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Your Legal Rights When Arrested

Last updated 6 years ago

United States law dictates that individuals are afforded several important rights upon being arrested. As this video explains, whether you are incarcerated or released from jail after posting a bail bond, you are entitled to certain civil liberties after an arrest.

During your first court hearing, or arraignment, a judge is required to explain the charges brought against you, as well as any penalties you may receive if found guilty. When authorities question you, you have the right to remain silent. You also retain the right to have an attorney present during the questioning, which is why you should immediately contact a reputable criminal defense attorney should you be arrested. If you cannot afford an attorney, a public defender may be appointed for you.

24 Seven Bail Bonds is New Jersey’s first choice for individuals who require a bail bond agent. We can help you or a loved one with your bail bond needs. Contact us today at (732) 418-2245 for more information.


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