Dealing with an arrest warrant or already arrested in Chicago? A lawyer from our firm can help you handle your arrest appropriately and work to seek a dismissal of your charges.
When you’re facing an arrest warrant, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and hopeless. You might be worried about when and where they’ll arrest you, which could be embarrassing for you. You might be at home, doing some shopping on the Mag Mile, or simply driving home from work when the police arrest you.
Fortunately, a lawyer at Chicago Trusted Attorneys can help you avoid such an embarrassing situation. Your arrest doesn’t have to be public or difficult. Instead, you can seek out the help of a Chicago arrest lawyer to make the process as easy on yourself as possible.
What Happens When You’re Arrested
When you’re accused of a criminal offense or fail to appear in court, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. This is also called a bench warrant for cases of failing to appear in court. When the judge issues this warrant, a police officer may arrest you at any time.
Unfortunately, that means you might be at work, with your family or friends, or otherwise with others. That leads to an embarrassing, public situation. Once you’ve been arrested, you’ll be taken to a Chicago police station, where you’ll sit in a cell until your arrest has been recorded into the police’s database. That includes fingerprints and other information.
Once the booking process is over, your bail will be posted. If you’re able to pay, you’ll be given a court date and released with the promise that you’ll stand before the judge on your court date.
How a Chicago Lawyer Can Help before and after an Arrest
Fortunately, you don’t have to handle your case alone. Instead, speaking to a Chicago attorney before your arrest can help make the process smoother and easier for you.
First, you’ll need to speak to a lawyer about your situation. While you may not be able to get out of an arrest, they can contact the authorities and make the process easier for you. First, they can arrange a discreet arrest so that you don’t have to worry about your neighbors, family, or friends witnessing your arrest.
Once you’ve been booked, you’ll then need someone to help you cover your bail. Since you’re in a jail cell, that usually means arranging for someone else to post it. Your lawyer can arrange your bail before your arrest, so you’ll be released as soon as your bail is posted.
Speak to an Arrest Lawyer Today
When you’re aware that there’s a warrant for your arrest in Chicago, chances are good that you’re already feeling distressed and worried about what happens next. If you’ve never been arrested, that can be especially stressful, and you may be concerned about the details of your arrest.
At Chicago Trusted Attorneys, we understand how stressful and scary an arrest can be, and we’re here to help. Our attorneys can guide you through the arrest process, and we can help you fight to get those charges dropped.
When you’re ready to begin, consult with your Chicago arrest lawyer by calling 312-931-5411 or by filling out the online form below.