Q: In Maine, at what point in the pre-trial process is a person released, and how would someone's bail be denied?
So to clarify my question a little more:
I'm a writer, and looking to do some research for my book. In it, someone is arrested on a felony, and the prosecution argues that he's dangerous and his bail should be denied.
So firstly: at what stage would the prosecution argue this? Arraingment? First appearance? A separate hearing?
And secondly: if bail is not denied, is the suspect released straight after the initial appearance, or do they still remain in custody until after the arraingment?
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