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  Arraignment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arraignment is a common law term for the formal reading of a criminal complaint, in the presence of the defendant, to inform him of the charges against him.
In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea.
In the UK arraignment is the first of eleven stages in a criminal trial, and involves the clerk of the court reading out the indictment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arraignment   (322 words)

  
 New York New York Criminal Court Arraignment Process
Sometimes people are fooled into believing that because an arraignment happens in a courtroom with a judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney that an arraignment is somehow a trial or hearing.
At the arraignment the prosecutor will also announce certain notices that are commonly given at arraignments about certain types of evidence that might exist in a particular case.
The appointed lawyers in arraignments, however, will not be in a position to monitor individual cases as they make their way through the arrest to arraignment process.
www.new-york-arraignments.com /process.htm   (4260 words)

  
 Bail Bond Arraignments Bail Bondsman, Defense Lawyer Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The appointed lawyers in arraignments / bond hearings, however, will not be in a position to monitor individual cases as they make their way through the arrest to arraignment process.
The appointed lawyers staffing the arraignment courtrooms are often quite knowledgeable and helpful to those in the audience who have questions about relatives or friends who are making their way through the system, but the appointed lawyers are often quite busy interviewing other people who are "court ready".
One of the key advantages to having a private criminal defense lawyer for the arraignment,/ bond hearing is from the perspective of friends and family who can have the process explained and monitored for them by the experienced lawyer.
joe-shmoe-bail-bonds.com /Bail_Bond_Arraignments.htm   (3101 words)

  
 Tad Nelson: Houston Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys, Arraignment, Posting Bail
Arraignment is the first time that you will appear in court to answer the charges brought against you.
At the first arraignment, the judge will tell you what charges have been filed against you by the District Attorney and he will ask you if you want a lawyer appointed.
After the arraignment the case is normally set for what is called "further proceedings." This is simply a way of saying that the case is being delayed while we gather police reports and have an opportunity to talk with you to find out what needs to be done next on the case.
www.thenelsonfirm.com /arraignment.html   (676 words)

  
 Queens County Arraignments - What you need to know - by Shalley & Murray
At the arraignment a judge will decide whether to release a defendant simply on his promise to come back to court to answer the charges OR a judge will set an amount of bail that will have to be posted before the defendant could be released.
Depending on how the arraignment goes, the defendant could be forced to remain in jail until the case is resolved OR the defendant may be released while the case proceeds.
The decision to sign or not to sign "the waiver" at arraignments, like the decision whether or not to testify in the Grand Jury, is one that must be made after discussion with an attorney.
www.queensdefense.com /main_arraignments_page.htm   (1636 words)

  
 Chapter 135 — Arraignment and Pretrial Provisions
The arraignment shall be made by the court, or by the clerk or the district attorney under its direction, as provided in ORS 135.030.
The arraignment consists of reading the accusatory instrument to the defendant, causing delivery to the defendant of a copy thereof and indorsements thereon, including the list of witnesses indorsed on it or appended thereto if the accusatory instrument is an indictment, asking the defendant how the defendant pleads to the charge.
If the defendant appears for arraignment without counsel, the defendant shall be informed by the court that it is the right of the defendant to have counsel before being arraigned and shall be asked if the defendant desires the aid of counsel.
www.leg.state.or.us /ors/135.html   (6706 words)

  
 Arraignment: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Arraignment is a common law[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] term for the formal reading of a criminal crime quick summary:
In the UK[For more info, click on this link] arraignment is the first of eleven stages in a criminal trial, EHandler: no quick summary.
In the common law legal system, an indictment is a formal charge of having committed a serious criminal offense....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/arraignment.htm   (1240 words)

  
 MCR 6.104 Arraignment on the Warrant or Complaint
If the arrest occurs outside the county in which these courts are located, the arresting agency must make arrangements with the authorities in the demanding county to have the accused promptly transported to the latter county for arraignment in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
In all cases, the arraignment is then to continue under subrule (D), if applicable, and subrule (E) either in the judicial district of the alleged offense or in such court as otherwise is designated.
Arraignment of the accused may then proceed in accordance with subrule (E).
www.icle.org /mlo/mcr/06/6.104.htm   (721 words)

