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.

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