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Once a person is arrested in New York City for a crime, they must be arraigned in front of a Judge. An arraignment is a proceeding where the Judge will decide whether a person will be realeased without having to post bail, how much bail will be required, or if they will be released at all. There are several factors that play into the Judge's decision and must be considered by law. They are:

  • The seriousness of the crime.
  • The criminal record if any of the accused.
  • The warrant history, if any, of the accused.
  • The amount of evidence against hime.
  • His community ties.
  • Amount of jail time he is facing.

Out of all of these factors, the two most important by far are the criminal record of the accused and his history of returning to court. With that said, most murder defendants will not be given bail due to the seriousness of the charges. In an assault case, the seriousoness of the injuries sustained by an alleged victim will be an important factor.


What strikes people most about arraignments in New York City is how fast they occur. They literally can take minutes. If you or a loved one has been arrested for assualt, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro and have us next to you at the arraignment. Mr. Discioarro has the experience of thousands of arraignments and can address every concern a Judge may have. Contact us at 917-519-8417 and protect your rights.