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You Can Still Get Arrested During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2020 | Firm News

With Greensboro under a stay-at-home order like most of the United States, many people are concerned about how they will get certain groceries or earn a living. With many areas of the city seeming like a ghost town, the last thing on your mind might be getting in trouble with the law. However, it is important to remember that police are still enforcing the law, and you can still be arrested during the coronavirus outbreak.

First and foremost, arrests are occurring for violations of state emergency prohibitions and restrictions. If you are found to be having a gathering or engaging in other activities that violate the emergency order, you can be arrested.

In addition, people can still be pulled over and cited for traffic offenses. As long as there are still delivery drivers, essential employees, and people getting critical household items and groceries, there will be police officers patrolling the streets. If you are suspected of a serious violation – such as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving on a suspended license – you can be arrested right then and there.

You should always know what to do in the event you are arrested – even if you believe you have done nothing wrong. You have the right to refuse to answer police questions once you are in custody, as well as the right to call a criminal defense attorney. It is always wise to exercise both of these rights to protect yourself and your future case.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Greensboro Right Away

If you are arrested, the E.J. Boswell Law Office is ready to help. We can assess the allegations against you and design the strongest defense strategy for your specific case. Contact us online or call 706.454.0032 to speak with a Greensboro criminal defense attorney today.