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arraignment

(ă-rān′mĕnt)
A procedure in which an accused person is brought before the court to plead to a criminal charge. A person may plead guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere (“no contest”). The judge then sets bail.
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And a third inmate, Chad Connors, 38, formerly of Avon, has also been charged with the murder and will be arraigned Friday in Clinton District Court, according to the district attorney's office.
Joan Kenney, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, said he would appear at Framingham District Court at 2pm today, where he will be arraigned on two charges of first-degree murder.
His alleged accomplice, Jamaican citizen John Lee Malvo, 17, was also arraigned as a material witness.
In September 1861, Aubuchon was arraigned by a military commission and accused of "Treason against the Government of the United States.
Estrada's co-defendants - son Jinggoy, whose term as mayor of Manila's San Juan district expired last month, and lawyer Edward Serapio - were also arraigned for plunder by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court.
Last week, another inmate, 27-year-old Allan Erazo, was arraigned on a charge of murder in Mr.
A Swedish man is scheduled to be arraigned today on nine criminal charges, including embezzlement, grand theft and DUI, in connection with the Feb.
Morris was arraigned Monday in Novi's 52-1 District Court on one count of Child Sexually Abusive Activity and one count of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, both 20-year felonies.
All three have been arraigned on fraud charges and face prison terms of up to 100 years.
Barletta was arraigned in District Court pending a July 12 court date.
Professor Wilkins, who strangely does not reject involvement with the UN, foresees that "if the drive to create the UN's International Criminal Court (ICC) succeeds, opposition to abortion may be criminalized on a global scale, and 'private actors' -- presumably including parents -- may be arraigned for violations of the UN-defined 'best interests' of children.
The individuals already arrested and arraigned include the former Deputy City Collector in Brooklyn, Basil Randolph Jones, who is also the owner of Aston-Jones Management of Brooklyn.