Formal proceeding during which the judge advises the defendant of the charges and decides on bail.
The defendant comes before a judge within hours of the arrest to determine whether or not there is probable cause for his or her arrest.
A defendant's first appearance in court. A judge may read the charges, set bail (either cash or personal recognizance and determines the conditions of release if any). In felony cases, a date is set for a preliminary hearing. In misdemeanors, the initial appearance is also the arraignment where the defendant enters an initial plea.
The procedure by which an arrested defendant is promptly brought before a judicial officer who advises the defendant of the charges against him, his right to counsel, and his first day to appear in court and establishes conditions of pre-trial release. It also includes a probable cause determination on a warrant-less arrest and advice of preliminary hearing in felony cases.
The defendant's first appearance in court at which he or she is informed of the charges. A plea may be entered and bail set. In some cases, the defendant may only be advised of his or her rights and the steps in the judicial process, and assigned counsel if necessary. is trial A trial terminated by a judge because of circumstances or facts which preclude a fair and impartial proceeding as prescribed by law.
The first appearance of a defendant before a judicial officer by reason of execution of a warrant or before the court, in person or by an attorney, in response to a summons.
In criminal law, the hearing at which a judge determines whether there is sufficient evidence against a person charged with a crime to hold him or her for trial. The Constitution bans secret accusations, so initial appearances are public unless the defendant asks otherwise; the accused must be present, though he or she usually does not offer evidence. Also calledfirst appearance.
First appearance in court of a person who has been arrested, to hear charges read, be advised of rights and have bail determined. Person generally comes before judge within hours of arrest. Also called first appearance. Compare arraignment and preliminary hearing.
First appearance in court by defendant in a criminal case. Under federal case law, an arrested person must appear before a judicial officer to be advised of charges and rights, including the right to have an attorney. At this time, a public defender would be appointed if the defendant cannot afford to hire counsel. Bond may be set. Depending on the case, a person might have his/her first appearance in any municipal or justice of the peace court in Maricopa County.
a court hearing with 24 hours of a person's arrest at which time a Judge determines if the person may be released on personal recognizance or by bond and setting a time for a preliminary hearing in felony cases or arraignment in misdemeanor cases.
Term for when a defendant comes before a judge shortly after the arrest to determine if there is probable cause for the arrest.
The first appearance in court by the defendant in a criminal case.
The state in the justice process during which the suspect is brought before a magistrate for consideration of bail. The suspect must be taken for initial appearance within a specified time after arrest. For petty offenses, this step often serves as the final criminal proceeding, either through adjudication by a judge or the offering of a guilty plea.