Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal complaint in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea. Acceptable pleas vary among jurisdictions, but they generally include "guilty", "n...
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The initial appearance before a judge in a criminal case. At an arraignment, the charges against the defendant are read, a lawyer is appointed if the defendant cannot afford one, and the defendant's plea is entered.
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(n) Arraignment is the first appearance of an accused before a judge in a criminal proceedings where in the charges against him are read to him and his plea is recorded. During arraignment a lawyer is appointed when the defendant cannot afford the service of a lawyer.
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the process of bringing someone to answer formal charges in court
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1) Instrument 2) Legal document 3) Legal instrument 4) Official document
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Proceeding in which an accused person appears before a judge to hear the criminal charges filed against him/her and to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Compare appearance.
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Appearance of the defendant in criminal court to be advised of rights and enter a plea to the charges.
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