In New York City, the time between arrest and arraignment is approximately 18-24 hours. This time can be considerably longer for cases outside of New York City. You or a loved one should contact an attorney as soon as possible after arrest.

The Law Office of Jennifer R. Louis-Jeune can help you navigate through the criminal justice system during this time.

Unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, you should not plead guilty to anything at arraignment. A guilty plea can have lasting consequences that can affect many aspects of your life. It is important to consult with an attorney prior to pleading guilty in any case to ensure you fully understand the consequences of your plea.

If you or a loved one are awaiting arraignment, contact an attorney immediately.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


If you have been a victim of false arrest, assault or battery at the hands of the police, other misconduct by the police, or if you are being maliciously prosecuted, you may have a claim for the violation of your civil rights. If your constitutional rights have been violated do not wait to contact an attorney. You may have as little as 90 days from the incident to file a Notice of Claim stating your intentions to file suit.

The Law Office of Jennifer R. Louis-Jeune can provide you with a free consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. We can explain the law and guide you through the process of protecting your rights.