How is an arrest made?
Normally, before an arrest can be made, a complaint must be filed charging a specific person with violation of a criminal law. A complaint is a sworn document made by someone who knows the facts of the crime by either direct knowledge or through investigation. Once this is done, the peace officer can then obtain an arrest warrant. A warrant of arrest is an order signed by a judge, authorizing a peace officer to arrest a person accused of committing a crime.

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1. How is an arrest made?
2. What happens to the accused?
3. How does my case get to your office for prosecution?
4. What does a Grand Jury Do?
5. What is a Pre-Trial Hearing?
6. What happens when the case goes to trial?
7. What happens during judgment, sentencing and appeal?
8. Why might a case not go to trial?
9. Should I talk to an Investigator or Defense Attorney about the case?
10. How are witnesses called for trial?
11. What do I do at the Trial?
12. Can I be compensated for being a witness?
13. When can I have my property back?