On occasion, tourists have been arrested in Mexico for a number of offenses. Some charges may vary from simple public intoxication to assault and beyond. Any time you are arrested by Mexican authorities you will be taken to a police station and then to jail.  Not having proper representation could mean remaining in lockup or an extended period. Your Consular officials will NOT arrange for your release from prison. They will NOT post bail, recommend or pay lawyers or pay fines. They cannot intervene in ongoing legal proceedings in other countries or regions. MexNet will guide you to the nearest lawyer.