What happens after a grand jury votes an indictment?

The grand jury must file the indictment with the County Court, and the defendant must be arraigned on the indictment. The arraignment process, bail proceedings, and pretrial proceedings conducted in County Court will be similar to those described above with respect to local criminal courts.

In addition, at the County Court arraignment, the prosecutor gives the defendant a copy of the indictment and certain documents that the law requires. The defendant enters a plea of guilty or not guilty to the indictment. Bail may be reviewed and different conditions set.

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1. What types of offenses are there in New York?
2. What happens when someone is arrested?
3. What is the function of the District Attorney?
4. What is an arraignment?
5. What is bail and how is it set?
6. What happens to a misdemeanor or violation case after arraignment?
7. What happens to a felony case after arraignment?
8. Are grand jury proceedings open to the public?
9. What happens after a grand jury votes an indictment?
10. What is a trial?
11. What are the stages of a trial?
12. What types of sentences may be imposed if a person pleads guilty or is found guilty after a trial?
13. Can a convicted defendant or the District Attorney take a case to a higher court?