While going through the booking process, the following should be expected:
- Mug Shots
- A search
- Routine questions on background information (name, address, etc.)
If your case begins with a court appearance and not an arrest, you may still be required to appear at the police station for a book-and-release procedure.
Most jails will give out booking information (arrest date, bail, visiting information, location, court date, charges and booking number). Generally, you'll be asked for the defendant's full name and birth date. Keep the booking number for future reference.