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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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They also protested against the fact that he was arraigned before a Kajiado court yet the judge had earlier ordered that he be presented before him.
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.
Before he is arraigned, Entwistle is expected to be processed at the police station in Hopkinton, where he will be photographed and have his fingerprints taken.
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.
All three were immediately arraigned at the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building (Division 30).
Recall that the defendants were first arraigned in November 2016 on 30 charges, the EFCC arraigned both defendants after it amended the former charges.
Kwale County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo said the two would be arraigned in court in connection with their father's murder.
As a precondition for permission to go to Israel from May 15 to 29, Binay would have to be conditionally arraigned on Wednesday under the usual terms imposed on defendants traveling abroad.
CLINTON -- A second prisoner was arraigned Monday on a murder charge in the beating death of a 72-year-old inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on the Lancaster-Shirley line, and a third inmate also has been charged with murder.
A Swedish man is scheduled to be arraigned today on nine criminal charges, including embezzlement, grand theft and DUI, in connection with the Feb.