Stages of a criminal case
What happens after I have been arrested?
Depending on the circumstances of the case, as well as the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody or advised of your charges and released. If you are taken into custody, you will go through booking and get fingerprinted. You will also be taken before a magisterial judge who will arraign you and set bail.
If you are released, you will receive notice of the charges in the mail, an order requiring you to be fingerprinted, and notice of your first court date called your Preliminary Hearing.