I’ve been charged with a crime. What should I do next?

You should remain silent. You shouldn’t talk to the police, or anyone else, regarding the allegations. You should contact a lawyer immediately. A lawyer will help you preserve evidence helpful to your defense (e.g. text messages, witness statements, audio / video recordings). It may be helpful to draft a record of all the events leading up to your arrest. This record should be addressed to your lawyer and should not be shared with other people.