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What will happen when Donald Trump is arrested

What will happen when Donald Trump is arrested

Here's what will happen to the former President once he is arrested

Donald Trump now holds the title of being the first ex-US President to be charged with a crime following an alleged hush money payment to adult film actress, Stormy Daniels, back in 2016.

The allegations claim that he paid off Daniels in a hopes to stop her revealing the details of a supposed sexual relationship between the two.

While Trump has since strongly denied any part in the matter, he is now currently facing impending arrest on charges looking into the $130,000 payment.

Here's what will happen when he is eventually arrested.

Here's what will happen when Trump is arrested.
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A grand jury came to the decision on Thursday (30 March) to indict Trump, who has since publicly posted about the vote.

And the former US President has since lashed out at the jury, writing: "These thugs and radical left monsters have just indicated (sic) the 45th president of the United States of America and the leading Republican candidate."

While the exact details of his charges have not yet been released to the public yet, here's some stuff that we do know.

Trump is being accused of paying Daniels $130,000 for her silence.

However, his accounts show that the record for the payment says it was for legal fees, with prosecutors saying that this is falsifying business records - which is considered a misdemeanour in New York.

But, considering the historic nature of this high-profile court case, there are some things that will be done slightly differently for Trump compared any other defendant.

So, when he is finally arrested, the court may allow him access to a private entrance into the courtroom, instead of the more commonplace 'perp walk' in front of press and media outlets.

The former President released a statement after his indictment.
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However, once he's inside the building, he will be formerly booked - meaning that Trump would be fingerprinted, have his mugshot snapped and be read his 'Miranda' rights.

Whilst this process is in-line with the standard procedure of dealing with defendants charged with a felony, Trump may end up not getting handcuffed afterwards.

His lawyers are hoping to avoid such a treatment for their client, BBC reports.

Alongside this, unlike a typical defendant who is escorted through the booking process by a mandated official - Trump will be escorted by his team of Secret Service agents.

Then, the ex-President would be detained in a 'holding area' or cell until appearance before the judge with the arraignment being open to the public.

If he is convicted on a misdemeanour, then Trump would be landed with a fine to pay off, however, if he convicted on the felony charge then he could end up getting landed with a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

We'll just have to wait and see what happens...

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