A complaint is levied against the individual and the – now defendant – is either arrested or receives a Summons to appear in Court
The individual is charged with a crime which now constitutes the “arrest charge” prior to the individual’s appearance in Court.
After the initial advisement of the “arrest charges,” the defendant will appear in Court for the Filing of Charges – at which time the defendant is advised of the actual charges filed in the case. This may also be a “bond return date” – meaning the defendant has bonded out of jail and MUST appear in Court at the date and time specified. Failure to appear while on bond may cause the Court to issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest and a Show Cause Order to the bondsman for forfeiture of the bond.