If I was not arrested but the judge told me to go and get booked, will this mean that I will be arrested?

I was charged with animal cruelty and Ihave never been in trouble with the law. I am now concerned with what I can expect. Should  speak with a criminal law attorney? I’m in Alameda County, CA.

Asked on October 18, 2011 under Criminal Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

For you to appear in court before a judge, most likely there is a criminal proceeding against you be it a citation, misdemeanor or a felony. If the judge told you that you need to get

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