When your video game playing afternoon turned into evening, your friends talked you into driving to the local corner market for some more beer. The problem is, you had been drinking beer and hard cider all afternoon off and on. After a heated discussion, the group determined you had the least to drink, so you agreed to go if someone else bought the food and liquor. You made it to the store without incident, and you were feeling pretty proud of yourself, as you walked into the market and noticed a long-time bully walking toward you. He grunted a few words and swung the 40 ouncer at your head. Because of the suddenness of the attack, you forgot to duck. The officer standing next to your hospital bed when you woke up informed you your skull had been split open, but you had also been arrested. Now, what can you expect?
Once you are moved to the jail, you will be photographed, have your fingerprints taken, and you may be interrogated about the incident. You will then be moved to a holding cell to wait for your meeting with the court.
Your arraignment is actually a meeting with the judge. You will have your charges read, be asked to plead, and questioned about hiring an attorney. Some people will also be given a bail amount that can be paid to secure your release from jail.
Most people will be offered a bail proposal at the arraignment. Have someone contact a bail bond agent and secure Rowan County bail bonds that will allow you to leave jail. There will be conditions for your release, so be careful that you know what you are signing.
You may not remember to duck before the next punch is thrown, but you will know how to handle yourself if you are ever arrested again. Perhaps it would be better not to go get the beer next time your buddies want after an afternoon of video games – it might save you a split skull and hospital visit.