Have you been made aware that a U.S. citizen was recently arrested in Brazil?
Please ask the local authorities to notify the Embassy or closest Consulate immediately.
The consular officer will be in contact and work to ensure that the U.S. citizen will receive due process in accordance with Brazilian law and is not mistreated by the Brazilian authorities. With the permission of the U.S. citizen, the consular officer can contact family members, friends, members of congress, the press, or anyone else who might be able to help . We can also provide a list of local attorneys should the person requires legal representation. In the unfortunate event that the U.S. citizen is sentenced to prison time, a consular officer will visit periodically to monitor the person’s health, treatment, and legal process. For more information about arrests access the page of Assistance Provided to U.S. Citizens arrested in Brazil.