What To Do If You Are Being Investigated Or Facing Arrest?
If you are facing arrest or are being investigated, the best advice is to be polite and courteous to the police officers. Do not resist. Give only your name, address, and other identifying information. Do not discuss the case with the arresting law enforcement officers and do not try to convince them of your innocence. When officers, agents, or marshals arrest you, the arrest will almost always take place regardless of what you say. Anything you say to them will be written in an official police report and forwarded to the prosecutor for possible use against you. You will not be able to convince the police or the federal agents not to arrest you.
Remember that in many cases, law enforcement officials who arrest you may have no knowledge of your case. They are merely arresting you pursuant to an arrest warrant or based on information given to them by others. Assume that the arrest will take place and conduct yourself accordingly, as suggested above.
Each year, thousands of people are arrested by state and federal authorities. Many of those people are innocent. The way to prove your innocence is by retaining skilled and experienced Miami criminal defense attorneys. Individual efforts to help yourself almost always fail and may well undermine the efforts of your criminal lawyer in Miami after your arrest.