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What is the Average Timeline of Events After an Arrest in Texas?

 Posted on March 24, 2022 in Bail Bonds

collin county bail bonds agentIf the police have probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime, they have the authority to place that person under arrest. The person may be handcuffed and placed in the back of the police vehicle. Many people are unsure of what happens next. How does the arrest and booking process work in Texas? What can I do if my loved one was arrested? In this blog, we will discuss what happens if someone gets arrested in Texas and how you can post bail and get someone out of jail after an arrest.  

Individuals Arrested on Suspicion of a Crime

An arrest may follow a failed roadside breathalyzer test, an alleged act of family violence, or any number of incidents. Police may also arrest someone if an arrest warrant has been issued. Each case is different, but the process usually consists of the following:

  • Arrest – A criminal suspect is usually handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle.

  • Booking at the police station – The criminal suspect is taken to the police station or jail. He or she may be searched, fingerprinted, and photographed.

  • Police interrogation – Police officers may question the suspect about the circumstances of the alleged offense. The police are required to inform the suspect of his or her right to remain silent and consult with an attorney prior to the interrogation.

  • Arraignment – Being arrested for a crime does not automatically mean that the person will be charged with the crime. This is up to the prosecution. If the suspect is charged with an offense, he or she attends a hearing with a magistrate within 48 hours. The suspect is given the chance to plead guilty or not guilty to the alleged offense. At this point, the magistrate sets bail.

  • Posting bail – Understandably, most people who are arrested and taken into police custody want to get out as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to post bail. The suspect, or the suspect’s loved one, may pay the full bail or use a bail bond and pay 10 percent of the bail. Posting bail allows the suspect to be released until his or her court date.

Contact a Dallas County Bail Bondsman

If your loved one was arrested, contact Doc’s Bail Bonds for help getting him or her out of police custody. At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we understand that you want to get your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. Call our McKinney bail bondsmen right away at 214-747-4110. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you.



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