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What are the stages of a felony prosecution in California?

Photo -Thomas Roche If you are arrested on a felony charge in California, this is an overview of the stages of the prosecution. Arraignment Upon your arrest, the police are required to bring you before a “magistrate” (judge) within 48 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays.  (Penal Code section 825)  The district attorney has until then […]