An arrest can be made upon probable cause, and in certain instances, without an arrest warrant. Should it become clear that an arrest if inevitable, it is usually better to negotiate an agreement for voluntary surrender instead of an arrest that may happen at any place or time, for example, in a public place, while at home with one's family, or while at work. With voluntary surrender, advance arrangements can be made for the posting of bond and other important details. In most instances voluntary surrender by prearrangement will significantly help to reduce the anxiety, humiliation, and uncertainty of an impending arrest, and generally shortens the period of time from going into custody and release after the setting and posting of bond.
> Back to Criminal Court Proceedings