Scales of JusticeJohn T Adams
 
BERKS COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
 
John T. ADAMS
         


PROCEDURES OF A CRIMINAL CASE

 
 
Crime Reported
 
followed by
 
Police Investigation
 
followed by
 
Defendant not arrested - or - Defendant arrested - or - Defendant under 18
 
followed by
 
Preliminary Arraignment - or - Juvenile Court Preliminary Hearing
 
followed by
 
Arraignment in Court of Common Pleas - or - Charges Dismissed
 
followed by
 
Trial by Judge/Jury - or - Guilty Plea
 
followed by
 
Pre-sentence Investigation
 
followed by
 
Sentencing
 
followed by
 
Incarceration - or - Probation
 
followed by
 
Work Release - or - Furlough or Parole