Recent Examples of arraign from the Web
Chase is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning, while Fletcher is to return Friday to enter her pleas in Herman's courtroom.
The 35-year-old was arraigned Tuesday on aggravated murder and other charges.
McGee, who has no criminal record, was arraigned Monday on charges including assault, burglary and resisting arrest.
Woods is scheduled to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County on the DUI charge.
Flock was arraigned on criminal possession of a weapon charges Tuesday, and held on $7,500 bail.
Christian was being held at the county jail without bail, he will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.
Chatterjee and Varma are scheduled to be arraigned June 28 in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
Because that agent could question anyone charged with any offense right after fingerprinting, Castro told me, most undocumented people who are arrested in Maricopa County have an ICE hold on them by the time they are arraigned.
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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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