When you are arrested, the police usually bring you to the police station for booking. (If you need to be taken to a hospital, you will be brought there first, before you are taken to the police station). At the station, police will write down your general information on a form, a picture is usually taken along with fingerprints. You will be given an opportunity to use the telephone.
Part 1: Before Arraignment
- What happens if I am arrested?
- What are my rights?
- Can I be released after I am booked at the police station?
- What happens if I receive a complaint and notice of criminal charges and a date to appear in court in the mail (and I am not arrested)?
- What is a show cause hearing?
- What is the difference between criminal charges in superior court and criminal charges in district court?
- What is an arraignment date?
- What should I do before I go to court?
- Part 2: Arraignment or First Appearance in Court