Misdemeanor

1. Crime is committed.

Person reporting crime to a policeman with a typewriter

6. Pretrial is held.

Person testifying in court with judge and others present

2. Crime is reported to police.

Crime is reported to police

7. If trial, victim/witness may testify.

Person testifying in court with judge and others present

3. Police investigate.

Policeman with a man

8. Defendant is acquitted or convicted of crime.

Two men standing in front of seated man

4. Prosecutor evaluates case; warrant issued.

Prosecutor evaluates case, warrant issued

9. Defendant is sentenced.

Defendant in jail with arms through grid

5. Suspect arrested and arraigned.

Suspect arrested and arraigned