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I got arrested last night and released with detention certificate (under PC 851.6) in California , will charges be filed? TThe certificate says it was a detention only, not an arrest.What should i do now?
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No, a detention is not an arrest.

If you were held in detention and then released, you should not expect charges to be filed.

It doesn't appear that there's anything you need to worry about in regards ***** ***** and there's nothing else that you need to do concerning this matter.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you Nisha , Will they can file charges in the future?

Potentially, depending on what exactly the allegations were, but it is very unlikely.

If they were going to charge you, they would have done so at the time.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Last night on my way back to home , i requested Uber , Uber driver hit me and then i called 911 , Cops came to the incident happened place and had a conversation with Uber driver , then they took me to Police Station , i had injuries , later they released me near to the hospital with Detention Certificate,The certificate says it was a detention only, not an arrest.What should i do now?

I don't think there's anything you need to do now, unless you want to press charges against the Uber driver.

Your case is considered closed since you were released and no arrest made.

I'm not sure why the police would not have arrested the driver last night and charged him with a battery, or did they?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
They let him go ! I called 911 for help , cops came and had a discussion with Uber driver. It's just a nightmare for me , i called 911 for help , it backfired me.

I'm sorry to hear that.

You can potentially go in to the station and ask to speak with a supervisor or a sergeant, and make a complaint about this, and see if potentially they can move forward with an arrest of the driver.

I hope that helps! Good luck!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Being an Non Immigrant , i don't want to get into trouble . I am scared now , calling help for 911 resulted me in detention certificate. I am worried about my future immigration prospects, thank you very much Nisha !

You're welcome, no problem.

Since there was no arrest made, this won't have an impact on immigration status.

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