You must know your rights if you are a minor and have been arrested. You may be feeling scared and overwhelmed, but it is important to remember that you have options. This blog post will discuss the steps you can take to protect yourself after being arrested. We will also talk about what to do if you are contacted by the police or immigration officials.
First, it’s important to know that you have rights when being arrested and questioned. Regardless of your age and immigration status, you can remain silent and not answer any questions. You also have the right to contact an attorney or legal representative. If you cannot afford a lawyer, the government may provide you free of charge.
You must never sign any documents in custody without consulting with an attorney. You should also be aware of your rights during search and seizure procedures. The police must obtain a warrant before entering your home or vehicle; they cannot legally enter these areas without permission or consent from either yourself or another adult occupant. Additionally, if you are stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, you have the right to remain silent and not answer any questions.
You must also understand your rights when it comes to being arrested in public. You do not have to talk to the police or answer their questions, even if you are asked for identification. However, you must remain calm and cooperate with the officers as much as possible. Doing so can help make sure that everyone stays safe during the process.
Finally, if you are a minor arrested or detained by law enforcement, you must contact an attorney immediately. Your lawyer will be able to advise and guide you through the process while protecting your rights throughout every step. This can help ensure that the situation is handled safely and legally. Your lawyer will also ensure that if a cop has done anything incorrectly, they are held responsible for their actions.
Understanding your rights as a minor after being arrested can ensure you are protected throughout the process. Knowing what to do if contacted by the police or immigration officials is essential in protecting yourself and standing up for your rights. We hope this blog post has provided helpful information on protecting yourself if you are arrested or detained as a minor.
Disclaimer: Information, rules, and regulations are constantly changing. Contact our office for the most accurate information to help you after your arrest.