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Getting arrested, especially to those who never had experience with the system, can attest to the hardship of it all. Having the run-ins with the law whether it was due to a DUI, a misdemeanor or a felony; it can be a struggle. Where few plan on getting arrested, the ones that do are often surrendering to authorities because of an arrest warrant, or knowingly committed a crime they take responsibility for. Sometimes it can be a help to know what to expect, or to understand what a love one is experiencing. In any case, we at Ajua Bail Bonds have recently related on what to expect during the arresting process and understanding the Miranda rights, and now today we would like to relate on what follows at central booking and the arraignment.
 

Central Booking Jail Intake Facility

While in police custody, there is a medical screening included to those who have been arrested to provide those in need to get the necessary medical treatment required while in police custody. This process is often the first step in the Central Booking process where the EMS paramedics will inquire about health, any recent exposure to diseases, and all medical concerns associated with you. The interview is confidential and is performed to protect everyone, including the arrested defendants while awaiting their arraignment. The medic will determine if you have medical conditions that are in need of monitoring, medicating and to evaluate the risks of any contagious conditions that can spread to others.
 

Wait for the Court Arraignment Hearing Date

Following the medical inquiry, you will be in for a long wait while you wait for the arraignment. During the wait, paperwork is completed and assembled and your case will be placed in queue or docketed for court. Expect the good possibility of being moved about several times in the meantime and to wait 8- 12 hours in the courthouse before seeing your attorney and judge. During the waiting period, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as being able to request water as needed and personal hygiene products and toiletries are provided. And if needed, there are often pay telephones within the cells. During the waiting period, a representative from the Criminal Justice Agency will interview you to recommend to the court regarding the bail details. If you want this process to be tipped in your favor it is crucial you are polite, honest, and give a few references that can verify your information. It is regulated in the state of California that you must be seen before the judge on your arraignment within 48 hours of being arrested unless the police can provide reasonable explanation for the delay.
 

Access to Medicines While in Custody

If you are turning yourself in and know you will be arrested, and are regularly medicated throughout regular intervals during the day, you should plan on bringing a 2-3 day supply just in case there are any issues. You are not allowed to keep medication on you while in the cell, but the medics will assure you get the correct dose and time of your medications. If you are in need of medication and you do not have it, the police department will go through the process to make sure you have it. If you have asthma problems, over the counter inhalers and oxygen is housed in the facility. In the event you feel ill and require medical attention, the paramedic will perform an exam and evaluate your medical needs. Should you need the hospital, you will be escorted by officers and permitted treatment, afterwards you will be brought back to central booking.
 

The Arraignment Process

Once you have been docketed to the court, you will be brought to a holding cell in conjunction to the courtroom assigned to your arraignment. If you have your own lawyer, they will perform proper protocols and if you do not have one, the court will provide one for you. Prior to seeing the judge, your attorney will see you one on one to discuss the charges, detail you on any plea offers made by the DA or judge and to discuss your action to the plea offer. In addition the application for release without bail the attorney will ask for specific information. The arraignment is a formal court process where you are informed on your specific charges and your rights as a defendant. More often than not, the formal reading is waived by the defense attorney. The DA will then perform their job, relate the accounts of the police report, and additional circumstantial evidence that makes the chargers a little more concrete.
 

Plead Guilty or Not Guilty & Bail Bond Conditions Set

Following the DA statements, your disposition offer, guilty or not guilty, will be voiced. Should you plead not guilty; the court will then ask the DA on their recommendation on whether you should be released on your own recognizance or if bail needs to be set. From there, your attorney will represent the arguing points you gave during the interview and the references you gave to confirm the facts in the attempt to lower bail or a release on your own recognizance. You will have to speak very little, if at all, and usually only if you accept the plea offer. If you feel something needs to be said in your defense, quietly inform your attorney. Arraignments are usually executed in a flash and are not drawn out. However, if something is a surprise to you during the proceedings, you do have the right to tell your attorney and they will take it from there.
 

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No one ever plans on getting arrested. But if getting arrested should happen to you, it is definitely more optimal to understand what the process is and what rights you have. Most folks have seen enough TV to know they get read rights, or their Miranda rights to be more specific, and there is a general process of getting a mug shot and finger prints. But how much of Hollywood is accurate or even just plain made up. We at Ajua Bail Bonds would like to explain the arresting process along with Miranda rights law in case fun and excitement turn into a date with a jail cell.
 

