Questions Following Your Arrest
Facing criminal charges or even accusations of a crime is stressful. This process involves many nuances, which can add more stress to the defendant. Each situation and the cause for arrest are different, but there are likely similar questions that follow. Here’s what you should know if you’ve recently been arrested.
Should I Call A Lawyer?
Before you get bogged down by law enforcement analyzing every word you say and possibly incrimination yourself, you should call a lawyer. An attorney will step in and either prevent your arrest or arrange for a different situation for you or your family. In addition, an attorney can also protect you from being questioned by the police.
I’ve Been Arrested, What Do I Do?
Getting arrested can be a fighting moment, especially if it’s your first time. It’s likely you’ll not know the ins and outs of the situation and might be confused about what’s really going on. However, when you are arrested, stay calm, be polite, and cooperate. Remember, struggling, fighting, or arguing will only make your situation worse.
I’m Going To Jail, Help!
When you are arrested by a police officer and driven to jail, you will be fingerprinted and photographed. On some occasions, you might be released on personal recognizance, while other times, you will need to wait for a bail commissioner to issue bail.
What Is Bail?
Bail is either money or property provided to the court to ensure that the accused will return to court when required to do so. If the defendant returns to court, the bail will be returned at the end of the case. However, if the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail will become forfeited to the court and not returned.
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