The Steps in a Criminal Case

  • Criminal prosecution follows four basic steps.
  • Arraignment is when a defendant is brought before the judge and assigned an attorney. The defendant’s charges are read and a plea is entered and a plea of guilty will result in the defendant being scheduled for sentencing.
  • Submission of pretrial motions and discovery requests is next in the defense process.
  • The trial may be with or without a jury and, if found guilty, the defendant is sentenced.
  • Plea bargaining may take place at various points in the proceedings, and most cases are disposed of by plea bargaining.

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