What happens after an arrest?

You will be informed that you are under arrest and taken to a police station. The charges against you may be modified by the prosecuting attorney or, in some cases, a grand jury. You may be asked to participate in a lineup, to supply a sample of your handwriting or speak certain phrases that were used during the incident under investigation. You should always ask for your lawyer to be present in such circumstances. You will most likely be fingerprinted and photographed. You will be arraigned at a court session and be asked to enter a plea. If you enter a not guilty plea you will get a trial date to present your case. If you plead guilty or no contest to the charges, a sentencing date will be set.