What to Do Immediately Following Your Arrest
It doesn’t matter how serious or minor the charges you face are. There are a few things you should do immediately following your arrest.
Stay Calm and Compliant
One of the biggest mistakes many people make is getting angry and throwing a fit when they are first arrested. We understand that you’re upset and scared but the simple reality is that things will be much better for you if you stay calm.
Getting angry following your arrest has the potential to do three negative things:
- Makes the booking process take even longer
- Increase the odds of your saying something that could be used against you during a trial
- Trigger events that lead to even more charges, such as resisting arrest, being filed against you
In the aftermath of your arrest, it’s in your best interest to stay silent as much as possible and only answer questions such as your name, your birthdate, and your address. When you’re being arrested, the less you say, the better.
Contact Your Lawyer
One of the first things you should do when you’re arrested is contacting your lawyer. The sooner you do this, the better. Not only will your lawyer help you through things like your arraignment, but they will also explain the charges that have been filed against you, and make sure that you’re civil rights aren’t violated.
Get in Touch With One or Two Close Relations
As soon as possible, you need to touch base with one or two of your loved ones and let them know about your arrest. While they won’t be happy that you’ve been arrested, at least they will know where you are and that you’re safe, which is better than them thinking you’ve simply disappeared. Alerting a couple of your loved ones about your situation also allows them to start doing things like trying to put together bail money, contacting more defense lawyers, and researching your case.
Call Madera Bail Bonds
As soon as possible, you should get in touch with Madera Bail Bonds. We offer a completely free bail bond consultation that’s available 24/7. During the consultation, you’ll learn about how to apply for a bail bond, how our interest-free payments work, whether you’ll need a co-signer, and what you can use as collateral.
There are several reasons people contact Madera Bail Bonds as soon as they’ve been arrested. These reasons include:
- 0% Interest payment plans
- 20% Discount
- Phone approvals
- No hidden fees
- No collateral for working signers
- Amazing customer service
- Flexible payment plans
A long history of successful client relationships
Getting a free consultation couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is click the Chat Now link or call 559-268-0444.
What Happens if You Have Arrest Warrants in Multiple Counties
Sometimes things get out of hand and start snowballing until one day you discover that there isn’t just one bench warrant out for your arrest but multiple bench warrants have been issued. Making the matter even more complicated is that there are multiple counties involved.
While having arrest warrants in multiple counties might seem like a massive headache to you, the good news is that this happens often enough that California’s court systems have gotten pretty good at handling the situation. The even better news is that they will handle all the logistics. You simply have to make sure you are in the correct courthouse at the correct time.
While each case is unique, the way it usually works is that the county that you’re arrested in gets to handle your case first. While you’re in custody in that county’s jail, the other counties involved will put a hold on you. That means that when you’re released from one county jail, the other county will send someone to pick you up. It actually works pretty smoothly.
Depending on the charges you’re facing, the number of counties involved, and the restriction some judges place on bail, the multiple warrants in multiple counties could make getting a bail bond complicated. Your best course of action is contacting Madera Bail Bonds. We’ve dealt with situations like this in the past and are ready to do so again. Not only will we work closely with you, but we also have contacts in other counties who will help us learn the exact terms of your bail, how much money you’ll need to cover our fee, and how many different jails are involved. We’ll relay the information to you.
The benefits of working with Madera Bail Bonds include:
- 20% discounts for some applicants
- Flexible payment plans
- Simple contracts
- 24/7 service
- Phone consultations
- Online consultations
- Fast service
- Zero-interest bail bond
- Zero-down bail bond
- Zero worry about hidden fees