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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Should you find yourself under arrest, either you or a trusted family member or friend can get come see Ajua Bail Bond to post your bail bond. Don’t delay and trust in our experts to assist your 24 hours a day 7 days a week and get you out quickly and efficiently. Contact us today!