The Nine Basic Steps

Criminal Justice (Abby Michaelis)

Step 1

-Crime was committed
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Step 2

-investigation

-warrent may be issued

-arrest is made

-citation to appear in court

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Step 3

-person taken in to custody

-initial appearance (make sure individual properly charged)

-attorney appointed

-bail set

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Step 4

-sufficent evidence or not


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Step 5

-formal accusation for defendent

-defendent does not have to be present

-trial date set

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step 6

-discovering states evidence

-victims and witnesses will be contacted

-may change plea to guilty at any time

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Step 7

-case goes to trial


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Step 8

-Sentencing is determined
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Step 9

-appeal

-defendent may appeal after the sentencing

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