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Watch: Criminal Defense Attorney Mario Godoy Explains What To Do If You Are Arrested

What Should You Do If You Are Arrested?

If you are arrested, you may think that’s as bad as it can get. But many more things can go wrong after you are arrested to hurt your case and derail your future. In this video, DuPage County criminal defense attorney Mario Godoy explains the best thing you can do if you are arrested.

Watch: Criminal Defense Attorney Mario Godoy Explains What To Do If You Are Arrested


In this video, we’re going to explain what to do if you are arrested. 

Being arrested by a police officer can be both scary and very intimidating. You need to understand that once an officer arrests you, he or she has already decided that it is more probable than not that you are guilty of something illegal. So in other words, there is no way of talking your way out of that police station. 

The best thing that you can do is remain silent, be respectful and exercise your rights. 

You must tell the officer out loud that you will not answer any questions. That you will not speak to them without a lawyer. 

Now at that point, you may have to wait to go to court for a bond hearing, and if you haven’t spoken to an attorney by the bond hearing then the judge will likely assign a public defender. 

If you have been arrested or if you are under police investigation, we are here to help. We do police station visits during investigations and also after an arrest. 

Please just call our office for a consultation.

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you or someone you love been arrested? At Godoy Law Office, our criminal defense attorneys will aggressively protect your rights and know how to identify weaknesses in their case. Mario Godoy began his criminal attorney career at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. While with the State’s Attorney, he clerked for the misdemeanor, felony, and civil divisions of that office. As a criminal prosecutor, Attorney Mario Godoy prosecuted battery, DUI, and drug cases. For a consultation regarding your immigration law concerns, Contact Us online or call us at 630-912-0322.

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