  
 Fairbanks Video Arraignment Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 1984 televised arraignment project was funded by the Department of Public Safety as an alternate method of meeting its responsibility to transport in-custody defendants to the courthouse for arraignments.
First, the FPD argued that an attorney in the courtroom during the arraignment proceedings cannot communicate effectively or privately with a client at the jail.
The Council's evaluation was based on interviews with users (attorneys, judges, court personnel, peace officers and jail personnel), observations of televised arraignments and other proceedings (both in the courtroom and at the jail), collection of cost-related data, legal research and collection of data on sentence lengths and pleas in misdemeanor cases.
www.ajc.state.ak.us /Reports/fbkvidmain.htm   (4876 words)

  
 ARRAIGNMENT - LoveToKnow Article on ARRAIGNMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
If he pleads guilty, sentence may be ssed forthwith; if he pleads not guilty, he is then given in arge to a jury of twelve men to inquire into the truth of the lictment.
Several defendants, except DSC entitled to the privilege of peerage, charged on the same lictment, are arraigned together.
In Scots law the term for arraignment is calling tile diet.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AR/ARRAIGNMENT.htm   (3126 words)

  
 MCR 6.907 Arraignment on Complaint and Warrant
When the prosecuting attorney authorizes the filing of a complaint and warrant charging a juvenile with a specified juvenile violation instead of approving the filing of a petition in the family division of the circuit court, the juvenile in custody must be taken to the magistrate for arraignment on the charge.
Arraignment may be conducted without the presence of a parent, guardian, or adult relative provided the magistrate appoints an attorney to appear at arraignment with the juvenile or provided an attorney has been retained and appears with the juvenile.
If a parent, guardian, or an adult relative is not present at the arraignment, the court shall direct the attorney for the juvenile to advise a parent or guardian of the juvenile of the scheduled preliminary examination.
www.icle.org /mlo/mcr/06/6.907.htm   (489 words)

  
 "Arraignment" Defined
ARRAIGNMENT - 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.
Signifies the calling of the defendant to the bar of the court, to answer the accusation contained in the indictment.
www.lectlaw.com /def/a069.htm   (88 words)

  
 Law.com - No More Instant Plea Deals, Says Public Defender
Too often, he said in an interview, public defenders are ill-informed about their clients' cases and circumstances before advising them to take pleas offered by prosecutors at arraignment, which is when charges are formally presented.
The second part of Finkelstein's initiative is to end the practice at arraignment of "meet, greet and plead." Typically, those deals help defendants get out of jail immediately but stain them with a felony conviction and set them up for consequences if they have future encounters with law enforcement.
The public defender said he has no problem with the general idea of entering pleas at arraignment, but rather with having clients do so without first having a proper consultation with their lawyer.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1117789520360   (1154 words)

  
 Video Arraignment User Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Following the arraignment, the inmate is returned to the correctional facility to await release or trial, with the same transport dangers being present.
ViewCast's video arraignment solution allows the inmate, who remains at the corrections facility, to interface with the judge, the prosecutor, and the defense attorney, through networked video communications.
Also, by keeping the accused in the confines of the jail, his or her human dignity can be better preserved, since there is no entering into a courtroom in an orange suit, handcuffs, and shackles.
www.viewcast.com /products/ivn/ivn_arraignment_story.html   (862 words)

  
 NBC 4 - News - Arraignment Of Grandmother In Fatal Shooting Reset
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Arraignment of an 81-year-old woman accused in the fatal shooting of her granddaughter's ex-husband, whom she claimed was a pedophile, has been postponed until March 10.
The arraignment was initially reset pending appointment of a public defender.
It was the second arraignment delay for Jeane Ellen Allen of Lake Forest, who was denied bail at a Jan. 31 hearing before Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig Robison.
www.nbc4.tv /news/6786740/detail.html   (740 words)

