As a student who is under arrest, it is important that you understand the steps you should take next. If you don’t have any understanding of your rights, then you could say or do something that negatively affects your future.
Students who commit crimes, whether intentionally or not, may be placed under arrest. If you’re arrested, then you need to remember that you don’t have to say anything incriminating to the police. They can ask if you’ve been drinking or if you hurt someone, but you don’t have to respond. The only thing you need to tell the police is who you are and give them your attorney’s contact information.
Charges against students can be serious, especially if you’re over the age of 18. You may be affected by having your school involved (which could lead to expulsions, suspensions or the loss of financial support), or you could lose your job. An arrest can be just as serious as a conviction when it comes to your reputation as well, which is why it’s so important to have someone on your side to help you protect yourself and the future that you’re working toward.
Do you have options for a defense after you’re arrested?
The good news for you is that an attorney can help you protect your rights. No matter what kind of crime you’re accused of, you can speak to an attorney about building a defense that is right for your case. You deserve protection and the support you need to resolve this issue. You should reach out to an attorney as soon as you can if you’ve been arrested, so they can walk you through the next steps to take.