurisprudence.
We do not intend this information to be legal advice. By providing this information, we are not acting as your lawyer. If you need legal advice, you should contact a lawyer through our number (972) 442-8326 or contact another attorney of your choosing.