What NOT to Do if You're Arrested for Domestic Battery in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows

If you’re arrested for domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, the best thing you can do is wait out the storm and call your attorney – but in the meantime, you absolutely have to avoid making these three huge mistakes.

What NOT to Do if You’re Arrested for Domestic Battery in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows

Check out these three big mistakes that can cost you your case – and, in some cases, your safety:

  • Explaining the situation to police
  • Running from police or resisting arrest
  • Letting police search your car or homes

Mistake #1: Explaining the situation to police

When you’re arrested, don’t talk to police – even if you’re innocent. They can use anything you say as evidence against you, and unfortunately, they can use your own words to make it look like you’re guilty.

Related: How much should you tell your lawyer if you’re accused of domestic battery?

Mistake #2: Running from police or resisting arrest

Running from the police is always a mistake. You’ll pick up more criminal charges and they’ll catch you – and they have guns. Resisting arrest is always a mistake, too, because even if you do something simple, like swat away a cop’s hands, the police can consider that a form of battery. Police have the right to defend themselves and subdue you, too, and you could be hurt – possibly very seriously.

Related: Do you need a lawyer if you’re innocent of domestic battery charges?

Mistake #3: Letting police search your car or home

You don’t have to give police consent to search your car or your home. In fact, if they ask for your consent, tell them no. If they want to perform a legal search, they can go ahead and get a warrant from a judge.

Related: What to do if you’re arrested for domestic battery

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Domestic Battery Charges?

If you need to talk to an attorney about domestic battery charges, or if someone has gotten an order of protection against you, call us right away at 847-920-4540 for a free domestic battery consultation. We’ll talk to you about your case, suggest possible outcomes, and start putting together a strategy to defend you in court.

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