What To Do After An Arrest

Counsel from an Experienced Criminal Attorney

There has been great buzz about personal privacy and cellphone technology across the news. With the latest Supreme Court ruling, police have been restricted on their free search of an arrested individual's cellphone. This step demonstrates how the justice system is intended to work - the protection of an individual's privacy and rights is of the utmost importance. If you have been arrested, it is crucial that you understand how to protect your rights from unfair treatment or searches. Most importantly, you have the right to remain silent after your arrest, especially when police are asking probing questions.

Whether you have been arrested for DUI or were accused of committing a drug crime, The Mayeaux Sardi Law Firm, LLC is here to provide the counsel and support you need during this time. Our Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer is dedicated to protecting clients' rights throughout the state of Louisiana. You can rest assured that we will put your best interests first when you call on us.

Louisiana Arrest & Trial Procedures

Getting arrested can be one of the most frightening and confusing experiences a person can go through. The first thing that will happen is jail booking. You will then be briefed on the charges you are facing and read your Miranda rights. The maximum time you will wait between being arrested and going to your first court appearance will be 72 hours (not counting weekends or holidays). At this point, a judge may decide whether they will set bail or not, allowing you a chance to secure release. In some cases, you may be released "on your own recognizance", meaning you will not have to pay bail because you pose a low flee risk.

Once you post bail, it is vital that you seek counsel for your next court appearance. Many people have faith that the justice system will discover the truth and all they need to do is show up to their court dates. Unfortunately, this is not often the case.

Without the proper legal defense on your side, you risk the following types of penalties:

  • Time in jail
  • Expensive fines
  • Probation
  • Community service hours
  • Mandatory substance abuse meetings

By retaining legal counsel, you ensure that a dedicated Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney will be fighting for the justice you deserve. When you work with our firm, we make sure to gather as much supporting evidence as possible for your side of the story. We also aim to find the weaknesses in the prosecution's case, strategically defending against any accusation. With our legal team on your side after an arrest, you can have peace of mind knowing we are advocating for your rights.

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Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux Sardi, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux Sardi, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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