After you have been arrested, you may be at a loss as to how to proceed. Intense feelings of fear and anxiety can wash over you. But this is the time to take action, not to panic or feel sorry for yourself.
Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, in Manchester is a team of highly experienced defense lawyers. We aggressively defend people charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes in Middle Tennessee. If you have been arrested, we will tenaciously defend your rights and freedom.
For more information about what to do if you are arrested, call Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, at 931-723-7997. We offer free initial consultations.
You Have Been Arrested. What Happens Now?
These are the key things you should do following an arrest:
Don't speak to police — You have to identify yourself, but you should resist the temptation to respond to further questions from the police. Tell them you want to talk with a lawyer before answering any questions.
Get an experienced private criminal defense lawyer on your side — The sooner you obtain legal representation, the better. Our criminal defense lawyers can take action immediately to begin your defense effort.
The state of Tennessee is obligated to provide you with a public defender if you ask for one. But the expense of hiring a private defense lawyer is well-worth the cost. That's because an overworked public defender with a long client list may not be able to devote the time and effort your case needs. At Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, we represent a limited number of clients at any time. We have the experience, resources and advocacy skills to defend you.
If necessary, get money for a bail bond — If you lack the funds yourself, your family and friends may be able to help out. Whenever possible, we try to get our clients released on their own recognizance. We can also refer you to a bail bondsman if you need help.
Don't panic, we will be there for you — In the days after your arrest, you should comfort yourself with this thought: Every criminal case has defenses. Our firm will take charge of your defense effort, working hard to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Free Consultation With An Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart, by calling 931-723-7997.
We can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.