What Happens During a California Arraignment?

person behind bars

Getting arrested is a harrowing experience for most people, especially for those who do not have much experience with the California legal system. You may feel that you are being treated as if you are guilty, even before you step into the courtroom to see the judge. You may feel confused, panicked and fearful about…

Read More

Is Detainment the Same as an Arrest?

man getting arrested

The terms detainment and arrest are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Protect your rights when you are in an encounter with law enforcement by knowing the difference between the two.  For most people, an encounter with the police can be frightening and full of uncertainty. There are several scenarios that can…

Read More