In this hearing, the formal criminal charges will be presented against the defendant. The defendant will make a plea, and they will typically plead “not guilty,” although this plea may be changed at a later date.
The defense attorney may make a motion for discovery to ensure that all information used by the prosecution during the case will be available to the defendant.
The court may also impose restrictions on the defendant, such as requiring them to submit to electronic monitoring during the course of the case. The defendant will also be required to appear at any future court hearings.