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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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Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo of Muntinlupa RTC Branch 206 also reset the arraignment after she denied the defense's motion for reconsideration against the amended information, prompting the De Lima camp to file a motion to quash.
In conclusion, we find that the [Judge de Leon] did not exercise grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction in conducting the arraignment of the private respondents, in denying the petitioner's motion for hold departure and motion to inhibit, stated the decision written by Justice Isaias Dicdican.
In its appeal, the PDIC argued that it was not duly notified that the RTC had issued an order setting the arraignment of Araneta, thus, it was not able to move for its suspension.
Quinones' arraignment that the murder suspects "ambushed" Mr.
In addition, offenders housed in the county jail over the weekend for Monday arraignments no longer have to be transported for arraignment.
Video arraignments bypass these security issues and related costs.
With arraignments via video-conferencing, more than a typical day's worth of cases can be completed in about two hours.
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.
MANILA -- Commission on Elections commissioner Grace Padaca defended her non-appearance in her arraignment for graft and malversation at the Sandiganbayan last week, saying she did so on the advice of her lawyers.