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Our legal system

 


Legal matters, whether civil, criminal or family, can be complex and detailed even when trying to understand it in the news or situations involving those close to us. The Saratoga Sun sat down with attorney Jonathan Schnal to determine some basics of the legal system.

If John Doe was arrested and taken into custody for a misdemeanor, Schnal explained that he would be arraigned, or called before court on criminal charges, within 24 hours. The next typical step is bail, which is essentially an insurance that Doe would show up at trial. From here, based on the charges the district attorney’s...



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