It is best to contact a defense lawyer before being arrested, or as soon as possible after you suspect a charge may be coming. It is imperative that you not make any statements or answer any questions. The police may ask you to come talk to them? It is better to call a lawyer than provide any information to the police. The sooner you speak with a lawyer the better chance you have of avoiding an arrest or conviction. A good lawyer will provide sound advice and may help gather relevant information and investigate any defenses. A lawyer will also be able to contact the police, prosecutor and ultimately assist with getting bail and securing your release.