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What Happens After an Arrest?

If you have been arrested, it can be a stressful and frightening experience, especially if this is your first time dealing with the judicial system. It is very important that you remain level-headed and calm at this moment. Don't feel pressured into making statements to the police if they make promises to you. Remember that you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.

After an arrest, you can expect the following to occur:

  • You will be booked, which includes having your fingerprints and mug shot taken at the police station
  • You will be placed in a holding cell before being taken before a judge
  • Bail bond may be offered
  • If you are charged for a crime, you will be asked to return to court for arraignment, which is when you will enter a plea.
  • The prosecution may offer a plea bargain, otherwise your case will be set for trial

Throughout this entire process, your chances of attaining a positive case result are greatly enhanced when you retain our firm's legal services.

Contact Our Merced Criminal Defense Lawyers

With more than a decade of legal experience behind us—not to mention our solid track record—Tenenbaum Law Firm is the kind of law firm you can trust with confidence. We have represented thousands of accused individuals in a wide range of criminal defense cases.

No matter how complex your case may seem, you can be sure that we have the tenacity and insight to handle it with your interests in mind. We have taken on some of the most high-profile cases in our community—we don't shy away from a challenge.

Turn to Tenenbaum Law Firm for help!

As our client, you will be able to reach us 24/7 for the reliable legal counsel you need. If you have been arrested, contact our office as soon as possible to get started on defending your charges. Speak Spanish? ¡Hablamos español!

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