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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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Two more - Harun Mutuma,Godfrey Mwenda - are expected to be arraigned for crimes related to the census.
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Farida Waziri, has disclosed that detained bank executives would be arraigned soon.
Leila de Lima was finally arraigned on Friday for one of the three drug cases filed against her in the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) after 17 months in detention.
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." This is not at all far-fetched.
Once the driver who is admitted alongside passengers is discharged he will be arraigned, he said.
Since he was already arraigned for Section 255 which is Tax Evasion, there is no more need for the filing of additional information for 254, Atty.
Chibole said the MCA will be arraigned in a Kakamega court tomorrow.
Balisi said if the former Chief Justice was arraigned, his appeal would become moot and academic.
Corona's lawyers filed an urgent motion insisting that Corona should be arraigned only for violating Section 255, or failure to file income tax returns.
70 of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Jabalde said she did not arraign Pemberton "pending the filing for petition with the DOJ, which is sanctioned by the rules of DOJ where the prosecutors belong."
OLONGAPO CITY -- A court here has been asked to immediately arraign US Marine Pfc.
It was after this that the DPP directed the DCI to arraign Osoro for abuse of office and stealing by a person employed by the Public Service.