Donald Trump was indicted on Thursday in the 2016 Stormy Daniels hush money case. The New York Police Department have been asked to mobilize their resources as Alvin Bragg heads for an arrest.
Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury after an investigation into payments made during his 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
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The Manhattan district attorney’s office asked for Trump to surrender on Friday after a grand jury voted to indict the former president.
Trump’s lawyers denied the request saying that the Secret Service, which provides security detail for the former president, needed more time to prepare.
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Like for everyone arrested in New York, Trump’s fingerprints and mugshot will be recorded. He will be asked basic questions including his name and date of birth and getting arraigned. Defendants answering criminal charges are usually detained for several hours.
However, there are variations in details such as how long each step of the process is and whether handcuffs are used that depend on the severity of the case and whether defendants arrange to turn themselves in.
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Trump will not have to submit his mobile phone and other personal items. Lawyers are not allowed to accompany their clients through the process.
As the former president has kept his US Secret Service protection, it is unclear whether agents would be at his side during the arraignment.
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Trump is likely to surrender on Tuesday for arraignment, the New York Times reported.
According to an ABC News report, the US Secret Service is coordinating security plans with the NYPD in that Trump is indicted and arraigned in an open courtroom in Manhattan.