On 14 August, Mr Trump was charged with violating the RICO Act in addition to different prices alleging conspiracy, making false statements and submitting false paperwork associated to his mixed efforts with 18 different named defendants in altering election outcomes.
The costs stem from an investigation by Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis into Mr Trump and his allies’ actions in the state in the times and weeks after the 2020 election.
These actions included an notorious cellphone name that Mr Trump made to Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, in which Mr Trump requested him to “discover” 11,780 votes. It additionally detailed a plot to put in pretend state electors.
The previous president surrendered to authorities in Fulton County on 24 August the place he was arrested and had his mug shot taken.
Right here’s what we learn about what’s next for Mr Trump in the Georgia indictment.
When is Trump getting arrested?
Mr Trump surrendered on the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on the night of 24 August, lower than at some point earlier than the deadline he and his codefendants had been all given.
In a Fact Social submit on 21 August, Mr Trump introduced his plans for surrendering: “Are you able to consider it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Lawyer, Fani Willis.”
Mr Trump’s attorneys, Jennifer Little, Drew Findling and Marissa Goldberg, met with Ms Willis on Monday to conform to the phrases of his arraignment and a time for his surrender.
The ex-president reportedly meant to seem for his reserving to coincide with the primetime conservative cable information – making certain his look acquired the utmost quantity of publicity.
Will Trump obtain a mugshot and fingerprints?
Like his earlier arraignments, Mr Trump was fingerprinted, as is customary with felony prices.
The ex-president didn’t have a mug shot taken for the previous three indictments as a result of he’s thought of a notable particular person due to this fact an figuring out photograph was pointless.
Nevertheless, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat advised WSB-TV earlier in August that Mr Trump possible would pose for a mugshot as a result of he will likely be handled like some other particular person. His mugshot was launched after his arrest on 24 August.
Every of Mr Trump’s co-defendants who surrendered additionally had mug photographs taken.
Will he get bail?
Mr Trump agreed to a $200,000 consent bond order on Monday 21 August, three days earlier than he surrendered.
The bond acknowledged that Mr Trump was not allowed to speak with witnesses or co-defendants besides via his attorneys and was barred from making any “direct or oblique risk of any nature in opposition to the neighborhood or to any property in the neighborhood” which included his posts or reposts on social media.
The consent bond stated the ex-president is required to submit 10 per cent of his bond quantity and is remitted to make month-to-month experiences to Fulton County’s pre-path supervision officers.
In all his earlier arraignments, the ex-president was launched on sure situations. However that is the primary indictment he has been requested to submit bond.
In his most up-to-date federal arraignment associated to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election, Mr Trump was released on an appearance bond and under strict rules.
Through the ex-president’s first federal arraignment for his alleged retention of categorised paperwork, Mr Trump signed a private surety bond.
A bond is normally set to make sure a defendant seems in courtroom. A decide can outright deny bond which then requires the defendant to be taken into custody to await trial.
When is the arraignment and can it’s filmed?
Mr Trump’s formal arraignment date is predicted to be Tuesday, 5 September – nearly two weeks after his arrest.
Georgia legislation is exclusive in that it requires cameras be allowed in judicial proceedings as long as the decide approves it.
Mr Trump’s upcoming arraignment is prone to be televised, simply as elements of the indictment had been.
It will mark the primary publicly accessible viewing of the ex-president’s slew of felony indictments. The New York indictment and each federal indictments didn’t have cameras in the courtroom.
In response to the legislation, Georgia believes televised proceedings promote “entry to and understanding of courtroom proceedings not solely by the individuals in them but additionally by most of the people”.
So as for a decide to forestall cameras in the courtroom, they would want a compelling purpose like a baby sufferer or witness.