What Protestors Need to Know About Getting Arrested

The First Amendment gives you the right to assemble and take photos and videos in public spaces, such as during a protest. If you are arrested during a protest, be polite, don’t resist, and when you can, get information about posting bail in Upper Marlboro.

This video explains your rights for protest, photography, and video in public spaces and what to do if you are arrested. If your rights are violated when you are protesting, after posting bail, you can work with an attorney to argue that you were wrongfully detained and are not guilty of a crime. Keep in mind that you have the right to photograph and film your encounters with officers and that they may not delete any of your photos or footage for any reason.