The CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
by Nick Nucci
If the culprit is not detained at the scene of the crime then a crime scene investigation will come into play, this happens most of the time due to the fact the culprit usually runs away from the crime scene after committing the crime. they will continue to investigate until they believe they have sufficient evidence to charge the suspect.
Once the suspect has been put in custody the police must put him or her in front of a judge within a day of the suspect being detained. An appearance assures the individual was properly charged. An attorney is then appointed to the defendant and a date is set for the preliminary hearing.
The defendant has the right to an appeal after sentencing. He or she may have waived the right to appeal certain issues. However, defendants have the right to appeal at least some issues to the appellate court.