30 Dec Understanding Your Rights Following Your Arrest
Getting arrested in California is terrifying. Many people are so overwhelmed and confused that they don’t fully understand what their rights are. That’s why the police recite the Miranda Rights when they make an arrest. The Miranda Rights clearly lay out all the things you can choose not to do once you’ve been arrested.
One of the first things you’ll hear is that you don’t have to tell the police anything. You should adhere to this right and stay silent during the ride to the jail. That doesn’t mean you should become difficult and obnoxious as soon as you’re arrested. It’s in your best interest to remain on your best behavior so you don’t do anything that could trigger additional charges. When you’re booked, you should answer the questions the booking officer asks that pertain to your identity. These questions will include your full name, your age, and your address.
Before you’re put in a cell, you should know exactly why you were arrested and what charges have been filed against you.
Whether you’ve been formally charged or simply brought in for questioning, you have the right to an attorney. This is a good right to take advantage of. The attorney will help you understand what’s happening, be able to answer questions, and help you navigate the interrogations in a way that doesn’t result in your accidentally incriminating yourself.
If bail has been granted, you have the right to contact Vista Bail Bonds. We have several decades’ worth of experience and are prepared to post the bail bond you need so that you can leave the jail and return to your home.
Reasons to contact Vista Bail Bonds include:
- 24/7 Bail bond service
- Free online and phone consultations
- Discount to pre-approved clients
- Phone/online approvals
- 0% Interest flexible payment plans
- An easy to understand contract
- No hidden fees
- No collateral required for working signers
It’s important to understand that all we do is handle bail bonds. These are designed to get you released from jail. They don’t mean you don’t have to face the charges that were filed against you. While out on bail, you’re still required to make all of your court appearances and obey any rules and conditions, such as staying out of trouble, that is connected to your bail agreement.