I recieved 2 felony complaints in the mail , Class D and E felonies. I was arrested a few weeks ago and released but now that I recieved this letter to come in for arraignment , will I go to jail ?
You already were arrested but the DA could ask the Judge to set bail. It is hard to predict without knowing more.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 22 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
If it is true that you were arrested for BOTH of these crimes a few weeks (as in both crimes at the same time), this letter is most likely stating that you have to come in for an arraignment because you have been indicted. What this means is that both felonies were already presented to the grand jury & without an exculpatory information being presented, the grand jury indicted you.
BUT if you were arrested & arraigned for only 1 of these 2 felonies a few weeks ago, you might be requested to come in so that you can be arraigned, Pre-indictment, for the other felony. In various types of criminal felony cases, an additional felony charge (such as Violation of Probation, an E felony, Criminal Contempt of Court, etc) is added onto the case after the initial arrest.
The point is, so long as the Court granted you an 'ROR' for 1 of the felonies (or both), your bail status most likely will continue as an ROR. But not if you are arrested for any new crimes.
You wont be arrested again but the DA may request bail now that a grand jury has indicted you.
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