The last thing you ever thought would happen was getting arrested. Yet, here you are, in the back of a police car waiting for the officer to take you to jail. Whether you are arrested on a serious charge or because of a misunderstanding, the stress can be crushing. Trying to remain calm and focus on the steps in the process may help get you through it. Learn about what you can expect after an arrest.
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Calling for Help
What happens after you are booked depends on the charge. If you are accused of a relatively minor crime, or this is your first arrest, you may be able to call a family member or attorney for help. You will make an appearance before a judge, who will either allow you to go free of your own accord or force you to stay in custody. A third option is that you can leave after posting bail. This is a monetary amount set by the court to ensure you will return for subsequent court appearances. Those who post
An arrest may be made easier by concentrating on the process. Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty in court.