Being arrested for the first time is quite a frightening experience. Most people think they can talk their way out of a ticket or explain their situation. DON’T. Everything you say will be held against you, and you are not smarter than the system nor the video recorder. Keep your mouth shut and just take the tickets. The process is fairly simple for everyone – Get arrested, get bailed out, get an attorney and go to court. Once you are arrested, law enforcement almost never tears up tickets, that’s for TV and movies. Instead, law enforcement is more than happy to write you a ticket for resisting arrest, or admitting something to them by not keeping your mouth shut. The only people you should talk to immediately are bail bondsmen. Get bailed out, but don’t talk about your case. Your attorney is the ONLY person you discuss your case with. Invest the time and money it takes for good, experienced legal representation to protect your liberty and rights. You have money, jail time, and your criminal record to consider for the rest of your life. That is definitely worth having a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney for. If you have questions or concerns, contact our office for a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your case and your options.
Marty is a former criminal prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney’s Office and now uses that experience to defend those accused of crimes. A University of Montana School of Law graduate, Marty focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense and is a premier DUI defense attorney. He is also well versed in the insurance claims industry and has negotiated significant settlements with nearly every major insurance company.