9 Criminal Justice Basic Steps

Iowa

Step 1: A crime committed

If the victim was not arrested when the crime was done, officers may continue investigation with interviews and more searching in the area. If arrested on the spot, then the case will proceed.

Step 2: Miranda Rights/Attorney

Being arrested, an officer will say you have the right to remain silent and anything you say can be used against you in court. Overall your basic Miranda rights and able to have an attorney at your side, if the victim is too poor to afford one, one may be appointed to them.
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