Know Your Rights
Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent.
Many innocent people, when detained by a police officer, believe that they will be able to ‘help’ the officer understand their innocence and thereby avoid prosecution. In our experience that is true, up to a point.
What point? The point when the officer either tells you not to leave or puts you in some kind of restraint. At that point you need to consider yourself UNDER ARREST and STOP TALKING, even if the officer has not given you your Miranda warnings (told you about your right to remain silent, right to have an attorney, etc.).
This is critically important and needs to be remembered:
ONCE THE OFFICER HAS RESTRAINED YOU FROM LEAVING OR RESTRICTED YOUR ABILITY TO MOVE, YOU ARE UNDER ARREST, WHETHER HE TELLS YOU OR NOT, AND YOU SHOULD STOP TALKING.
Immediately insist upon calling your attorney at the Bromund Law Group at 805.650.1100.
Anything else WILL be used to make your innocent self look guilty in the courts of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Malibu.