style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px”
data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8498587720768945″
data-ad-slot=”1982867580″>
 

5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE SURRENDERING FOR ARREST

CentralBookingINFOLOGO

 

If the police have contacted you and informed you that you are going to be arrested, there are two ways you can react.  You can get upset or you can consider yourself fortunate.  The truth is, most people don’t leave their homes thinking they will be arrested at some point during the day.  Having that information beforehand can be very helpful.  While getting arrested sucks, knowing you are going to get arrested is better than not knowing.  You can plan in ways that most people who are arrested can not.  Below are five tips that can be helpful given the cards that you have been dealt.

 

1) GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER PRIOR TO YOUR ARREST!

One of the worst parts of being put in jail is the fact that you will go MIA.  Many people will not know where you are.  If you are arrested without warning, you can spend at least a day or two in jail without warning.  If you know beforehand, you can work on getting your affairs in order.  Call your job and let them know you will be out or away.  Arrange for child care.  Arrange for your car to be put somewhere safe.  Pay any bills or other items that may be due during that time.  Basically, you should schedule your affairs in advance as if you are going on a short vacation.  Often, when people are arrested, they will be released pending trial or on bail.  If you will need to get bailed out, start calling people and making arrangements for bail.  In many jurisdictions, making bail arrangements prior to an arraignment can lead to your being released quicker.  Also try to get your inmate booking number and give it to your family and friends so that they can find out when you will be going to court.  It is also helpful to get the telephone number to the court, police department, and/or booking facility to your family and/or friends.  This will save time that will otherwise be spent on inmate search engines and looking for central booking sites for the number to a central booking facility.

 

2) EAT SOME FOOD BEFORE SURRENDERING…

If you have been charged with a crime and a Police Officer informs you that you have to surrender yourself, the last thing you are going to be worried about is eating.  In fact, most people will lose their appetites.  This is a serious mistake.  Just like the people that push the propaganda about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the meal you eat prior to getting arrested will often be quite important.  In some cases, you may not have access to food after being arrested for quite some time.  In other situations, you may get access to something that others are calling food, but that you would rather not eat.  Either way, what you eat before arrest will have a great impact on your jail experience for the first couple of hours or even the first day or two.  Avoid spicy foods and/or foods that do not agree with you.  If you are getting arrested, it is not the time to go eat spicy Indian food or Mexican food, especially if those items do not agree with you.  You know what is worse than having your stomach turning in knots?  Having to sit on the toilet with 10 or 20 strangers in an open room while they become increasingly angry about your inability to stop your meal from revisiting you in a holding cell.



style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px”
data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8498587720768945″
data-ad-slot=”6539005986″>

3) ARRANGE TO BE ABLE TO USE A PHONE

You can not assume you will have access to a phone.  While you may wish to avoid people, sometimes, when you have been arrested, there is a pay phone in a cell.  In such cases, it is helpful to have a phone card that allows you to call a 1800 number instead of using coins.  Do not assume that there will be a phone.  Do not assume that if there is a phone, you will be able to use quarters or other change.  Often, the phone is full or broken.  Your best way of possibly being able to make calls is to bring some change like a roll of quarters (which may be taken from you) and a prepaid phone card.  Also be aware that you may be put under duress because you have a phone card and people may ask you to use it.  This can be very uncomfortable and in some cases dangerous.  Getting a couple in small denominations is helpful.

 

4) WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING

This is where knowing you are getting arrested before it happens can really be useful.  You may have to sit in your clothing for several days.  You also don’t know what you are going to encounter as far as temperature and conditions.  You may find yourself in a freezing room in the summer or in a hot room in the winter.  You may have to sleep on a floor or hard bench, or spending long periods of time sitting or laying on either.  You may want to dress in layers.  A top shirt or layer may double as a pillow or ground cloth.  Make sure your shoes are comfortable.  Also make sure that you look as nice as you can.  After all, at some point you will see a Judge who does not know you and will be making serious decisions about your life and freedom.  You may want to look the best you can.  You will also want to balance that with the fact that you may not see that Judge for a day or two and you will be in the same clothes.

5) SECURE YOUR VALUABLES

Jail is not the time to wear your fancy watch or to show off.  Often, the police will take your stuff for safe keeping.  If you do have a situation where they take items from you, try to make sure they are vouchered and that you get a receipt.  However, the best advice is, leave your valuables at home.

