First Time Being Arrested? An Overview of the Booking Process

  • Post published:September 7, 2017
  • Post category:Bail Bonds

First Time Being Arrested? An Overview of the Booking ProcessIf you’ve never been arrested before you may have a lot of questions.  One of the most common questions revolves around the booking process.  Because hollywood often portrays this process through television shows or movies it can be hard to get the facts.  That’s why in today’s post we’re going to address the follow issue – is this your first time being arrested? An overview of the booking process.

First Time Being Arrested?  An Overview of the Booking Process

Whether you or a loved one has been arrested for the first time you may be wondering about what happens next.  After the arrest has been made the defendant is transported to the local courthouse or jail.  Upon arrival the defendant has the following information taken down/copied-

  • Basic Information (Name/Birthdate/Physical Description)
  • Fingerprints
  • Mugshots

All this information is run through a national (and in some cases international) database.  Where it is compared to existing criminal records.  Once that is finished the defendant is either detained or sent to see a judge.  One of the common questions we are asked about the booking process is how long does it take?  In reality there is no real way to know exactly how long it will take.  Because it is dependant on the defendant’s criminal record(if they have one).  Another determining factor is the size of the establishment conducting the booking process.  Larger and busier facilities may take longer while smaller ones may have it finished in no time.

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