Getting arrested is a daunting and overwhelming process – especially because you don’t know what to expect. Whether you or your loved one was arrested, understanding the arrest process can help you prepare. Our Arizona criminal defense attorneys explain what to expect after being arrested in Arizona.
What to Expect After Getting Arrested in Arizona
When a person is arrested, the first thing that will happen is they will be processed through the jail, and police enforcement will take down their information. Police officers will proceed to get a copy of the person’s driver’s license, fingerprints, and a booking photo.
If you’ve been arrested for a minor crime, such as a misdemeanor or a DUI, there is a chance that you will be released soon after they get your information, and just schedule a court date with you.
If you face high-level offenses, such as a felony, your jail process may be slightly different. You will likely be kept in custody until you are able to appear before a judge. This is typically called an arraignment. During the hearing, the judge will usually determine release conditions. Those release conditions could require you to report to a monitoring unit to make sure you don’t leave the state or engage in other crimes until you appear at your next court hearings. The judge may also require you to post bond – making you pay a sum of money to ensure you will appear to your next court hearing and prevent you from fleeing.
Arrested in Arizona?
If you or your loved one are facing criminal charges, you might not be prepared for what comes next. The steps you take immediately after an arrest will affect your ability to walk free from charges. Seeking legal guidance is the first step you should take. Our team at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. has helped individuals facing criminal charges across Arizona and nationwide. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you build a solid defense.
Contact our team today at (602) 842-6762 to schedule a consultation!