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Written by attorney Jacob Iraj Kiani | Dec 10, 2013

Typical Arrest Procedures in Los Angeles County Criminal Cases

If you are the defendant in a criminal case, your journey from arrest to initial appearance in court can seem tortuous. If you have been arrested, you understand how traumatic the experience can be and how important it is to be represented by a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney.The arrest Most criminal cases begin with: An arrest. The filing of a complaint or other charging document. An initial appearance before a member of the judiciary (such as a judge, magistrate, district justice, or justice of the peace).

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