What Happens During and After the Booking Process?

The booking process is what happens after a person was just arrested. This process involves a series of procedures the defendant goes through in order to be properly and formally documented into the system; this is when the official arrest record is created. The booking process is standard procedure for all defendants, and there is no possibility of getting out of it. Here is what happens during the booking process:

• The defendant’s name will be documented, as well as the crime they are being accused of.
• They will have their mugshots taken from the front and the sides.
• Any loose items that were on them at the time of their arrest will be confiscated, such as a cell phone and a wallet.
• DNA samples will be taken.
• There will be a health screening, which will include tests to look...