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I've been arrested! What happens now?

This guide is intended to give you a basic idea of what will happen if you are arrested in Hamilton County.

About This Guide

This guide is intended to walk you through what will happen if you are arrested in Hamilton County, beginning with the initial arrest and continuing all the way through the trial.

DisclaimerHamilton County Law Library staff, as a service to its patrons, provides reference services and information, including these research guides. To protect the public interest, Ohio law requires that legal advice and services be rendered only by qualified attorneys who are subject to the guidelines of the courts. Library staff members do not interpret the law, provide legal advice, or explain court procedures. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.  None of our services shall be construed as giving legal advice.


The Hamilton County Law Library would like to thank Attorney Erik Laursen for the information provided in this guide.