At a Clerk’s Hearing, a clerk, who is not a judge and generally not a lawyer, will decide if there is probable cause that you committed a crime. If so, he/she can issue a complaint. In that case, you will appear (sometime in the future, not then) before a judge and be arraigned on the charge(s). However, just because the clerk finds probable cause, he/she does not have to issue a complaint. If you have a lawyer, he/she will do most (or all) of the talking and help ensure that a complaint does not issue.