King, Fresno, Madera & Tulare County Jail Booking Process

Getting arrested is no picnic, after being handcuffed you will be given a ride in the backseat of a police cruiser to jail where you will begin the initial process. Beginning with an officer, you will divulge your personal information; full name, date of birth, social security number, current address, and all of that pertinent personal info. Later you will be fingerprinted and photographed. After all the necessary identification data entry is processed, you are then escorted to the central booking where you be processed for your arraignment (seeing the judge).
 

What Happens to Your Cell Phone, Money & Personal Belongings on Your Person When You Go to Jail?

On a side note, if you know you are going to be arrested, turning yourself in on a warrant for example, it is best to leave everything home except for two forms of ID and a roll of quarters for phone calls. Otherwise, once you arrive at the jail your belongings are taken from you and held until your release. You will be given a voucher or a listing of all of your personal belongings at some point. If you had any contraband it is listed separately into evidence as a separate crime or charge. You are also ran through the system to see if you have any current warrants or unpaid traffic tickets. You will then wait to see the judge to find out the bail bond amount and any further instructions regarding your case.
 

Definition & List of Miranda Rights

The Miranda Rights are the rights that are read to you following an arrest. It can be done at the time you are handcuffed or later on before you’re questioned as a suspect. But do note, anything you say to an officer or in ear shot of one can be used as evidence. Whether you are on the phone, in jail talking to a fellow jail mate, or to anyone, the officer can use anything you say and log it into evidence, before or after you were made aware of your rights. The Miranda Rights is actually a Miranda warning stating, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?
 

Don’t Talk to the Police Without Your Attorney Present

In most cases the best thing you can do is keep silent and wait for the council of your attorney before you speak. No matter if you’re innocent or guilty of the charges filed against you. The officer’s goal is to build a case against you. Keep that in mind when speaking to the officer, even if they are trying to appear like your friend. You cannot persuade the officer to let you off the hook if they have already suspected you of the crime in question. It is in your best interest to stay silent until you have spoken with an attorney, and they are present during questioning.
 

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Every day, people are arrested for various different crimes. Each arrest is a stressful and emotional situation. There are many thoughts racing through your head, which can lead to acting on impulse. Ajua Bail Bonds is here to share some tips to keep in mind if you find yourself under arrest.
 

Things You Should and Should Not Do if You Get Arrested

There are several ways to keep your rights intact when you find yourself arrested. Here is a list of things you should remember if you should happen to find yourself in this predicament:
1. Remain Silent. It is your right to remain silent and you should take full advantage of this. At this point in the arresting process, even if you could plead your case to the officer, it wouldn’t help your situation. You will most likely end up sharing information that will hurt your case in the end.
2. Don’t Run. In the case of an arrest, criminals don’t stand a chance at running. You will never be able to outrun numerous officers in several cars. Running will only create more charges to be placed against you.
3. Don’t Resist Arrest. You should never try to fight off a police officer. If you make any contact with them whatsoever, you will be far worse off. It can turn a minor misdemeanor into a felony, just like that. Listen to and follow the orders of the officer and you will be far better off.
4. Don’t Give Permission to Search. If you are arrested and the officer asks to search, that most likely means they don’t have a warrant to search and need your permission. Make it clear that you do not give permission to search.
5. Don’t Get Chatty. Police officers will try to get you to small talk. They might try to coerce you into a conversation that could end up hurting you in the end. Police officers are allowed to say whatever they can to get a suspect to talk. Even if what they are saying isn’t true.
6. Contact a Bail Bondsman. As soon as possible a bail bondsman should be contacted. We are able to monitor the booking process along the way. This will ensure the bail bond is posted as soon as it is allowed by the jail.
 

Contact a Bail Bondsman

Getting arrested can be a stressful situation. If you or someone you love finds themselves in this position, it is important to remember these tips. This will help ensure your rights are intact and you won’t further implicate yourself. It is important to contact Ajua Bail Bonds as soon as you can. You want your loved ones home as soon as possible and we can help. Make sure you have the following information ready for Ajua Bail Bonds when you make the call:
• Defendants Full Name
• Defendants Date of Birth
• Reason for the Arrest
• Location of the Arrest
• Total Amount of Bail
 

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