Booking Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Booking.

Booking (noun)

  1. The act or procedure by which law enforcement records the arrest of a person. This typically includes collecting information such as the person's name, the alleged crime, and taking photographs or fingerprints.
  2. A systemized process associated with an arrest where the person's details and the reasons for their detention are officially documented within police records.