To survive an arrest in Colorado, follow these 9 tips
- Stay calm, civil and respectful. No cursing, resisting or name-calling. An insult can lead to an assault.
- Cooperate with answers to basic identifying questions. Don't volunteer any information. Asking too many questions will cause problems for you.
- Don't try to explain or talk your way out of the arrest. Anything you say will be used against you.
- Tell officers you want to call an attorney before answering any questions. Any further questions may be violating your rights.
- Reveal any weapons, drugs or contraband before the booking process is finished. Otherwise a felony charge will be filed against you.
- Review the inventory of your personal property and money and if it is correct and complete, sign it.
- After booking, you should be allowed to make a telephone call to arrange for bail. The more polite and cooperative you are, the sooner the telephone call.
- Make sure you understand the terms and amount of your bail requirement. If you can't bond out, your bond will be set or reviewed by the Judge the next day (except on weekends). A lot of money may be saved by waiting a few hours to ask the Judge to lower your bond.
- When you bond out, make sure you know the date and time of your first court appearance. A failure to appear will result in a bench warrant.
What's next? See my 8 steps to an arrest and prosecution for more information regarding your Colorado arrest.
Call me immediately (970-871-7400) to discuss your questions, needs and how I can help you in this trying time.
"Over the last fourteen years, I have tried more jury trials than any practicing attorney in the 14th Judicial District (Routt County, Moffat County, and Grand County Colorado including Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs) with consistent success."
-- Larry D. Combs