Legal Rights Afforded to the Accused Essay

1052 Words Dec 4th, 2013 5 Pages
Legal Rights Afforded to the Accused
James Parkins
CJ227: Criminal Procedure
November 11, 2013

In this paper we will be discussing the procedural steps that the police are required to take once John began to incriminate himself along with the procedural steps they are required to take following the arrest and interview of John at the police station. After covering the procedural steps we will compare both the preliminary hearing and grand jury proceeding to establish probable cause for the felony charges. Once we finish covering the two procedural steps we will cover what the judge needs to take into consideration when setting the bond for John. The final thing that will be covered is what an arraignment is
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We will now cover what the judge needs to take into consideration when setting the bond for John. There are four separate issues that the judge would have to take into consideration when setting the bond. The first thing would have to be the criminal record that John has. The next thing would have to be the history of appearing for court dates. Third would have to be all of the ties that he has to the community. If he has a lot of ties in the community than he may have more of a chance of being bailed out if he has a lot of ties. Fourth thing would be if he is or is not a danger to others. The last thing that he may have to take into consideration would have to be the risk of him running and going back to his home country. The final thing we are covering is what arraignment is and what occurs during an arraignment. An arraignment is when the charges against the person is first read to them. In a lot of jurisdictions, the initial appearance before the judge is referred to as an arraignment. While at the arraignment, the person is asked to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charges that have been set against them. In some jurisdictions, the arraignment may also be when the court determines whether or not to set bail. Now we have covered the procedural steps the police are required to take, the preliminary hearing and grand jury process, the considerations a judge needs to take when setting bail, and what an arraignment is. This has helped me

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