initial appearance

noun

ini·​tial appearance
i-ˈni-shəl-
: the first appearance of a criminal defendant before a judge or usually a magistrate

called also arraignment on the warrant, initial presentment

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“Initial appearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/initial%20appearance. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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