Can you be arraigned without a police report? 25 Answers as of June 27, 2013

Arrested and held with no bail for armed robbery and murder.

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Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
In Michigan you need a warrant signed by the prosecutor.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/2/2012
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
If a person is arrested for armed robbery he can be held for three days without being arraigned. The three days does not include weekends or holidays. At the arraignment the release issues will be decided.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/25/2012
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
You cannot be arrested and held without bond if there is no signed warrant.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 9/25/2012
Law Office of James A Schoenberger
Law Office of James A Schoenberger | James A Schoenberger
The police report(s) are summarized in the state's declaration of probable cause. The defendant receives a copy at arraignment.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/25/2012
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
There must be a probable cause detrermination made at first appearance. This is done with police reports.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/25/2012
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    Yes. you or your attorney should get the police peport from the DA if the Court does not have it in its file.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/25/2012
    Law Office of Marissa L. Vandersluys | Marissa Vandersluys
    Yes, you can have your arraignment hearing prior to obtaining and receiving the police report. The arraignment is when the judge lists the charges against you and you will plead either guilty or not guilty. You can decide to continue the arraignment so that you may obtain a copy of the police report.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    The Chastaine Law Office
    The Chastaine Law Office | Michael Chastaine
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/28/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    Be sure there are police reports, probably many, for such serious crimes as you listed.An arraignment means the entry of a formal plea, either guilty or not guilty.The case probably has been through a preliminary hearing or grand jury process already, be assured that no police reports are necessary to be produced at this hearing, but will show up before trial.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    There needs to be a complaint filed.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Yes, as long as a Complaint was filed by the DA to start a case. Procedural defenses might be raised if the rules aren?t followed. When arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a search or statement be used against you, can you be convicted, and what can you do? Raise all appropriate defenses with whatever witnesses, evidence and sympathies are available for legal and factual arguments, for evidence suppression, search and seizure, or other motions, or for trial. If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney who does, who will try to get a dismissal, charge reduction, diversion, programs, or other decent outcome through motions, plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate. If serious about hiring counsel to help in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to help fight this and get the best outcome possible, using whatever defenses there may be.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    There must be a police report, you do not have it. It will go to your lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/27/2013
    Harrison & Harrison
    Harrison & Harrison | Samuel Harrison
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/28/2013
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    Whoever has these charges is In a very hard place and needs an experienced and skilled criminal lawyer yesterday.he/she will deal with the bail problem.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 9/25/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    Yes, based only on probable cause to believe you committed the felonies alleged.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You can be charged with any crime with only a criminal complaint, which has to be converted later with a supporting deposition signed under perjury by the witnesses. The police reports and other documents will not be turned over until the jury is impaneled and the Rosario Materials are produced.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    You can be arrested on probable cause. Probable cause is determined by the court and consists of a reasonable basis to believe that a crime has been committed and the defendant is the person who committed the crime. The officer is allowed to rely on training and experience in determining probable cause. The officer drafts an affidavit of probable cause alleging facts sufficient to constitute probable cause. Sometimes a prosecutor drafts the same thing based on his or her review of a police report. The court reviews the affidavit of probable cause and finds or does not find probable cause assuming the truth of what the affidavit says. A defendant can be held if probable cause is found and the defendant can be arraigned once the prosecutor files a charging document called an information. There is no requirement that the court review a police report or that a police report even be in court. All that is required is an information and a finding of probable cause. That finding is not a finding of guilt. It just means the defendant can be detained and must answer charges.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Yes. They just had to have a reason to charge you that is put on the record.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    Yes - There is probably a affidavit in support of the arrest and that's not all reports but it will be a summary of some of the stuff that is being used to justify the arrest. All jail calls are recorded do not talk on the phone get the person to ask for a public defender immediately do not talk to the police or prosecution. All information should go through the lawyer and the lawyer only.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/24/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Of course. The cops will need a couple of weeks to finalize such a serious report.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/24/2012
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