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This Is What You Should Do If You’re Illegally Arrested

This Is What You Should Do If You’re Illegally Arrested

Getting arrested for any reason can be stressful, frightening, and traumatic, and those feelings can be exacerbated even further if you are illegally detained.

Here’s how you should handle an unlawful arrest:

Stay Calm

First and foremost, it’s critical that you remain calm throughout the entire situation. You know you are innocent, which can be very frustrating, but it’s in your best interest to keep your emotions out of it.

Cooperate with Law Enforcement

Even though you’re innocent, it’s wise to cooperate with all requests from law enforcement.

As you probably already know, it is common for police officers in America to shoot first and ask questions later. You won’t be able to challenge the unlawful arrest in court if you are not alive to do so.

DO NOT Use Force

Regardless of your innocence, it is never okay to use physical force against an officer of the law. Additionally, it’s not a good idea to raise your voice or speak to law enforcement in an aggressive or hostile manner.

Remember, police officers are within their rights to use force against you if they fear for their lives, but your rights as a civilian are not the same. Do your best to calmly, rationally, and thoroughly explain why you are innocent to the arresting officer.

However, if the officer insists on arresting you, your safety may rely on complying with their demands.

Hire an Attorney Who Has Been in Your Shoes

Our very own, Attorney Victor Revill, was unlawfully arrested in 2017 just for doing his job—defending his client. As you can see, anyone can be illegally detained for simply doing what they’re supposed to do.

If you’ve been unlawfully arrested, we may be able to help you clear your name of the charges.

Call Revill Law Firm today at (205) 928-6544 to speak with an accomplished Birmingham attorney about your case.

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