This book deals with various aspects of criminal defense in Pennsylvania. It explains how the court process works after someone is arrested on charge of a crime. First thing that happens is you are arraigned. When you are arraigned, the charges are read to you. It is not guilt or innocence. The magistrate tells you what you are charged with and then they set bail. Next thing, you are given is a court date for the preliminary hearing. That is the first appearance where there is a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for the charges to move forward. The burden of proof is much less than beyond reasonable doubt. Some people waive their preliminary hearing, which means they agree that there is enough evidence to go forward, but they still plead not guilty.