What happens after I am arrested, read my Miranda Rights and taken to jail?
Within the next 24 hours you will appear before the Judge or Judge Magistrate who may set a bond for appearance in court. If you cannot post bond, you may be incarcerated pending appearance in court. Depending on your charges, if you qualify for release with bond, and can post it, you will remain free pending your appearance at what is called an arraignment. The arraignment is held before a judge who formally tells you the offense for which you are being charged. The judge will then inform you of your constitutional rights and of the possible penalties involved. You will enter a plea of guilty or not-guilty at this time, the bond or bail may be reviewed, and a date for the next hearing is scheduled.