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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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On Monday, the Sandiganbayan Third Division issued the arrest warrant against Padaca after she allegedly failed to attend the scheduled arraignment, one of several that were set.
The bottleneck in processing arraignments is apparently the result of not enough people available to the District Attorney's Office to complete arraignment paperwork in a ``smooth and timely manner,'' Parachini said.
The AP400 and APV200-IP are also being used in 62 locations--courtrooms and detention centers--of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada's court system with the goal of eliminating all pre-trial transportation of prisoners while expediting the arraignment process.
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Judge Oki notified the District Attorney's Office that all felony arraignments would stop at 4:30 p.
The Judicial VSX Collaboration System are also used for video arraignments, video-enabled courtroom presentations (such as expert witnesses and remote testimony), psychiatric evaluations and consultations, rehabilitative distance learning programs, warrants, meetings between inmates and legal counsel or government representatives, judicial consideration of appeals, visitations and parole board hearings.
Newton's and Raines' arraignments were postponed until June 8 to give them time to hire private attorneys.
The SuperStack 3 Switch 4400's ability to prioritize voice and video traffic also enabled the county to deliver latency-free video for its planned court arraignment videoconferences.
3 -- color -- ran in Conejo and Simi only) Shawn Brown, ex-husband of movie subject Erin Brockovich, sits in a Ventura County courtroom where his arraignment on blackmail charges was delayed Wednesday.
That would save having to ship 350 inmates to arraignments (a day),'' DeVusser said.
Arraignment of prisoners without transporting them to the courts