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Arrest Procedures

An arrest can happen suddenly, catching you off guard and leaving you unsure about what to do next. However, if the police arrest you on suspicion of committing a misdemeanor, a Sacramento misdemeanor criminal can help you determine what your options are.

Generally, the first step in the arrest procedure is the actual arrest. The arresting officer will place you under arrest and provide a Miranda warning. The Miranda warning informs you of your right to remain silent and the right to speak to an attorney. In most scenarios, the arresting officer handcuffs the arrestee and places him or her in the back of a police car. However, for some less serious offenses like most misdemeanors, the police officer may release you on your own recognizance with a citation. If you are taken down to the police station, an officer will complete the booking procedure. During booking, an officer will take a sample of the arrestee’s fingerprints and take a photograph of the arrestee. In addition, the officer will ask the arrestee for his or her contact information and will retain all personal property the arrestee has on him or her at the time of arrest.

After the arrest, the prosecutor files a complaint or charging document with the court. Next, you will appear before a judge in court to hear the charges. At this time, you will have an opportunity to enter a plea for the charges. An experienced Sacramento misdemeanor criminal attorney can discuss your case with you and help you decide how to plead at your first hearing.

If you are not already represented by an attorney, please contact Param Pabla for an evaluation of your case.

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