The criminal process is not as easy as social media makes it out to be. Officers are required to follow a process when they suspect there has been a committed crime. Once the officer has made an arrest, police must also make sure that that you understand your miranda rights.
When you’ve been accused of committing a crime in the state of North Carolina, you are usually released after the arrest while you wait for a court date. However, when you’ve been accused you will need to sign a consent form in order to prove you will show up for your later court date. If for some reason you are not released on bail, a bail amount is usually set within 48 hours by the judge or the court magistrate.