An arrest triggers the criminal process, and a Bond Hearing may be your first formal appearance, but the Arraignment constitutes the formal commencement of the criminal process, and it serves 3 vital purposes:
1) It requires the State Attorney to formally advise the Defendant of the charges against her/him;
2) It requires the Defendant to enter a plea to the charges (guilty, not guilty or no contest); and
3) It requires the Court to determine if counsel must be appointed.
The time frames can vary slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but the purposes are always the same. In Miami felony arraignments occur 21 days after arrest, and in the case of a misdemeanor it is usually about 30 days after arrest.
If you are arrested then you should hire a criminal defense lawyer asap because there is almost always productive work to be done in the period of time between your arrest and arraignment. Sometimes we can cause charges to get reduced or even dropped before your arraignment, sometimes not, but if you hire Michael A Haber PA then I can guarantee you that I will out my best effort into making you a happy client.
Remember: At Michael A. Haber, PA, it’s all about reasonable doubt!
At Michael A. Haber, PA “it’s all about reasonable doubt”!
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