Q: Is it legal to arrest me on charges, I paid bail for both charges, but only arraigned on 1 of them?
I was arrested after bogus charges were filed and warrant was issued. The cops staged a standoff situation by surrounding my gf apartment, with ~15 officers, 2 k-9's and a helicopter overhead, spotlights all over the apartment, before they even attempted to make contact by knocking at the door. They attempted to force entry, and once I realized what they were doing, I surrendered to their custody. They claimed I had an additional warrant. I bailed out on both charges, but was only arraigned for 1. The case was dismissed after 6 pre-prelims, w/o a prelim being held, because the charge was bogus. I was charged because I refused to forfeit money owed by a recycling center, and I believe the case was brought to intimidate me, in hopes I would let it go. 1 month later, I gave advanced notice (8 days) returned to receive payment, as the case was dismissed and no need to hold my materials. They refiled the meritless case, and again I was arrested. this time both charges are under the same cas
more info is needed to clarify the facts.
however, it sounds like what they did was within the law.
i would have told you not to make waves and ask for property back....you just wake a sleeping dog.
make an appointment with a local lawyer or Public Defender to go over the facts in the report.
A: You need to speak with a local criminal defense attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
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