What Happens if I’m Arrested?
After a police officer has placed a person under arrest, the officer transports
him to a jail facility for booking by the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections
and Rehabilitation. After processing, the person usually can post the standard
bond amount and be released. However, if the individual cannot pay the required
money, or was arrested for a domestic violence charge, a violation of probation,
or a “non-bondable” offense, he will remain in jail and be taken within 24 hours
for a first appearance hearing before a judge. A person arrested for a bench
warrant (also known as an alias capias) will not be allowed to post bond and
must appear before a judge.