If you are arrested, it is crucial to remember your rights and take certain steps to protect yourself. Here's what you should keep in mind:

1. Remain Calm and Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent: Stay calm and composed, and remember that you have the right to remain silent. Avoid making any statements to the police without an attorney present. Anything you say can be used against you, so it's best to exercise your right to remain silent.

2. Request an Attorney: As soon as possible, ask for a lawyer. This will help ensure that your rights are protected and that you have proper legal guidance throughout the process. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.

3. Avoid Self-Incrimination: Do not discuss the details of your case with anyone other than your attorney. This includes fellow inmates, law enforcement, or other individuals who may try to elicit information from you. Be mindful that even seemingly innocent conversations can be used against you.

4. Cooperate with Basic Procedures: While it's important to assert your rights, it is generally advisable to comply with basic procedural requirements such as providing identification or cooperating during the booking process. However, always consult with your attorney before answering any questions or participating in formal interrogations.

Remember, the steps you take immediately after an arrest can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Vargas Law Firm without delay. We will protect your rights, guide you through the legal process, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.