Can I go to jail after an arraignment?

Can I go to jail after an arraignment?

At arraignments, people are taken into custody for 3 reasons: A Judge Orders Bail. When a judge orders bail, you can be detained until bail is posted. We have had success asking judges to give our clients 24 hours to post bail or turn themselves in, but this varies from case to case.

What happens after a formal arraignment?

After the Formal Arraignment Following the formal arraignment, the defendant and the defendant’s criminal defense attorney appear for a pretrial conference. Assuming a defendant does not decide to plead guilty, the case then proceeds to the trial phase. If the defendant is found guilty, a sentence is handed down.

What is an arraignment reset?

Superior Court Arraignment – the defendant is arraigned again in higher court, and bail is set (or reset if the defendant has already been arrested). Plea – the Assistant District Attorney (ADA) offers the defendant a plea to the charge or a reduced charge, the defendant accepts, and there is no need for a trial.

What usually happens at an arraignment?

An arraignment is typically the first court proceeding in a criminal case. At the arraignment hearing, defendants are advised of the charges that have been filed as well as their legal and constitutional rights. Afterward, they are given an opportunity to enter a plea of not guilty, guilty, or no contest.

What comes after arraignment?

The pre-trial conference and hearing are generally the first time, following the arraignment, which an individual must appear in court again. The pre-trial conference is generally the next court date appearance, and in this event, a judge will attempt to resolve the case without trial, including offering plea bargains.

Can you plea bargain at an arraignment?

On rare occasions, a defendant might plead guilty or no contest at the arraignment. If the prosecutor made a very generous offer that would result in no jail time and allow the defendant to be released that day, the defendant might decide to enter the plea at the arraignment, in order to be finished with the case.

Can charges be dropped at an arraignment hearing?

Although it is rare, it is possible for charges to be dropped at an arraignment. This may happen through a probable cause hearing, which typically occur during an arraignment.

Who is present at an arraignment?

During an arraignment, no juries are present. In the courtroom, one judge, the prosecutor, the defense counsel, and the defendant are present along with potential dozens of other defendants, their counsel, and other members of the public.