A defendant’s first formal appearance in court after being arrested or charged with a crime. This is normally a short proceeding. At arraignment, a judge or magistrate will inform the defendant of the criminal charges he or she is facing, including the maximum possible time of incarceration and how high the fines can be if the defendant is convicted of the crime.
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Is an arraignment a bad thing?
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What happens if you plead not guilty at an arraignment?
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