scottellisonlawfirm@gmail.com (361) 887-7600 Please call or email us today! Call for your free consultation.

What procedures are usually followed when you are arrested?

1. The officer will take you to a police station, jail, or other detention facility.

2. Upon arrival at the jail or shortly thereafter, you will be afforded the opportunity to contact an attorney.

3. You will be advised generally as to the charges against you.

4. You may be required to:

            • participate in a lineup;

            • prepare a sample of your handwriting;

            • speak phrases associated with the crime with which you are charged,

            • wear certain clothes; or

            • give a sample of your hair, blood, etc.

You should request to have your attorney present before agreeing to participate in any of these procedures.

5. You may also be required to be finger-printed and photographed.

6. You must be taken before a magistrate (a court official who may exercise some functions of a judge) within a short time of your arrest.  The magistrate will inform you of the charge filed against you and your rights.

You should request to have your attorney present before agreeing to participate in any of these procedures.