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Criminal law attorneys at the firm can provide the representation you need when facing criminal charges. With experience representing clients throughout the five boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, you can sleep a little better at night knowing that you are represented by competent defense counsel. The criminal law attorneys at the firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, can represent you or your loved one at arraignment as well, and are accessible twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
Once an individual has been arrested, they will be taken to the local police precinct for processing. In some instances, where the criminal charge is a misdemeanor (such as shoplifting or small quantity of marijuana possession) and the arrest is the individual's first arrest, police have the discretion to issue a Desk Appearance Ticket, commonly referred to as a DAT. Where a desk appearance ticket is issued, the individual is given a sheet of paper with the date they are to appear in court for their arraignment. In such cases, an individual is saved the nightmare of spending up to twenty four hours in central booking waiting to see a judge before release. Criminal law attorneys regularly represent individuals given desk appearance tickets.
In most instances, however, after an individual is processed at the local precinct, they are taken to central booking where they will await their arraignment before a Criminal Court Judge. This process should take between 16 - 24 hours, but unfortunately, in some instances it can be slightly longer. Once before the Judge, the individual is advised of their rights and the judge will decide whether or not to set bail to ensure the individual's return to court. If the Court sets bail, it must be posted before the individual is released. If it is not posted, the criminally charged defendant will be taken to Riker's Island. If no bail is set, the individual is said to have been ROR'd, or released on their own recognizance.