Criminal Justice Procedures

Initial Criminal Justice Process



  • Arrest
  • Initial Appearance Hearing
  • Procedure at Initial Appearance
  • Indigence Determination
  • Release Determination
  • After the Initial Appearance
  • Grand Jury
  • Preliminary Hearing
  • Arraignment

Superior Court Process



  • Discovery
  • Motions
  • Change of Plea
  • Speedy Trial Issues
  • Trial
  • Sentencing

Post-Conviction Appeals & Pleadings



  • Appeals
  • How an Appeal Works
    • Starting an Appeal
    • Briefs
    • State's Appeals
    • Decision
    • Review of Court of Appeals' Decision
  • Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief (Rule 32)
    • How a Rule 32 Works
  • Summary Disposition