  
 Arraignment
The purpose of the arraignment setting is to determine the defendantís plea to the offense charged.
At the arraignment, the defendant may enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).
A request for a trial may in person at the scheduled arraignment, by written correspondence, or by defendant's attorney.
www.harkerheights.com /arraignment.htm   (650 words)

  
 CNN.com - Michael Jackson faces arraignment Friday - Jan. 15, 2004
Pop superstar Michael Jackson will plead not guility at his arraignment Friday on child molestation charges in a case expected to attract busloads of fans, curiosity seekers and news people from around the world.
Police have beefed up security around the Santa Barbara County courthouse for Jackson's arraignment on seven felony charges of child molestation involving a boy under 14 years of age, and two felony charges of using an intoxicant to help seduce a child in the same case.
The arraignment is an initial step in the criminal process in which the defendant is formally charged, given a copy of the accusations and informed of his constitutional rights, including what plea he wishes to enter.
edition.cnn.com /2004/LAW/01/15/jackson.case   (763 words)

  
 Sun Herald - 02/22/04
An arraignment and trial cannot take place on the same day, she said.
The arraignment comes on the heels of several motions by Mack which have questioned Bell's handling of the case.
Mack had sought to remove Bell from the case originally because it he is the same judge Mack has appealed a number of rulings related to a separate 2002 drunken driving case involving McLennon.
www.sun-herald.com /newsarchive2/022204/ch9.htm?date=022204&story=ch9.htm   (541 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Lawyer: Brad Renfro in drug rehab program; arraignment delayed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Brad Renfro had his arraignment on a drug charge postponed Friday because he has entered a full-time drug rehabilitation program, his lawyer said.
Renfro, 23, was arrested Dec. 22 during a drug bust near Skid Row and was charged with a felony count of attempting to possess heroin.
Kaplan's request for a delay of arraignment was not opposed by Deputy District Attorney Thomas McGowan.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-12-30-renfro-rehab_x.htm   (229 words)

  
 ESPN.com: TENNIS - Arraignment in Williamses' sister's killing delayed
COMPTON, Calif. -- Arraignment was delayed again Tuesday for the man accused of killing the older stepsister of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.
The delay was forced by the last-minute appointment of a public defender to replace defense attorney Excel Sharrieff, who said he had a conflict of interest but declined to elaborate.
Price, who was mother of three, a registered nurse and a beauty shop owner from Corona, was in a sport utility vehicle with companion Rolland Wormley early on the morning of Sept. 14 when she was shot.
espn.go.com /tennis/news/2003/0923/1622189.html   (455 words)

  
 City Court - Arraignment & Bail
Arraignment is the initial appearance before the judge where the judge advises the defendant of his rights and reads the warrant to the defendant.
Arraignment takes place in the courtroom in the basement of the Jackson Police Department, which is located on 234 Institute Street, Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m.
If the individual has made bail, the arraignment will take place at 10:00 a.m.
www.cityofjackson.net /departments/citycourt/arraignment.html   (310 words)

  
 LawForKids.org - SpeakUp! 325 - What happens at an arraignment?
At a not guilty arraignment, the judge tells the defendant what crimes the State has charged him with and what his release conditions will be prior to his trial.
At a not guilty arraignment, the judge sets a date for the defendant, his lawyer and the prosecutor to get together for a pre-trial conference.
At a guilty arraignment, the judge sets a date for the defendant's sentencing after he enters the plea agreement.
www.lawforkids.org /speakup/printable.cfm?id=325   (238 words)

  
 234 Pa. Code Rule 571. Arraignment.
The main purposes of arraignment are: to ensure that the defendant is advised of the charges; to have counsel enter an appearance, or if the defendant has no counsel, to consider the defendant’s right to counsel; and to commence the period of time within which to initiate pretrial discovery and to file other motions.
Although the specific form of the arraignment is not prescribed by this rule, judicial districts are required to ensure that the purposes of arraignments are accomplished in all court cases.
Under paragraph (A), in addition to other instances of ‘‘cause shown’’ for delaying the arraignment, the arraignment may be delayed when the defendant is unavailable for arraignment within the 10-day period after the information is filed.
www.pacode.com /secure/data/234/chapter5/s571.html   (914 words)

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