From Arrest to Arraignment in the Federal Criminal System

February 13, 20089:00pm
New York County Lawyers
Course Description:
This program is designed to provide an overview of the Federal Criminal System from Arrest to Arraignment.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • the different types of Federal offenses – learn the differences between federal and state offenses and the distinction between offenses;
  • entrance into the Federal system -- how clients enter the federal criminal system and what you need to know as counsel;
  • the initial appearance – what this means under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, what to expect and how to prepare;
  • the role of Pre Trial Services – Ho PTS works, how to deal with them and the risks and benefits of doing so (deals for purpose of establishing eligibility for release, role of counsel, impact on trial and on sentence;
  • probable cause hearing – what it is, when it occurs and how to prepare (including strategies and concerns); indictment (purpose, process, waiver, video teleconferencing: pros and cons);
  • detention hearing – what they are, when they take place and how to be ready (including strategies, bail, consequences for individuals held on state charges);
  • Arraignment – process of arraignment, how to prepare, what pitfalls to be aware of, how best to represent your client.


Marc Agnifilo, Brafman & Associates, P.C.
James Glasser, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Mark B. Rosen, Esq., Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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