According to reporting by Yahoo News, when former President Donald Trump is arrested on Tuesday (April 4), he will be informed he is facing as many as 34 felony counts regarding allegations of falsifying business records.
The Yahoo News report cites a source briefed on the arraignment procedures, who revealed that the former President wouldn’t be cuffed, put in a holding cell, or have his mugshot taken, despite these being a common procedure in these types of white-collar cases.
Instead, when Trump hands himself over for arrest on Tuesday, a New York City Police arrest report outlining the charges Trump is facing will be prepared and entered into the court system.
The former President will then make his way into the courtroom for a formal arraignment.
According to the report by Yahoo News, none of the charges Trump faces will be misdemeanors.
And according to comments the publication received from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, there wasn’t a need to handcuff the former President or have mugshots taken.
Until Monday’s report, many had speculated that a perp walk and mugshot would become emblematic of the “witch hunt” Trump has decried and would only boost Trump’s 2024 campaign.
Toni Holt Kramer, a staunch Trump ally and founder of Trumpettes USA, asserted Trump “knows his mug shot will become the most famous mug shot ever in the history of the world” and become a symbol of the left’s attacks on the former President.
Kramer insisted that attempts to humiliate Trump with a mugshot would only “backfire spectacularly.”
The charges Trump is reportedly facing are also typically misdemeanor violations in the state of New York. Still, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office bumped up all charges to Class E felony. Why this was done will only be revealed once Trump is arraigned.