8:14 AM PT -- Prosecutors officially levied the five charges against Ruggs at the hearing Wednesday ... and said afterward the former Raiders player could be locked behind bars for more than 50 years if he's convicted on all counts.
Ruggs did not show up to the hearing -- his attorneys appeared in his stead -- and no pleas were entered.
Defense Attorney David Chesnoff asks the public to hold judgement.
He asked the judge to deny the prosecution’s request to obtain Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington’s medical records.
David Chesnoff, who's representing Ruggs in the case, urged the public after the proceedings to not "pre-judge" the 22-year-old.
Another hearing on the case has been set for December.
Henry Ruggs is scheduled to make his second public appearance since his fatal car crash last week -- the ex-Raiders star is due in court in a matter of minutes ... and he's expected to be formally hit with five charges while there.
The 22-year-old, who's accused of getting drunk, speeding in his car and then killing a woman and her dog in a wreck in Las Vegas last Tuesday, has a hearing slated for 7:30 AM.
Prosecutors are expected to formally announce five charges against him -- including four felonies and one misdemeanor -- and Ruggs could enter a plea afterward.