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My Boyfriend Has Been Arrested on Gun Charges-What Do I Do Next?

Posted by Elizabeth Payette | Sep 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

If your boyfriend or loved one has been arrested on gun charges, it's important to immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney for personalized advice on your specific situation.  Here are some general steps to take next.    

1.  Prioritize Legal Representation

The first and most critical step is to secure legal representation for your boyfriend. Find a skilled criminal defense attorney experienced in gun-related cases. An attorney will guide you through the legal process, explain the charges, and work to build a strong defense strategy.

2.  Understand the Charges

Find out the specific charges your boyfriend is facing.  There are many different laws prohibiting the possession or sale of firearms.  Knowing the charges will help you in hiring the best and most experienced attorney to formulate a defense strategy.

3.  Gather Information

 Collect any evidence or documents related to his case and share them with his attorney.  This information could be helpful for his defense.

4.  Do Not Get in the Way

Do not interfere with his arrest if you are present or do anything that could harm his case.  The best way to help is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you both through this process.    

5.  Support Him Emotionally

Being arrested is a stressful experience for the person and his family especially if your loved one is in jail. Offer your emotional support and be there to listen to him during this difficult time.

6.  Avoid Discussing the Case Publicly

It's generally wise to avoid discussing the case on social media or in public. Anything you say could potentially be used against him in court.

7.  Don't Speak to Police Without an Attorney

If the police want to talk to you, it's best to politely decline and let them know that you'll have your attorney contact them. Anything you say could potentially be used against your boyfriend.

8.  Determine Bail Options

If your boyfriend is eligible for bail, his attorney can help you understand the bail process and help you get him released from jail while the case is ongoing.

9.  Cooperate with his Attorney

Work closely with his attorney and provide them with all relevant information. They will help build the best defense strategy based on the facts of the case.

10.  Stay Informed

 Keep yourself informed about the legal proceedings and court dates. Attend court hearings as necessary and as advised by his attorney.  His attorney will ensure your boyfriend's rights are protected throughout the legal process.

Remember, each case is unique, and it's crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced attorney to understand your boyfriend's specific situation and legal options.  By prioritizing legal representation, offering emotional support, and collaborating closely with his attorney, you can help work toward the best possible outcome for your boyfriend's case.  His future deserves the best defense-– contact Manosh Payette, LLC at (401) 854-7794 for a confidential consultation, 

About the Author

Elizabeth Payette

Attorney Payette is an experienced trial lawyer who has devoted her entire career to defending and advocating for my clients.  She has successfully defended clients in countless felony bench and jury trials and litigated numerous pretrial motions.


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