What happens after you are arrested in DC? The process of what occurs after a misdemeanor arrest can give you some anxiety. We have broken down the process in a youtube video. Remember that the process can be different for some traffic cases. After you arrested and given a citation to appear in Court you should definitely consult with a criminal attorney. You may want to read one of other articles that also explains the process without a video. Every case starts with being arrested by DC law enforcement (DC MPD, Park Police, Capital Police, Secret Service, et . That Officer will give you a citation to appear in Court
Arraignment Hearing is your first hearing in DC Superior Court.
Your attorney with you present will:
The Judge may set condition of release:
Before the status hearing your lawyer with you:
At the Status hearing you will do one of the following: