What Your First 3 or So Days Look Like if You are Ever Arrested

Are you curious to know what the first 3 or so days look like for a defendant who was just arrested?.

Immediately when a person is arrested, they are read their Miranda Rights – the right to remain silent and the right to a lawyer.

Following the arrest, the defendant is taken to booking. During the booking process, their name is recorded, as well as the reason for their arrest. The officers will take the defendant’s mugshots and fingerprints. Additional DNA samples will be taken. The loose items that were on them during the arrest, like wallets, keys, and cell phones, will be confiscated. The defendant will change into an orange jumpsuit, and their clothes will be confiscated. They will go through a full body search and a health screening. The police will check if any other warrants had been issued for the defendant’s arrest prior to this one.

After booking, the suspect is taken to a room where they will wait for questioning, and conversations with loved ones. Mostly, they wait for their arraignment hearing, which will take place no more than 3 days after the arrest. This is where the prosecutor formally announces the charges, and the judge determines the bail.

Once bail is set, the defendant, and his or her loved ones, can begin making arrangements to pay the bail. The route most commonly used to post bail is hiring a bail bond company like Baldy Mesa Bail Bond Store. This way, the defendant pays only 10% of the full bail amount to the company, rather than 100%. Moreover, with a bail bond company, they get a payment plan that is executed after the defendant’s release. There are additional terms and conditions, but overall, it is much more desirable than paying 100% cash bail.

Learn more about bail bonds and what to expect in the process from a professional at Baldy Mesa Bail Bond Store. We are available 24/7, so call 760-964-8377 now, or start a chat online!

Tags
RECENT BLOG
The Truth About Doxing

The Truth About Doxing

While it’s possible you’ve never heard the term doxing, you’ve likely seen examples of it. Doxing, which is a shortened ...
Read More
3 Common California Felonies

3 Common California Felonies

The state and federal law books are full of felonies, but court officers, lawyers, and police officers will quickly tell ...
Read More

Streaking in California

Streaking is one of those things that happens sometimes. It most commonly takes place at sporting events, but will sometimes ...
Read More

California’s Take on Arson

Many people are surprised by how many arson cases occur in California during a single year. It’s one of the ...
Read More
Disorderly Conduct in California

Disorderly Conduct in California

One of the problems with California’s legal system is that sometimes it’s difficult to know that you’re breaking the law ...
Read More
Public Intoxication Laws in California

Public Intoxication Laws in California

Everyone knows that if you get behind the wheel and drive your car after you’ve had too much to drink ...
Read More