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Wait A Minute...Was I Just Arrested?

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People think that getting arrested is a cut-and-dried proposition.  Cops slap handcuffs on your, you are taken to a police station and booked, and then you have to post a bond to get released.

It is not always that straightforward.

In the State of Florida, police officers may issue you a Promise to Appear (PTA), also known as a Notice to Appear or Criminal Citation, for most non-violent misdemeanor offenses, as well as criminal traffic offenses, such as No Valid Drivers License (NVDL) and Driving While License Suspended (DWLS).

If you are issued a Promise to Appear or a Criminal Citation, make no mistake about it - you HAVE been arrested.

This is a criminal charge for which a court appearance is required.  This is not some traffic ticket that you can just pay.

Failure to appear in court will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.

If you are arrested - be it physically or through the issuance of a Promise To Appear - you need to take the proper steps to ensure that your reputation, freedom, and criminal record are protected.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Clients in South Florida.  Contact Attorney Eric Matheny to discuss your case.