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24-Hour Arraignments

What Happens After an Arrest in Queens?


Following an arrest for a criminal offense, you need to ensure that you act quickly. According to New York law, you only have 24 hours to retain legal representation before being brought before a judge for an arraignment. At an arraignment, you can expect the following:

  • The charges brought against you will be announced
  • A judge may provide you with information on bail, release and jail time

It is absolutely essential that you take this arraignment seriously, as it is one of the first steps of the criminal process. Generally the most important aspect of the arraignment is hearing whether or not the judge will set bail. In order to protect yourself and your future, you need to contact a Queens criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell right away.

Contact us at (888) 715-1735 to make sure you are protected at your arraignment.

Will the Judge set bail?

The most awaited information of the accused is usually whether they will be released through the Judge's own recognizance (ROR) or if the Judge will set bail. All of the following are generally taken into account when determining whether or not bail will be set:

  • The location that the defendant resides
  • The defendant's employment information
  • The family and community ties of the defendant
  • The criminal charges involved
  • Any previous criminal convictions on the defendant's record
  • Whether or not the defendant has previously failed to appear in court

The Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell can help dispute the charges and seek a minimal bail amount or ROR. We are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because we know that you time of need can come at any part of the day or night.

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How We Can Help You

With the guidance of our firm, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Our team has years of experience handling a variety of legal complications, and we may be able to help you as well. Our lawyers are skilled and have a deep understanding of the various New York laws regarding criminal charges and arraignments.

Not only can we defend you at your hearing, but we can also assist you if your hearing was delayed. If you spent more than 24 hours in holding without being brought before a judge, our firm will zealously pursue a case on your behalf. You deserve to be treated like an individual and have your rights protected. You need to work with a top criminal lawyer in Queens. Get in touch with the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell to see how we can help.

Contact a Queens Arraignment Lawyer Today at (888) 715-1735!

Regardless of the specific charges you face, you need to work with an attorney from our team. Following an arrest, the criminal process may start very quickly and you could be at risk of losing your livelihood and freedoms.

Need a lawyer for an immediate arraignment in Queens? Whether you are facing charges for drunk driving, a drug crime, theft, or another crime, working with the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell could mean the difference between a life behind bars and a life of freedom. You should never leave your future up to chance, and at our firm you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Attorney O'Donnell is a former prosecutor that has years of experience handling criminal cases, so you can rely on him to defend your rights.

Contact our firm today by completing a free case evaluation form now!

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Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell
Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

125-10 Queens Boulevard, Suite 15
Queens, NY 11415. (888) 715-1735| Local Phone: (718) 285-9355.