 

5) FIND AN ATTORNEY

If it is possible and you can afford one, you should hire an attorney before speaking to the police.  You have the right to remain silent.  It is not just a right, it is a really good idea.  Despite your inner voice telling you that you have nothing to hide, you should not speak to anyone unless you have an attorney present.  Speak to friends and family and ask for referrals for an attorney.  Attorneys who work on other types of matters for you are also a great source of referrals for a criminal attorney.  Just because your lawyer is a family lawyer, divorce attorney, immigration lawyer or personal injury lawyer does not mean that he or she does not know a good criminal lawyer!  Call people you trust and have them help you find an attorney.



style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px”
data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8498587720768945″
data-ad-slot=”1982867580″>


Suffolk County Arraignments

CentralBookingINFOLOGOWhen Does Someone See A Judge In Suffolk County?

Are you looking for someone arrested in Suffolk County?

Suffolk County is a big place.  If you are trying to find a person who was arrested in Suffolk, you may want to call the police station nearest to where in Suffolk County the person was arrested.  When a person is arrested in Suffolk County, they are taken to one of the following places:

  • A Suffolk County Police Precinct
  • A Village Police Department
  • An East End Town Police Department

Even if someone is arrested by a Village Police Department, that person will usually be taken to the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) for additional processing.

Click Here for a list of Police precincts in Suffolk County (SCPD Addresses).

Click Here for a list of phone numbers to SCPD Precincts.

Click here for a list of Criminal Courthouses in Suffolk County and to find the address of a Court in Suffolk.



In New York City, people who arrested go from the Police Station to Central Booking. In Suffolk County, there is no Central Booking. However, the person should still be arraigned at the Courthouse within 24 hours of arrest.  However, unlike New York City, where there can be a huge backlog of people being processed, a Suffolk County defendant can be processed and arraigned pretty quickly, many times in the same day and within hours.  Unlike arraignments in New York City, which go from the morning until 1am, arraignments in Nassau and Suffolk go until 5pm.  A person arrested is arraigned in the District Court Arraignment part.

What is an Arraignment?
An arraignment is when someone who has been arrested sees a Judge to enter a plea. At the arraignment the Court will also set a bail. In some cases, no bail is set. In Suffolk County, after someone is arrested, that person is often interviewed by the Department of Probation. The Suffolk County Department of Probation will then make a recommendation regarding the need for a bail to the Court based upon the interview with the person arrested. The person’s lawyer will make what is called a bail argument.  Please note that sometimes in Suffolk County, people are arraigned without an attorney representing them.

In Suffolk County, the District Court Arraignments take place seven days a week in Courtroom D-11. Each day, arraignments in Suffolk County start at 9:30.

Looking for Court Information?
Suffolk County District Court has a recorded information phone number.  The Suffolk County Court Number is a good starting point for finding information relating to a Suffolk County Criminal Case or Suffolk County Arraignment.  The number is 631-853-7500.

Click Here for Suffolk County Criminal Court FAQ Page (Unified Court System)

Click Here for Information on vacating a warrant in Suffolk County (Unified Court System)

Additional Information:

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has a great resource page for people who want to learn more about the criminal arrest, booking, arraignment, and indictment processes in Suffolk County.  CLICK HERE to go to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s website/webpage on criminal justice procedures.

CLICK HERE to find People Wanted in Suffolk County (Suffolk County’s Most Wanted)

Arrest of Non-Citizens-Arrest of Immigrants in Suffolk County

Below is a link to Suffolk County Police Department communications regarding the arrest of non U.S. Citizens and persons with dual citizenship.

CLICK HERE for the Suffolk County Police Department Policy on the arrest of Non-citizens/arrest of immigrants in Suffolk County.

Address of Suffolk County District Court:

First District Court, Suffolk County

400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, N.Y.

Criminal Arraignments: Courtroom D-11

Suffolk County Police Department Numbers

SCPD General Phone Numbers
1st Precinct 555 Route 109, West Babylon 854-8100
2nd Precinct 1071 Park Ave, Huntington 854-8200
3rd Precinct 1630 5th Ave, Bay Shore 854-8300
4th Precinct 345 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge 854-8400
5th Precinct 125 Waverly Ave, Patchogue 854-8500
6th Precinct Route 25 / Middle Country Rd, Coram 854-8600
7th Precinct 1419 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 852-8700

Suffolk County Jail Information:

CLICK Here for information on Suffolk County Jail from Suffolk County Sheriff (Riverhead Jail)

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. This web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. Oeser-Sweat, P.C. does not offer any guarantee of case results. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR CREATE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.  This site is not in anyway affiliated with any federal, state or governmental department or entity.  This site is provided to give information to the general public and is not intended to constitute legal advice.  Please consult your lawyer for legal advice.

