Unless you’ve been arrested before, you probably don’t have a lawyer, at least not a criminal defense attorney. If you’re arrested for a crime, where do you begin? The Yellow Pages? A little bird? The guy in the cell next to you? Usually, finding a defense attorney is something you don’t think of until you’re arrested for a crime. So where do you look?
If you’ve been arrested, you will be given the opportunity to be released on bail for the amount specified by a judge. However, there are circumstances in which you will be denied the privilege to post bail and go home until your scheduled court case.