Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Whether you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time or you’re somehow associated with friends or family members who have committed a crime, you could be arrested even though you’ve done nothing wrong. Without an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer by your side, you could be convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit and subjected to criminal penalties.
Why Was I Arrested if I Didn’t Commit a Crime?
People often ask us why they’ve been arrested when they’re innocent of any wrongdoing. While nobody can predict what police will do, there are a handful of reasons that you could be arrested without committing a crime.
- A prosecutor may think that he or she has enough evidence to implicate you in a crime, you can be arrested.
- You may not be aware that what you did was a crime, or you may have unknowingly committed one (such as harboring someone who was wanted by police, for example).
- Police may be trying to control a dangerous situation and may think you’re involved; if that happens, you may be arrested.
It’s important to note that police can arrest you if they believe that you’re doing (or have done) something illegal.
If You’re Arrested but Innocent
It’s always important to find a Milwaukee lawyer who can help protect your rights. Remember: you don’t have to answer any questions without a lawyer by your side. You can simply say that you want to speak to an attorney – and in many cases, that’s the best choice. While you may feel like you’re helping investigators, or that simply stating your case to them will help them understand that you’re innocent, it’s almost always best to wait for an attorney’s guidance.