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What to Do If a Loved One is Ever Arrested

Few situations are as painful as seeing a loved one arrested. It can be shocking, hurtful, and even traumatizing to the family. Often, family members on the outside will want to help but are not sure how they can. But there are a variety of ways family can help. Below are some tips on what to do if a loved one is ever arrested:

·      Seek the Facts

The first thing family should do when a loved one is arrested is seek out all the facts pertaining to the arrest. Information like where the loved one is being held / detained, what the charges are, and when they were arrested, as well as the name of the officers involved in the arrest, can all be of great use.

·      Remind Them to Keep Silent

Being arrested can be very stressful for the detained party. They may feel the need to speak to their own defense. While this is a perfectly natural reaction, it is best to inform the loved one that they should not speak about anything until a lawyer is secured and present.

·      Keep Track of Anything That Follows

Events happen quickly after a person is arrested. Any movement that is made involving a loved one, such as set dates, moved facilities, and other information should all be noted. Keeping this information carefully and concisely can help make a smoother case for a defense attorney to work.

·      Seek Out a Defense Attorney

Being on the outside, as the family, gives an arrested loved one a major advantage. Rather than rolling the dice, the family can select a qualified, experienced defense attorney who could help. Time is of the essence in any situation.

If your loved one has been arrested and needs a defense attorney, don’t wait. Contact the law office of John W. Tumelty today. A former prosecutor, Mr. Tumelty is now a criminal defense attorney with a unique advantage having knowledge of how both sides, prosecution and defense, works. Contact online to schedule a case consultation or call 609-390-4600 today.

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Atlantic County Offices

JOHN W. TUMELTY
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
CRIMINAL LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

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ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
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WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

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Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.