Being arrested can be an extremely stressful situation, especially if you don’t understand your legal rights in Orange County. If you are arrested, and the officer starts to cite the Miranda Rights to you, which opens with the phrase, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law…”—that should you clue you in that it might, indeed, be in your best interest to remain silent until you, or an advocate, or a family member has contacted an attorney for you.
Whenever an officer informs you that you are being arrested, do not resist the process. If you are not compliant, you only risk additional charges and should only complicate your case even if you have no prior record. Fully cooperate and follow the officer’s instructions, and keep in mind that being arrested does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted of a crime.