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What do you do if you’re arrested for anything?

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Cry uncontrollably while offering to wash the officer’s patrol car.

Better answer: Be respectful to the arresting officer and yet invoke your Constitutional rights – your “privilege against self incrimination” (5th Amendment), and your “right to counsel” (6th Amendment)…and how do you do that? Simply inform the officer that you would like to speak with your lawyer. If the officer persists in questioning you after you’ve already invoked your right to counsel, simply respond the same way you did initially, repeating your invocation of rights. There is no shame or inference of guilt by simply invoking your constitutional rights. Too many men and women have died in defense of this country to preserve these rights. Politicians invoke these rights every day, and you as an ordinary citizen have the same constitutional rights as anyone else.

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John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.