arraignment


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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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including arraignment, pre-trial, bail hearing, trial proper and promulgation of judgment
Judge Sells maintained his decision by saying, "I have determined that any expanded media coverage of the arraignment on May 24, 2019, would interfere with the rights of the parties to a fair trial and would create adverse effects greater than those caused by traditional media coverage.
Tovmasian briefly alleges that he was late on the days of his arraignment and his motion because of child-care responsibilities.
The prosecution reminded the court that Paulate's arraignment has already been rescheduled three times, and the only way he could have deferred the arraignment properly is to secure to temporary restraining order - which he has failed to do.
"It is incumbent upon this court to hold in abeyance the scheduled arraignment. Otherwise, such an act would be tantamount to this court pre-empting the Supreme Court and arrogating unto herself the authority to have a final say on the jurisprudential effect of the Supreme Court's Decision," she said.
Cryer, did not have the authority to make such an appointment prior to arraignment. Mr.
Perry's attorney, David Botsford, is expected to appear at the arraignment on Perry's behalf because the governor will be out of the state on Friday, attending the New Hampshire Republican State Committee for two days of events.
The American professional basketball player was pulled over by police for driving erratically on the freeway and his arraignment was scheduled for Thursday, but his lawyer, who previously represented Amanda Bynes, entered the plea on his behalf and managed to bring the hearing forward.
In adjourning the arraignment until a date to be fixed, Judge Kerr told the lawyer he would allow him a week to lodge any argument.
Dates of her trial will be scheduled after the arraignment.
Despite the arraignment, police say that the murder investigation is still open as they continue the search for additional suspects.
Transportation is traditionally at the center of the process, with police officers having to travel to other jurisdictions to get an arrest warrant, transport the prisoner to the appropriate courthouse to get an arraignment, and generally use valuable time on work that does little to enhance crime prevention or crime solving.