If you find yourself in a position where you’ve been arrested in Alameda County, you’ll want to keep the following three things in mind.
First, you have the right to remain silent. When you arrive at the Santa Rita Jail the only information you need to provide to the jailers is your name, address, date of birth, where you live and other types of basic information. You are not required to discuss your case. The jailers (and police officers) can’t punish you if you don’t want to talk about your case without having an attorney present.
Second, you should not resist being arrested. Not only will this make an already bad situation much, much worse, you could face additional charges because of it. Stay calm, cooperate and remember that you have the right to remain silent.
Lastly, if you were arrested during a routine traffic stop, you can refuse to allow law enforcement officials to search your vehicle. Just because a law enforcement official asks to take a look around your vehicle (or inside your trunk), this does not mean you are obligated to say yes. On the other hand, if there are drugs, weapons, guns or other suspicious items that are in plain sight, the officer will then have probable cause to conduct a search.
If you need help with bail bonds (or jail bonds) for the Alameda County Jail call our office now at 888-224-5266.