If you are arrested and released from custody, you have been given a date to return to court. Even though that court date may be several months away, you need to contact an attorney immediately. There may be work that can be done prior to the court date to make sure no charges are filed against you. If you are charged with a DUI you must contact the DMV within 10 days of the arrest or you will lose your right to fight a license suspension.
If your loved one or family member is still in custody, court dates will begin quickly and it is important that you have an attorney to make the first court appearance. If you do not have a private attorney, a public defender will be assigned to the case.