What should I do if I’m arrested?

Anything you may say without a lawyer present can be used against you and it is your legal right to not answer any questions at all. You should also not sign any sort of documents or written statements without your lawyer or public defender first reviewing them. If you cannot afford an attorney, the Court will assign you one. It is always wise to not make any sort of statements before you have the chance to meet with a legal representative who is there to protect your rights.