Todd A. Spodek

Under CPL 210.05 the only methods of prosecuting an offense in a superior court are by an indictment filed therewith by a grand jury or by superior court information filed therewith by a district attorney.

At this post-indictment arraignment, the defendant is now advised of the charges contained in the indictment and furnished with a physical copy of the indictment. The charges may be the same or different than those charged in the original felony complaint. The defendant is advised of his/her right to counsel. The issue of bail will also be revisited if necessary. The prosecutor will discuss the timeline of providing the defense with any evidence that they have, which is called “discovery” in court, and a control date will be set.

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Todd A. Spodek

Todd A. Spodek

Managing partner of Spodek Law Group P.C. a boutique criminal defense and family/divorce law firm located in New York City | spodeklawgroup.com