After an indictment, the accused is arrested if they aren’t already in custody. The Sixth Amendment guarantees defendants the right to a speedy trial, meaning you can expect an arraignment 2-3 days after your arrest.
During an arraignment, you will have the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. The judge will then decide to instate, reinstate, or modify a person’s bail.
Can You Be Indicted Without Evidence?
No, you cannot be indicted without evidence. A prosecutor must bring charges before a grand jury during an indictment and present a reasonable degree of evidence. If the grand jury decides to pursue the charges, this does not mean the defendant is guilty. It simply means the defendant will be formally charged. – Read more