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What happens next now Donald Trump has been indicted from mugshots to fingerprints
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What happens next now Donald Trump has been indicted from mugshots to fingerprints

Now a court has ordered for the former US President to be charged, here's what happens next.

A New York grand jury has voted to indict former US President Donald Trump.

The investigation concluded that he should be charged for allegedly falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment made porn star Stormy Daniels.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been busy investigating the claim that a USD$130,000 payment was made by fixer Michael Cohen to Daniels shortly before the 2016 US election to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

As Bragg and the grand jury have moved to charge the Republican leader, Donald Trump will become the first ever sitting or previous US President in history to face a criminal charge.

So what happens now?

Well, typically, when someone is arrested they are fingerprinted.

Mugshots are taken.

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They'll appear before the court, and the legal system is set in motion for the state to attempt to prosecute the accused.

The accused - Trump - would rally his legal defense to fight back.

CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman revealed that Trump will get the same treatment as anyone arrested and accused of a crime.

So this will include the usual steps like fingerprinting, having a mugshot photograph taken, and a court appearance.

But Klieman reckons it won't happen in 'the way it usually happens'.

"Donald Trump will also be surrendering by arrangement with the district attorney's office, and he will be surrounded by his Secret Service agents, as he always is, because he's entitled to that protection as a former president," Klieman said.

"Yes, he will be processed. He will have a mugshot. He will get a booking number. He will give fingerprints ... and ultimately whether or not he will be handcuffed is discretionary for the police, in this case the NYPD," she added.

"If he is with Secret Service people, there is no need to handcuff him to bring him into the courtroom to be arraigned."

Former NYPD deputy commissioner Richard Esposito added: "Because it's a President, they could conceivably change any number of things."

For example, he may go from being fingerprinted to his arraignment quicker than your average person.

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"When a normal person gets fingerprinted and photographed and booked, fingerprints then go up to Albany where we then have several million fingerprints in databases, and they get compared to the database to make sure the person has no prior crimes, is not wanted in other matters that we're not aware of, etcetera," Esposito said, as per Yahoo.

"In the case of a former president, that process, which normally takes a couple of more hours, will likely be able to be speeded up incredibly."

After Trump is arraigned, which is likely to occur on Tuesday, he will leave via a backdoor or down the courthouse's front steps with his security team.

Then, we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

Topics: Donald Trump, Crime, US News, News