When Donald Trump is likely arraigned next week in New York, the former president will go through a series of specific steps, CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said.
The area around the courthouse is a "law enforcement heavy area" so Trump could be brought in through an underground or garage entrance, something that is common in that area, according to Honig. The former president will unlikely be perp-walked, which is being walked out on the street by law enforcement, he said.
When inside, Trump's fingerprints will be taken, along with a mug shot, he said. In New York, mug shots are not automatically made public, Honig noted.
Ordinarily, before a person comes into court, they are briefly handcuffed, Honig said – but it is unclear if that will be the case with Trump because the Secret Service is involved.
Then, the judge will advise Trump of the charges against him. The grand jury indictment was filed under seal Thursday and the charges have not been announced publically.
"Donald Trump will enter his initial plea, which almost certainly will be not guilty," Honig said.
After that, the judge will ensure Trump has a lawyer, he said. It is possible the judge will also set further court dates, according to Honig.