Recent Examples of arraign from the Web
Hampton is scheduled to be arraigned July 26 in Allen County.
Fisher was arraigned on charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher on Wednesday.
Tomaskovich was arraigned Wednesday in Ada County Magistrate Court on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.
He was later handcuffed to his hospital bed and arraigned there, charged with selling marijuana and, incredibly, resisting arrest.
The three officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 10.
The repairman, Joseph D. Amico, 46, was arraigned in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on three counts of making terrorist threats and one count of aggravated harassment, a day after being extradited from Nevada.
The Republican technology entrepreneur will enter his plea in court on Monday, when he is scheduled to be arraigned and sentenced on the misdemeanor charge, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told The Associated Press.
Corley and King were arraigned on Wednesday morning, according to the station.
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ARRAIGN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arraign for English Language Learners
law : to state the charges against someone who is accused of a crime in a formal procedure before a judge
Additional Notes on arraign
For a person to be formally arraigned, he or she must be called by name before a judge or magistrate. The judge or magistrate makes sure that the defendant is the person named in the complaint, indictment, or information, which is then read to formally notify the defendant of the charges. The defendant may then enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or another plea allowed by law such as nolo contendere. In some cases, as when the defendant is not yet represented by a lawyer, the judge or magistrate may enter a plea of not guilty on the defendant's behalf.
Origin and Etymology of arraign
Anglo-French arrainer, from Old French araisnier to address, call to account, from a-, prefix stressing goal of an action + raisnier to speak
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