Crime Commited

Investigate, Arrest/citation

find clues of who murdered someone and arrest that person.

Initial Appearance

Must see judge within 24 hours.


Yes- Able to go home.

No- Go to jail.

Preliminary hearing

Evidence that supports charges against defendant.

Arraignment and Plea

Accusation plea of guilty/not guilty is entered.

Guilty in Arraignment and Plea

Go to jail.

Discovery+Plea Negotiations

Defendant pleads not guilty defense attorney can "discover" the evidence.


If plea negotiations not successful case goes to trial.


Witnesses have right to go to sentencing.


Defendant has right to an appeal after sentencing.