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Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Urges You to Protect Yourself After an Arrest

Most people never want to hear the words “you have the right to remain silent.” Rather than concentrating on the notification of an important Constitutional right, most people will immediately recognize that they are being arrested. If you or a loved one are arrested, there are specific issues you need to keep in mind.

If you are taken into custody, you will be searched for weapons or contraband and taken to a police station, where you will be further searched and then fingerprinted. This is not an option. Refusing to cooperate will not reflect well on you later and you could even be subjected to further charges, such as violating California Penal Code section 148(a), resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer in the performance of his duties.

The police may place you in a line-up. They may also, with a court order, take hair clippings, saliva, or draw your blood for DNA testing. If you were arrested for driving under the influence, the police have the legal authority to require a breathalyzer and/or blood analysis. You will also likely be interrogated. This is where your right to remain silent is particularly crucial and a competent Orange County criminal defense lawyer is imperative.

If you or a loved one are arrested in the Orange County area, call experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 now. The initial consultation is confidential and free of charge.