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Trump indictment: What happens next?

(NewsNation) — A grand jury Thursday voted to indict former President Donald Trump, though it’s uncertain when he might turn himself in or be arrested. Here’s what we know.

The charges and indictment against Trump will remain sealed and unavailable to the public until an arraignment before a Manhattan Supreme Court judge, according to NewsNation sources.

An arraignment typically involves a judge formally reading the charges and allegations to the court record.

Trump’s legal team is expected to negotiate with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to determine a surrender date, according to NewsNation sources.

At that time, Trump is likely to present himself to the Manhattan DA’s squad to be photographed and fingerprinted.

Normally, a defendant would be handcuffed, but defense attorney Janet Johnson, who is not involved in the case, told NewsNation it’s unlikely that will happen in Trump’s case.

“There was a lot of talk about (Trump) want(ing) to be handcuffed and there would be a big show of this,” Johnson said. “That’s is not going to happen. There’s no scenario where he’s going to be deemed a flight risk. He’s been out. He’s known that this was coming.”

According to the New York Times, Trump will be read a Miranda warning, notifying him of his right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. It’s likely he will be released on his own recognizance — that is, without posting money bail — because the indictment is expected to contain only nonviolent felony charges, the New York Times reported.

Trump, in a statement he issued Thursday afternoon, called Bragg a “disgrace.”

“Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on,” Trump said. “This is how Bragg spends his time!”

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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