An arrest is a forcible restraint or seizure of a person’s liberty which puts them in police custody. If you are uncertain whether an arrest is taking place, clarify it with the officer since every detainment is not an arrest. For example, you cannot be arrested for a violation such as a speeding ticket, but the officer can detain you to identify who you are and issue you a citation.
However, besides obvious criminal charges, you can be placed under arrest such minor offenses as well as a parole or probation violation and failure to appear in court.
A warrant is required for your arrest, unless there is probable cause. Probable cause simply means that certain circumstances point towards the probability that a person has committed a crime. At the time of arrest, the officer may search you and your clothes, but they must have a search warrant in order to go through your home. They may or may not need one for your car. If an arresting officer comes to your home, Eisenberg Law Offices attorneys strongly recommend that you be aware of your rights as well as the danger of escalating the situation.
In order to avoid increased charges at the time of arrest, the criminal defense attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices advise you to do the following:
Eisenberg Law Offices criminal defense attorneys understand the anxiety people under arrest experience and can guarantee a professional handling of the case with your best interests in mind. If you are under arrest in Madison or any other Wisconsin city and need the representation of an attorney, contact us for a free consultation. We will carefully listen to you, evaluate the facts and help you to handle your case with maximum consideration of your situation.
Eisenberg Law has successfully represented our clients in thousands of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Family Law Cases during our 30-plus years in business.
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