Will Trump pose for a mug shot and provide fingerprints if arrested? What happens if Donald is indicted?
When Donald Trump is indicted for his role in a hush money payment to a porn star, the former president will be treated like any other criminal — he will be read his Miranda rights, be fingerprinted and pose for a mug shot.
He may even be handcuffed.
But Trump will likely be spared the outrage of a criminal gang in which a handcuffed suspect is led out of the police station or courthouse in front of cameras for the world to see.
Instead, he’ll likely walk in in a suit and tie, surrounded by aides and Secret Service agents. And he might even make a deal with prosecutors to come in through a back entrance and skip the growing media frenzy.
If Donald Trump is arrested, he faces a typical booking process – fingerprints and mugshot
Trump faces criminal charges over $130,000 in payments his former attorney, Michael Cohen, sent to a porn star Stormy Daniels towards the end of his 2016 campaign. Prosecutors say the payment violated campaign finance laws and was made to silence Daniels over an affair with the business titan.
Trump denied ever having an affair. And on 18.3, the former president declared that he would be arrested on the 21st. He called on his supporters to protest the matter.
He was the first President to be arrested since Ulysses S. Grant was stopped at the corner of 13th and M Streets in Washington, D.C. in 1872 for speeding his horse and buggy, but the police let him run with a fine.
Local, state and federal law enforcement and security agencies are bracing for an expected uproar from the media, protesters and onlookers, though New York prosecutors have not confirmed an arrest is imminent.
DailyMail.com investigates what can happen if charges are brought.
Any indictment would require Trump, who resides at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, to present himself to a NYC police station or the Manhattan DA’s office.
He would have to fly to his former home state, likely on his campaign jet known as Trump Force One.
Since a financial crime is considered an “economic crime” and nonviolent, it is expected that Trump will be allowed to surrender himself and skip the criminal route.
In economic cases, the defendant’s attorneys and prosecutors usually agree on a date and time for the person to be handed over, rather than arresting the person at home.
The booking process typically takes four to six hours and includes fingerprinting and photography. The former president could be released on a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT), meaning he must later appear at the courthouse for arraignment.
Trump would have to travel to New York from his Mar-a-Lago estate (above).
Trump would likely make the trip in his campaign plane, known as Trump Force One
IF TRUMP DOES NOT SURRENDER
Should Trump refuse to surrender voluntarily, prosecutors could seek his extradition from Florida.
Ironically, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican and former Trump ally, would have to formally authorize the extradition.
Technically, it would be a purely administrative move undertaken in his capacity as governor of the state.
Politically, it’s a whole different story. DeSantis has all but declared that he will run for president next year — making him a rival to Trump for the GOP nomination.
Though DeSantis has few legal options other than agreeing to extradition, this will likely infuriate the conservative MAGA base he’s trying to win over. If DeSantis didn’t agree to an extradition, New York would likely sue and start a long legal battle.
Some lawyers working for Trump have said the former president will surrender.
“There will be no standoff in Mar-a-Lago with the Secret Service and the Manhattan Attorney’s office,” Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina told the New York Daily News.
The timing remains unclear despite Trump’s announcement of the date. Once Trump was formally charged, prosecutors would contact his attorneys to negotiate his surrender, which could take several days.
If Donald Trump refuses to surrender, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would have to sign an extradition order — the two men above in June 2019 for a Trump campaign rally
HANDCUFFS AND FLAGSHOT
Trump, like any other defendant, would face a typical booking process. He would be told he had the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
He could be handcuffed and have his mug shot taken. Most of the defendants have their hands tied behind their backs, but a few defendants in the office area – who are normally considered non-violent – have their hands tied behind their backs.
Or his lawyers could make a deal with prosecutors so the former president can escape the handcuffed outrage and walk in light-hearted. His intelligence command, which is required by law to protect all former presidents, would stand with him.
In New York, mugshots are not typically released, although they are occasionally leaked to the media.
Trump would then appear in Manhattan District Court for arraignment.
He would probably be released on his own and allowed to go home.
Given Trump’s significant ties to the community and his ongoing 2024 presidential campaign, the judge would likely not consider him a fugitive risk and would likely release him on bail immediately, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti told Time Magazine.
Trump has scheduled a campaign rally in Waco, Texas for March 25 and is expected to stick to his normal campaign schedule.
PREPARATIONS ARE MADE
The New York City Police Department, New York State Court officials, the Manhattan Attorney’s Office, the Secret Service and the FBI are reportedly preparing for an arrest.
This includes preparing for possible protests.
Security barriers were now in place around the Manhattan Courthouse and the District Attorney’s Office.
In addition, more than a dozen senior police department officials and two of Mayor Eric Adams’ top public safety officials held a virtual meeting on March 19 to discuss security, workforce and contingency plans in the event of protests, the reported New York Times.
The White House is also monitoring the situation.
“We’re always monitoring the situation here as best we can,” John Kirby, the National Security Council’s coordinator for strategic communications, said during an interview with Fox News on Sunday.
“And of course we don’t want any activity to turn violent – certainly not on the scale that we saw on January 6,” he added. “But we’re watching it. Of course we’re watching it closely.”
Additionally, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg could expand on his security detail.
Bragg, a Democrat who is the first black man to head the New York office, has become the target of Trump’s wrath. The former president claims his investigations are politically motivated.
A New York City Police Department vehicle parks in front of Trump Tower in New York City
New York police officers move barricades near the courthouse ahead of former President Donald Trump’s awaited indictment
Any trial would still be more than a year away, putting him during the 2024 presidential election in which Trump is running.
The average New York criminal trial takes more than a year to go from indictment to trial, Karen Friedman Agnifilo, a former Manhattan assistant district attorney, told Reuters.
Meanwhile, the specter of the process would allow Trump to use it as a political issue, which he has made clear.
Former President Bragg and President Joe Biden are expected to target, although the Stormy Daniels case is a local New York case and not a federal matter.
Trump will also be watching what Republicans are defending him, particularly his 2024 rivals.
A study has other complications, such as B. a jury selection process.
Trump is obviously well known and the majority of people have an opinion about him – one way or another.
Both the prosecution and the defense will use the questioning process to ensure a fair and impartial jury.
The judge could also give the jury a “gag order” to keep them from speaking to the media. The jury could also be confiscated.
Former President Trump also faces other investigations – two state and one state in Georgia.
The Justice Department is investigating two separate matters: Trump’s possession of hundreds of classified documents in Mar-a-Lago and his efforts to remain in power after losing the 2020 election, including his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Additionally, a special grand jury has been convened in Georgia to hear evidence on whether Trump and his allies attempted to pressure officials to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory in the state. The public prosecutor’s office will decide in the spring whether charges will be brought.
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