The legal process can be tricky and sometimes confusing, but if you have a general idea of how criminal trial works, you will be much more comfortable at your arraignment. When in doubt, it is best to consult with your lawyer.
If you were arrested for a crime in Travis County, Texas you will be given an arraignment, which is your first court hearing. During this hearing, you will go in front of a judge and hear the charges against you. You will then be asked how you plead. Your answer has a large impact on how the rest of the trial will go, so it is important that both you and your attorney come to a decision before the arraignment.
If you plead not guilty, then your case will continue on to trial. Pleading not guilty also gives your attorney more time to work on your case, even if you plan to plead guilty later on.
In addition to hearing your charges and telling the judge how you plead to the crime in question, you will also have the opportunity to learn what your bail amount is, and when your next court appearance will be.
The bail amount is set by the judge and acts as a way to ensure that you will return for your next court date.
The attorneys at The Law Office of Ken Gibson have extensive experience in handling cases in Travis County To learn more about what Ken Gibson can do for you, give us a call today or schedule a free case review online.
The Law Office of Ken Gibson
812 San Antonio St #100
Austin, TX 78701