the criminal hearing process in texas

The Criminal Hearing Process: What to Expect After Your Arrest

November 30, 2016

When a person is suspected of committing a crime in the state of Texas, they can be forced to enter the criminal justice system in a series of steps that begin with an arrest by a law enforcement officer. Once an arrest has been made, the next step in the process will begin very quickly.

Typically, a person placed under arrest will be booked into jail and have a bail amount set for their case. Whether that person posts bail or not, they will have a court date set, which is known as the arraignment.