If you or a loved one is arrested, booked, charged with a crime, or simply under investigation by law enforcement then you need the services of a criminal defense lawyer.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor
If you are charged with a misdemeanor then the arresting officer likely gave you a notice to appear with a court date and time to appear in court. In many misdemeanors a bond is not required to secure future appearance in court. Your initial court date is the arraignment. At your arraignment your charges are read and a plea of not guilty is generally entered.
If you are charged with a felony
In many cases if you are arrested for a felony then you will need to post bail or ask the court to release you on your own recognizance. Bail schedule or fees vary depending on the seriousness of the charges. Call criminal defense attorney Benjamin Scarfe to discuss release procedures.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Benjamin Scarfe can help
Benjamin Scarfe is a criminal defense attorney with offices in Sacramento, Yuba City, and Chico. Call Mr. Scarfe today to discuss options available to you or a loved one.