Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

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Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

My loved one has been arrested, what next?

Q: When will my loved one go to Court and what will happen there?

A, The law requires that an arrested person must be brought to Court within 48 hours of his arrest excluding weekends and holidays. (Penal Code section 825). The procedures that occur thereafter depend on the nature of the charge, and the complexity of the case. Questions regarding the process can be answered by calling Long Beach Criminal Law Specialist Matthew Kaestner at (562) 437-0200.

Q. Where is my loved one?

A. 1) In Long Beach custody call: (562) 570-7260

2) In L.A. County Sheriff’s custody go to www.lasd.org and click on

inmate information. Or call 1-877-VINE-4-LA and follow the prompts.

3) In Orange County go to www.ocsd.org and click on “E-services”. Or

call (714) 647-4666.

Q. How can I obtain a release?

A. Depending on the charges and any prior record, a release can be by way of an OR (own recognizance) release—without posting bail, or by posting bail.

An OR release can be sought by an attorney in Court.

Bail can be posted with cash, through a licensed bail bondsman or by posting a property bond.

For information / assistance regarding an OR release or bail, call the Law Office of Matthew Kaestner at (562) 437-0200.

Q. Can I visit my loved one in jail?

A. . Yes, in Los Angeles County , locate the person to visit as above then call.

1) All facilities: (213) 473-6100

2) Twin Towers: (213) 893-5163

3) Central Jail: (213) 974-4916

4) Wayside facilities (Castaic): (661) 295-7810

In Orange County (all facilities) call (714) 647-4666

**Always remember that all contact with persons in jail can and will be monitored and recorded.