What happens once a report is filed?

Once a report is taken by law enforcement, it is approved by a supervisor and sent to our office. The case is assigned to a Deputy District Attorney who reviews the report to determine if charges can be filed. If it is determined that charges can be filed, an arraignment date is set which the defendant (the offending party) must appear in court for, thus beginning the prosecution process.

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1. Who does the DA represent?
2. Can the DA provide legal advice?
3. What’s the difference between a criminal case and a civil case?
4. How can I file a report?
5. What happens once a report is filed?
6. What is arraignment? When and where does it happen?
7. What is Grand Jury?
8. How can I get a no contact order removed?
9. What forms of payment do you accept?
10. How do I make a discovery request?
11. How do I make a property request?
12. How can I get my record expunged?