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What Happens When You Get Arrested

Arrest procedures are fairly straightforward from one precinct to the next. In general, here's what you can expect if you ever get arrested:

  • You will be read your Miranda Rights.
  • You will be restrained and transported to the police station, jail, or another detention facility.
  • You will be allowed to contact your attorney and told what general charges you are up against shortly after arriving at the detention facility.
  • You might be required to: submit a blood, urine, hair, or other sample, participate in a lineup, submit a handwriting sample, say specific phrases, be fingerprinted, have your photograph taken, or wear detention clothing.
  • ou will be taken to a court official called a magistrate who will inform you of your rights and the charges against you.
  • You may be eligible to be released on bail or your own recognizance.

If you've been arrested, you have specific rights, one of which is the right to an attorney. Contact us as soon as possible to ensure that your case is handled properly from the start.