If you or a loved one has been arrested in Travis County, knowing how the booking process is important. The first thing that needs to be done is to hire an experienced attorney who can help guide you through and make sure that you spend as little time as possible in jail.
Once you are arrested for a crime, you will be taken to jail and held there until you are able to see the judge, which typically happens in a 48-hour period.
Although being handcuffed and taken to jail can be a frightening experience, knowing what the process is like beforehand can help. After you are handcuffed, you will be transported to the booking facility, where they will record your identifying information.
Once in jail, you will be searched for contraband and any weapons. Then, you may have your personal items confiscated and might have to change into the facility’s provided jail clothes. You will then be granted permission to make phone calls.
During this time, it is critical that the first two calls you make are to a friend or family member who can bail you out, and to a lawyer. Your attorney can arrange the bail process and begin working on a defense plan for you. It is important that you do not say anything about your case to anyone besides your lawyer.
At the Law Office of Ken Gibson, our attorneys have dealt with numerous criminal charges and can guide you through the booking and legal process with ease and confidence. If you or a loved one has been arrested, give us a call today or schedule a free consultation online to learn more about your options.