The initial appearance is a formal stage in the criminal justice process, whereby a defendant is brought before a court of law. This entry explains the purposes of the initial appearance, the difference between an initial appearance and an arraignment, and various implications regarding the timing of the hearing.
Criminology, criminal justice, arraignment, arrest, bail, indictment, preliminary hearing
Vaughn, Robert and Cencich, J., "Initial Appearance" (2014). History and Government Faculty Publications. 78.