San Diego Affordable Attorney Explains What to Do If Arrested At the U.S.- Mexico Border
A friend or a loved one arrested can be a long, intimidating and scary process. Do we wait? Do we post a bail bond or should we wait until arraignment and talk to the judge? San Diego Defenders get frequent calls from loved ones saying that don’t know what to do because their loved one was arrested at the border, it has been more than 24 hours and they simply cannot figure out where they were sent after the arrest was made. What we can tell you is that in many cases the arresting officer or an agent that who is usually a CBP at the U.S. Border are trained to interrogate and question the individual to get as much information as they can.
In many cases this process can take over 24 hours before they are even booked into a federal holding facility like the MCC or CCA. These facilities can be the state or County jail or in the MCC on the federal side; if you are looking for them in the federal side you can go over to the inmate-locator site (Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate-Locator) and punch in all the required information to find out where they are. For the state, you can look at the “Who’s in Jail” website with the sheriff’s department and it’ll ask you for require information once again. With these websites, you can see if your loved one was booked. These arrests can possibly be made by U.S. Customs, CHP, CVPD or any other agent. There are many questions you may have and we can help you figure it all out.
If your loved one has been booked give us a call at 619-258-888 so we can talk about the case and help you and your loved one. These cases may go federal or state, more cases border drug and dui cases are going state than have ever gone before because of the recent crackdown on immigration where Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, has said that all the immigration cases will be prosecuted. That means that many of the drug cases are also going state that would have otherwise gone federal.
So, if you are trying to find your loved one give us a call we can track them down and find out where they are, but more importantly they need representation. We at San Diego Defenders can help, we have payment plans, we’re affordable and we’re located across the street from the courthouse at 585 Third Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910. Feel free to call 24/7, we will be there to help you get your loved one the representation they need.