I think I am going to be arrested….What should I do?

Aiken and O’Halloran Criminal Defense Attorneys

Lee and Charlotte: 239-334-8890

Sarasota and Manatee 941-366-3506

February 6 2020

If you have heard that the police are looking for you, or want to talk to you, you absolutely need to talk to a lawyer before it is too late.  If you don’t, you may end up confessing, you may end up being wrongfully charged, wrongfully arrested or end up sitting in jail on a high bond.  No one wants to spend money on a lawyer unless it is necessary and most lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation. As a Lee County Domestic Battery Attorney, In many domestic violence cases here in Ft. Myers after a spouse or neighbor calls 911, the person involved has left the scene by the time the cops arrive.  Many husbands and boyfriends simply leave after an argument to cool off.  By the time the police get there, they are gone.  Leaving may not solve the problem.

When the police come out on a 911 domestic violence call, they will generally talk with the “caller” first.  Many times the woman, who is angry, may exaggerate what really happened.  She may blow things way out of proportion.  Many times, it is the woman who started the fight….but that is not what the responding officers will hear.  If you don’t have a good defense lawyer, chances are, down the road you may get arrested and sit in jail on a high bond.

Many times, the woman who originally exaggerated or outright lied, may come to her senses but not know how to take back what she said.  It is really important to get good legal advice.  Do not talk to the police unless you talk to a criminal defense lawyer firstMost lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation.   Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can talk your way out of it with the police.

Many domestic violence arrests are bogus.  The police have only heard one side.  In our experience as Fort Myers Domestic Violence Attorneys, we see the charges here in Ft. Myers and the Cape can end up being very serious.  You could end up getting arrested in Lee County for Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault or Simple Battery.

Our criminal law offices in Fort Myers and Sarasota also handles stalking cases.  Sometimes, in frustration in a domestic situation, people go a little nuts and light up the other persons cell phone with hateful texts or chat.  You can get charged with Cyber Stalking by over reacting and sending multiple disturbing texts.  Some people may in frustration post naked sex-pics of a former partner.  You could end up getting charged with “Revenge Porn”.  Sometimes in domestic cases, in frustration, a person may trash the other persons car and get charged with Arson or Malicious mischief.  They may flatten tires or key the car in anger. 

A really good defense lawyer may be able to keep you from being arrested, having to post a high bond or sit in jail