A source tells Yahoo News that Donald Trump will be charged with 34 felony counts for “falsification of business records”, but there will be no mug shot and Trump will not be handcuffed.
Yahoo News reports: “But, the source said, Trump will not be put in handcuffs, placed in a jail cell or subjected to a mug shot — typical procedures even for white-collar defendants until a judge has weighed in on pretrial conditions. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, which has been consulting with the Secret Service and New York City court officials, concluded that there was no reason to subject the former president to handcuffs or a mug shot.”
Yahoo News describes the single source as a “source who has been briefed on the procedures for the arraignment of the former president.”
“Under the New York State penal code, a conviction for the Class E felony of falsifying business records can result in a prison term of up to four years. But as a practical matter, that seems extremely unlikely. 'No one gets jail time for that as a first offender,' said a New York law enforcement official” Yahoo News reports.