Upon an Arrest or NTA you will be charged with the crime. After an arrest you will be transported to the local jail or federal holding detention center. In most cases, you will be entitled to a bond, and will receive this information soon after arriving at the detention center. If you do not bond out immediately or no bond is set, you will be required to appear before the judge within 24 to 48 hours to determine your eligibility for bond. If your able to post bond, you will be required to appear at arraignment to plea guilty or not guilty within approximately thirty days. After that, you will be required to appear at Pre-Trial Conferences (PTC) approximately every thirty (30) days. Appearances may be waived if you are represented by counsel. In misdemeanor cases you must be brought to trial within ninety (90) days and in felony cases 175 days, unless speedy trial is waived. This time span will be used by your counsel to request and pursue discovery that may exonerate you or mitigate the circumstances of your case. Your attorney may need to take issue subpoenas and take depositions of witnesses to prepare for your trial. The decision to go to trial is ultimately YOURS and should be based on the all the information collected in your case.