What Comes After An Indictment?

What comes after an indictment?

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

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