Resisting arrest, fleeing from the police, and escaping custody are all separate offenses that apply whether or not you committed the offense police originally suspected you of. For this reason, it's important that you obey any order given by a police officer no matter how wrong you think they are. Failing to do so may quickly result in the police tacking on numerous charges. Here's everything you need to know about those charges.
In a first of a series of articles we address criminal court procedure in California with specific focus on how each county does things. Many people assume that criminal procedure is consistent across all the counties in California and this simply is not the case. While your rights will remain consistent the actual procedures of court vary widely. Let's dig in.
Being arrested can be one of the scariest moments of your life. Knowing what to do next can help you navigate your way through a complicated and daunting situation. Here are some steps you can take:
The process from an arrest to your initial appearance in court can seem to last a long time, especially if you are the defendant facing criminal charges. A seasoned Fresno criminal defense lawyer can fight for your rights and mount an effective defense so that your interests are protected.