There are certain
procedures that must be followed after someone is arrested or charged with a
crime. Ultimately, it’s important to always secure legal representation after
being charged. At Shah Law Firm, we have years of experience helping
individuals to fight their criminal charges in Arizona.
How it Works
A person may be charged
before they are even arrested. If this happens, a judge issues a warrant for
their arrest. A police officer will try to locate the person. If they find
them, they arrest them, and the police must give the person a copy of the
warrant with the charges on it. In other instances, someone is arrested and
then booked at the police department. This means they must fill out paperwork
and have their fingerprints taken.
The person charged is
held in police custody pending a court hearing that typically takes place
within 48 hours. When the person is in police custody, they have the right to
an attorney. They also should be able to meet with their attorney before their
court hearing briefly. At the court hearing, someone can enter a plea
of no contest, not guilty, or guilty. They then can be bailed out and released
until their court date.
Call to Speak to Criminal Attorneys Today
It’s important that you
have expert legal counsel by your side when you’ve been charged with a crime.
At Shah Law Firm, we have immense experience helping those like you to resolve
your criminal matters. We offer no-cost legal consultations where you can learn
more about what we offer, and you can ask any questions you have about your
charges or the legal process. To schedule this consultation with a Phoenix criminal
defense attorney, call our Arizona law office today at 602-560-7408. We
serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache