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The Arrest process can be frightening and confusing. Often a person is taken by surprise and find themselves caught up in an unexpected circumstance. Or the Arrest could take place because of an outstanding Bench Warrant for a Drug Crime, or occur after questioning by the authorities in a Domestic Violence case, like if you are found to be driving under the influence (DWI). However the Arrest comes about, or what crime you are accused of, it is important to be aware that you by law you thought to be innocent. You must actually be proven guilty in court in order to be convicted. That said, it is important to your future criminal case that you divulge as little information as possible to the authorities. Remember that you have a 5th Amendment right that allows you to say nothing to the authorities should you be questioned, as well as the right to obtain counsel. This is a very important time in your case, and in order to handle it properly and avail yourself of these rights it is very important that you contact a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer. These rights are available to you if you are dealing with any New York State Criminal Court case and the matter deals with any type of criminal matter which includes a misdemeanor like an Assault charge or Petite Larceny charge. These same rights apply if your alleged crime is a felony for a Gun Crime as well, or for a case that involves a Sex Crime matter. This applies to a Federal Court case pertaining to White Collar Crimes. This category includes various types of crimes involving fraud, like Mail Fraud, and/or Bank Fraud as well as Securities Fraud. If you are facing the intimidating prospect of defending yourself against a case brought by the Federal Government, it is recommended you secure the services of a Federal Criminal Lawyer right away. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can provide you with guidance and ensure that your legal matter is handled so you can obtain the best possible outcome. We have offices in Suffolk County, Nassau County and throughout New York City including Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.
If you were arrested, but not taken to jail, chances are you received a Desk Appearance Ticket, or DAT. When these are issued, it is considered to be an Arrest; however you are not held in jail prior to your Arraignment hearing. Instead you are released and will return to court at the date and time indicated on your ticket.
If you attempting to locate a loved one, it is important to note that in Suffolk County, there is no Central Booking facility. Generally speaking, the person arrested is booked in the police precinct that arrested them. The following precincts are in Suffolk County:
555 Rt. 109
W. Babylon, NY 11704
1071 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
1630 5th Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
345 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788
125 Waiverly Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772
400 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784
1491 Wm. Floyd Pkwy.
Shirley, NY 11967
Once you have been booked, you will be held for approximately twenty-four hours and then taken to your Criminal Court Arraignment hearing at the District Court. Suffolk County District Court is located at 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, NY 11722. Their phone number is (631) 853-7500.
When you are in custody, you need to be aware of your rights. The police and the District Attorney's office are able to question you regarding your offense. Their powers to do this have been expanded, and they now regularly and systematically question all defendants in custody. Because these interrogations take place with such frequency, it is more important than ever to be sure you seek the assistance of a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer. Your lawyer will explain your rights to you, and that it is important to remain silent, regardless as to whether you are guilty or not. Having your Suffolk County Arrest Lawyer represent you will prevent you from having to undergo an interrogation by the police or District Attorney.
An Arrest is difficult, but encountering the Criminal Court system without the help of a New York Criminal Lawyer is harder. Your lawyer will walk you through the process step by step, and make sure that all important details are attended to and your case is handled appropriately. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC offers a free case evaluation and as well as sound legal advice. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW for your appointment. We have offices in Westchester County, Nassau County and throughout New York City for your convenience.