The Criminal Defense Process Part 3 – Arresting a Defendant
Hello, my name is Brandan Davies. I am a criminal defense lawyer based out of Overland Park, Kansas with the law firm of Copley Roth & Davies. In this video, I am going to be talking to you a little bit about an arrest. Now an arrest can occur in a couple of different ways. One of the most common ways is for an officer to witness a crime, establish or develop probable cause that a crime has been committed and that the person committed it, and then take a person into custody. Now a police officer can do this and they can hold you up to 48 hours before you are charged with a crime. Another way that an arrest can occur can be execution on an arrest warrant. This is whenever a prosecutor has obtained some evidence from the police during a police investigation, they have made the decision to charge someone with a crime, the prosecutor has went through the process of obtaining an arrest warrant from the judge, and then the arrest warrant has been issued to the sheriff or a law enforcement officer to go out and arrest a person based on that warrant. Now in both of these instances, a person will be taken into custody and then shortly thereafter, will be brought in front of a judge to establish bond or a bond amount. For more information on the criminal defense process, please watch our next video on bonding and how that works.