What does it mean to be arrested?

What does it mean to be arrested? When you are arrested, you are taken into custody which means that you are not free to leave the scene. A police officer may, however, detain you for a short time, without arresting you if he reasonably believes you were involved in a crime. For example, an officer may detain you if you are carrying a large box near a recent burglary site. Storekeepers may also detain you for a reasonable period if they suspect you have stolen something. Whether you are arrested or detained, you do not have to answer any questions except to give your name and address and show some identification if requested. Attorney Stephen G. Cline has been a practicing San Diego criminal defense attorney for 20 years.  His reputation and experience will be the key to the aggressive defense of your San Diego arrest.  Call today at (619) 235-5638 to review your…


Arrested in San Diego and Charged with a Crime?

It can be overwhelming if you or your loved one has been arrested in San Diego on charges, brought by the district attorney or city attorney’s office.  First, it is important to take a deep breath and understand that this does not mean the arrestee has been found guilty of the respective charges.  In order to be found guilty of a crime, one must generally go through a series of hearings and a trial or take a plea deal in order to be convicted, and subsequently sentenced. It is crucial that anyone going through this series of hearings understand what is in store for them from the arresting date, all the way through their sentencing date: Immediate Contact with a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney if you have been arrested in San Diego and charged with a crime is important: Whether an you decide to utilize a public defender or…