Here are some things you can do if someone you know has been arrested:
Ask the detective or police officer that notifies you of the arrest:
- Where the person is being held
- The name of the police department
- What they are being accused of
If the person arrested calls to tell you they are under arrest ask them the questions listed above, but do not ask or let the person explain any details over the phone. The call is not privileged and is probably being listened to or recorded. Anything the person says could be used later as evidence.
Tell the arrested person that you are getting them a lawyer and ask them NOT TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS; NOT TO SIGN ANYTHING OR TAKE ANY TESTS until one of our lawyers arrive.
After we speak to you, our lawyer will immediately call the police agency where the person is being held and stop the officers from questioning them until a lawyer is at their side.