Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: do you go to jail of the arraignment date for a gun charge?

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: No.

Arraignment is just a formal procedure to present criminal charges on the record in court requiring the defendant to verbally plea. (State on the record whether the defendant pleas guilty or not guilty, essentially).

Naturally, all other collateral aspects of the defendant's appearance, whether to set a bond, and its terms and conditions are addressed either prior to that or, on the motion by the defense, if the defendant wants to be released on bail pending the criminal case.

Be as it may, it is advisable to discuss the case with an experienced criminal defense attorney directly.

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