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The Suspect is Arrested

What Happens When an Adult is Arrested

An adult can be arrested after an investigation by the police, or, depending on the situation, can be arrested immediately. To do this, the police have to have enough evidence that someone has committed a serious crime, then they can be arrested.

Being arrested gives the police the ability to take photographs and fingerprints of the person. When someone has been arrested, the Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) will decide whether to keep the suspect in custody until going to the Preliminary Hearing, or if the suspect will be released on bail.

The Suspect Goes Through the Bail Process