The sheriff has indicated that Trump is anticipated to be booked at Fulton County jail.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the local sheriff confirmed that former President Donald Trump, along with 18 other co-defendants, who were charged on Monday in the Georgia 2020 election subversion case, is expected to surrender at the Fulton County jail. This move comes ahead of the August 25 deadline set by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Despite facing 13 counts, including racketeering, Trump has not publicly disclosed his intentions regarding his surrender.

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The statement issued by the Fulton County sheriff’s office aimed to address the question of where Trump would be arrested and processed as a criminal defendant. According to the information received from the district attorney’s office and the presiding judge, it is anticipated that all 19 defendants mentioned in the indictment will be booked at the Rice Street Jail.

It’s important to note that defendants have the option to turn themselves in at any point since the jail operates around the clock. The news release emphasized that due to the exceptional nature of this case, circumstances might change unexpectedly.

Generally, defendants charged in Fulton County are booked at the Fulton County jail. Sheriff Pat Labat of Fulton County has expressed his intention to treat the defendants charged in the Trump election subversion case on par with any other defendant.

Labat had earlier mentioned, “Unless someone tells me differently, we will be following normal practices. It doesn’t matter your status; we will have mug shots ready for you,” during a CNN interview earlier this month.

The sheriff will need to coordinate with the Secret Service and Trump’s legal team to work out the logistics of Trump’s surrender. Typically, defendants not immediately arrested upon indictment, as was the case for Trump and his associates, negotiate bond and other terms of release with the district attorney’s office.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former lawyer and a fellow defendant in the case, stated on WABC talk radio that he plans to surrender to authorities on a chosen day next week. He also mentioned the likelihood of needing bail, although he found it “kind of silly” since he voluntarily showed up and testified.

The unsealed indictment, comprising 41 counts, exposes a comprehensive investigation led by Willis into the extensive efforts made by Trump’s allies to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. It accuses Trump of heading a “criminal enterprise” as part of a broad conspiracy to overturn his electoral defeat in Georgia.

The indictment outlines a range of charges including false statements and solicitation of state legislatures, high-ranking state officials, creation and distribution of false Electoral College documents, harassment of election workers, solicitation of Justice Department officials, solicitation of then-Vice President Mike Pence, unlawful breach of election equipment, and acts of obstruction.

Key figures such as former Trump lawyers John Eastman and Giuliani, as well as former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, are named as defendants. Additionally, the indictment lists 30 unindicted co-conspirators in addition to the charged defendants.

As Trump simultaneously runs for the presidency in 2024, he now faces a total of 91 charges spread across four separate indictments. He maintains his innocence and has criticized the cases as being driven by political motives.

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