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Typically a preliminary hearing which is required to establish probable cause to arrest and in some cases to detain a suspect. An arraignment is when the formal charges are read to the accused and the accused has an opportunity to enter a plea. In many cases both the preliminary hearing and the arraignment occur at the same time.

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The judge will first read the charge or charges against you, or a court clerk will read them. In some states, you will be asked to verify your identity first.

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