Being arrested for domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery is scary – especially if you’ve never been arrested before and you don’t know what to expect.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re arrested on a domestic battery charge.
What if Police Arrest You for Domestic Violence in Skokie?
If police arrest you on a domestic violence charge in Skokie, they’ll most likely take you to the jail located at 7300 Niles Center Road. Long before they take you to jail, though, they’ll probably start questioning you about what happened.
When police question you:
- Don’t explain your side of the story
- Ask police if they’re detaining you
- Tell police you want to talk to a lawyer
#1. Don’t explain your side of the story.
Police will ask you all kinds of questions when they arrive to talk to you about a domestic battery incident. They may say that they just want to hear your side of the story, or that if you explain they’ll be able to tell the judge that you were cooperative.
Don’t do it. You don’t have to explain anything – in fact, if you do try to explain, there’s a good chance that the police will use the things you say against you in court later.
#2. Ask police if they’re detaining you.
When police want to “ask you a couple of questions,” you can ask if you’re being arrested. If you’re not being arrested, you’re free to leave – and that’s often a good idea. You should leave and call an attorney.
#3. Tell police you want to talk to a lawyer.
If you are being arrested, you need to tell the police that you want to talk to your lawyer before you answer any questions. Your attorney can help preserve your rights and ensure that police don’t violate them – and he can help make sure that you aren’t saying anything that police can later use against you in court.
Have You Been Arrested for Domestic Violence in Skokie?
If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence in Skokie, we may be able to help you. Check out our recent case results and our reviews, and then call us at 847-920-4540 or fill out the form below. We’ll do everything we can to help you.
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