What is the Arrest Process in California?
The California and U.S. Constitutions have many safeguards that protect Americans from potential abuses by their government. Abuses and mistakes can occur anywhere, however, including in Santa Rosa or elsewhere in Sonoma County and the North Bay Area.
As a defendant in any criminal proceeding, from drug possession and DUI to manslaughter, you have a right to:
- Hear your Miranda warnings, which include being notified of your right to a criminal defense lawyer;
- Be free from being imposed with an unreasonable bail amount;
- Know the reason for your arrest, plus hear the probable cause behind it or see a warrant;
- Be free from evidence obtained without warrant or probable cause.
If police collect evidence in violation of your rights, this evidence could be excluded at your trial. Your criminal lawyer must request a suppression hearing. There, the defense attorney can argue that evidence was obtained without a warrant and should be excluded, while the prosecutor would set forth reasons why the evidence was lawfully collected. If the criminal defense lawyer can win the suppression hearing and get evidence thrown out, the prosecutor might have to dismiss the charges due to a lack of evidence.
Ensuring Your Constitutional Rights Are Protected
In a criminal process filled with grueling interrogation, inauspicious stays in county jail, and indifferent bureaucrats, we at the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C. approach each case with the passion it deserves. Our Santa Rosa criminal attorney will tirelessly review your case and work to present a strong defense on your behalf. Whether you are facing DUI or theft charges, manslaughter or gang offense violations, we are available 24/7 by phone to help you.
Call (707) 418-5352 to request your free case review from our Santa Rosa criminal defense lawyer today!