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What Happens if I Get Arrested in San Antonio?

Posted by Robert Maurer | May 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

A person in an orange outfit with their hands cuffed behind their back.

Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially if you're unfamiliar with the legal process that follows. In San Antonio, understanding the steps involved in the arrest process is crucial to protecting your rights and preparing for the upcoming legal challenges. 

This blog outlines what you can expect after an arrest and how to handle the situation effectively.

Initial Detention and Your Rights

Immediately following an arrest in San Antonio, you'll be taken into police custody. During this time, it's essential to know your rights. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Invoking these rights can prevent you from unintentionally compromising your defense.

The Booking Process

After being detained, the next step is the booking process. This involves recording your personal information, the details of the alleged crime, and taking fingerprints and photographs. Depending on the case specifics, you might also be required to participate in a lineup or give a handwriting sample.

First Appearance and Bail

Your first appearance before a judge typically occurs within 48 hours of your arrest. The charges against you will be read during this hearing, and bail will be considered. Bail is set based on several factors, including the severity of the offense, your criminal history, and your risk of fleeing.

Preparing for Defense

If you're formally charged, it's crucial to start preparing your defense immediately. This stage is where having a skilled defense attorney becomes invaluable. They can help you understand the charges, the possible defenses, and the potential penalties.

A police officer handcuffing a person in a yellow shirt and using a radio.

Expert Legal Assistance Is Essential

If you or someone you know has been arrested in San Antonio, immediate action is required to ensure the best possible outcome. The Law Office of Robert M. Maurer II & Associates specializes in criminal defense, providing experienced and aggressive representation to protect your rights and freedom.

Our expert criminal defense and justice attorneys understand the complexities of San Antonio's legal system and are ready to help you navigate this challenging time.

Contact us at 210-222-8284 today for a consultation, and let us start working on your defense.

 

Disclaimer: This article is only intended for educational purposes and shouldn't be used as a substitute for legal advice.

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