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A court proceeding where the defendant is informed of the charges, and often given the opportunity to plead guilty, not guilty or no contest.
An arraignment is usually a criminal defendant's first appearance in court or before a judge on a criminal charge.

At arraignment, the charges against the defendant will be read or the defendant will be asked if he/she is aware of the charges against them, and they will be asked how they wish to plead. It is not a hearing to determine guilt or innocence.

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If your are detained and questioned by the police as a suspect in a crime, you must be charged with a crime or released. If you are charged, you are Mirandized and arraigned. You wait in jail for a bail hearing. When you get your hearing, the judge will hear the charges against you brought by the ADA and you will have a court-appointed defense attorney; the judge will assign the amount of bail and the method in which it may be paid: cash or bond. I'm not an attorney and this is not in any way to substitute for actual legal advice.

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Arraignment is where you formally enter a plea in a criminal case.

If you enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendre, you will probably be sentenced at that time.

If you plead not guilty, another date may be set for any necessary hearings, such as motions, or for trial, or you may be told that you will be informed of a trial date by mail.

Added: . . . and you might be remanded to jail or, if eligible, released on bond.

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It's the first point at which the state must advise you of the specific charges against you in a criminal matter. Before this you may have been arrested for something and even posted bail - but at the arraignment the final charges are made public and they may not even be the original things you were arrested for. For instance, you may have been arrested for writing a bad check, but the final charge against you may be fraud or even theft - this has been determined by the prosecuting attorney after your arrest by a peace officer. Whatever you were arrested for in the first place is "amended" to include the new filing and the original charges forgotten. At this point your bond (if you posted one) may also be amended (and usually is) to either be increased or to be continued as the bond for the new charges. This is also the place where either the defense or prosecuting attorney's can begin to file procedural motions. This is NOT the time where a witnesses will be heard, this is only the formal reading of the charges against you.

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At an Arraignment a criminal complaint is formally read aloud in the presence of a defendant. The purpose of the arraignment is to inform the defendant of the charges that have been laid against them. In the setting of the federal court within the United States, arraignments are in two parts. The initial arraignment serves as an opportunity to inform the defendant of their right to retain counsel, and gives the presiding judge the opportunity to choose to set bail.

In the context of the federal courts, at the Post-Indictment Arraignment (following the Initial Arraignment), the defendant will be allowed to enter a plea in response to the charges that have been laid against them. These are the responses of "guilty," "not guilty," or peremptory pleas, which are pleas that describe why a trial cannot go forward. These pleas include being tried for the same offense twice, being acquitted of the same offense, and being pardoned for the offense.

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A court hearing held to determine how much, if any, bail is to be set for someone's release.

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Can you get a bond at your arraignment if you have already been indited?

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What is an order for arraignment?

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