Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

No one ever wants to get arrested. Doing so means being placed into a small concrete cell with iron bars, possibly with other inmates. A person loses their freedom when arrested, and it is not fun at all. However, something most people do not consider, is what happens if they are arrested outside of the United States.

Here in the US, the Constitution grants all US citizens certain rights. These rights may not be granted in other countries. Some of these rights include:

• Innocent until proven guilty
• Having a speedy trial
• Having a trial with a jury of your peers
• Safety from cruel and unusual punishment

 
Here in the US, we are very lucky to have these rights. Not every country offers these rights to its citizens, let alone visitors from other countries.

When a US citizen is arreste...