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

*THIS SITE IS RUN BY A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEW YORK CITY AND NOT BY THE COURTS*

A New York Criminal Defense Lawyer describes steps that loved ones and family members of someone arrested in New York City should take to help get that person home quicker after he or she has been arrested. These items will help one track someone from arrest to arraignment. See our full video that describes the process from arrest to arraignment for more information.  The information contained on this site is written by a criminal lawyer and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, but rather, to give information to individuals who are trying to find people.

How Do You Find People? Arrest Inquiry:

Are you looking for someone?  Are you asking “how can I find people” who were arrested?  This site was created by a criminal lawyer to help answer the question: How do you find people who were arrested?  If you are looking to find people, click the below links for information that can help you find people arrested in New York City.

How Do You Get A Lawyer?:

How Do You Get A Lawyer when you are arrested in New York?  Each person arrested in New York City gets a free attorney consultation with a government provided criminal lawyer.   These lawyers are not all from the Legal Aid Society.  Many of these lawyers are new york city defense attorneys who are appointed by the court.  These new york city criminal defense lawyers are paid by the government.  There are a number of criminal lawyers in nyc that are on the panel that is appointed to these types of cases.  Despite what many believe, many of these lawyers are top criminal attorneys.

NEW YORK ARREST RESOURCES FROM CENTRALBOOKING.INFO (Created by a Lawyer/Attorney/Law Firm):

Click Below to go to the relevant pages (written by a private criminal lawyer):

WHAT IS AN ARRAIGNMENT???

New York Arraignment Process (What happens when you’re arrested in NYC)

WHERE IS THE CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE?

How To Find An Inmate In New York

How Do I Find My Next Court Date? Who Arrested?

How Do I Find Out If Someone Has A Bail?

How Do I Find Out What Someone’s Bail Is?

How Do I Find Out What Someone Was Charged With?

How Do I Find Out What I Was Charged With?

FREE DOWNLOAD – NEW YORK CITY ARRAIGNMENT/ARREST INFORMATION SHEET – Created by a Lawyer/Attorney/Law Firm

CLICK HERE TO FIND SOMEONE’S BAIL AMOUNT IN NEW YORK

Where Can I Hire A Lawyer To Represent Myself Or A Loved One In A Criminal Case?

Where Can I hire A Lawyer to Represent me in a Domestic Violence Case?

How Do I get my criminal record sealed in New York?

Arraignment Clerk Information – Places to Call in NYC if Someone was Arrested or to find out if someone was arrested in New York City.  Wondering how to find someone arrested in New York City? This is a good starting point. Even if someone is in Central Booking or a county detention facility in New York City after being arrested, the Arraignment Clerk might be able to help!

New York City County List

New York City has five (5) boroughs.  Each borough in New York City is a different county.  Each county has a different court.  When people are arrested in a certain borough or county, they go to the jail in that county.  If you are looking for someone arrested in a specific borough in New York City, you need to know the names of the counties in New York City.  Below is a list of counties in New York that will help you figure out what county detention facility someone arrested may be in.

This being the case, you don’t have to be a criminal lawyer to figure out where to look for someone:

So if you think someone is in Central Booking in the Bronx, call the arraignment clerk in Bronx County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Brookyn, call the arraignment clerk in Kings County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Queens, call the arraignment clerk in Queens County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Manhattan, call the arraignment clerk in New York County.

If you think someone is in Central Booking in Staten Island, call the arraignment clerk in Richmond County.

If you know for sure someone has been arrested in New York City and you want to find someone arrested in New York City, click the link on the top of the page to get the number to the arraignment clerk in the county in which the person was arrested.

 

CLICK THE ABOVE PICTURE TO CONTACT A NEW YORK CRIMINAL LAWYER!

New York Criminal Law Firm

HIRE AN ATTORNEY

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
Phone: 212-675-7955
WEB: www.oesersweat.com

HIRE A LAWYER
24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week:
646-807-8745

HIRING A LAWYER?  CHECK OUT THESE RELATED RESOURCES:

Image Courtesy of Graeme Weatherston
. . . . . . . . . . . . .


ATTORNEY ADVERTISING This web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. Oeser-Sweat, P.C. does not offer any guarantee of case results. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.