What Happens After an Arrest?

Have you been arrested? Unsure of what steps to take next? It is important that you safeguard your rights and your future. When you are arrested in NYC, the authorities will bring you to a certain precinct where you will typically be asked to give a statement. You may also be given a chance to make a phone call and have your Miranda rights read to you.

What should I say if asked questions?

One crucial factor to remember is that you don't have to give the police any information until a lawyer arrives. You have the right to refuse to answer questions about your actions or involvement until you have your attorney present, regardless of what the police try to tell you. While it demonstrates good character to be respectful, you are fully in your rights to respectfully decline to answer.

When police ask for personal information, it is advisable that you give them the proper information, such as:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your date of birth

Refusing to answer these types of questions will only slow the process down and raise suspicions.

The Process of Posting Bail

Depending on the type of crime you have been accused of, your bail may be higher or lower. In some cases, you may be released without bail if you are not viewed as a risk of flight. Factors such as your involvement in the community, employment, family members and residency will be reviewed to determine this risk level. Once you have posted the bail (collateral for your appearance in court) or been released, you will then need to prepare for your arraignment.

Whether you wish to plea guilty or not guilty, it is crucial that you have dedicated legal representation on your side. The Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell is here to make sure that your penalties are minimized and that all unfair charges are completely dropped. Don't wait any longer to get the legal protection you deserve!

Call our firm today.

Categories: Criminal Defense
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