How The Arrest And Booking Process Works

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When someone is arrested in California, the defendant will be handcuffed, read their Miranda Rights (and will be informed that they have the right to remain silent and the right to speak with an attorney), placed into the back of a squad car and transported to the local jail.

When they arrive, the jailer will begin their intake paperwork.  The defendant will be asked to provide their full name, date of birth, social security number, home address and provide information about the type of work they do.

The defendant will also have their photographs and finger prints taken and their bail amount will be set based on the nature and severity of the charges they’ve been accused of.

The booking and intake process generally takes between 4 and 6 hours (less time if the jail is slow, more time if the jail is busy) and the defendant will not be able to post bail bonds until this step is complete.

For more information on how the arrest and booking process works, call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed California bail bondsman.

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