Step 1: Arraignment The suspect had his first court appearance between 24 and 48 hours after an arrest.
So I’m not getting bailed?
So I'm not getting bailed?
Step 2: Bail Bail is set if the crime is non-violent in nature or if the suspect is not likely to run away. The suspect can go about his daily business until his court date.
Step 3: Commitment Hearing If the suspect pleads" not guilty to the charges when asked by the judge, it is the state prosecutor's job to show that there is 'probable cause" that a crime was committed . If the judge decides that there isn't enough evidence, the case may be dropped.