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What are the typical steps in a criminal proceeding in Pennsylvania?

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Steps in a criminal proceeding in Pennsylvania are standard and uniform. If you’re charged with a felony in Pennsylvania, you are arrested. Then you are arraigned and given a bail. You are given then a preliminary hearing. If the charges are held for court after the preliminary hearing, you will then have a pre-trial and a trial date. If the charges aren’t held after the preliminary hearing, your case will be dismissed. And your case can be dismissed at any time along that road.

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