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arraign

v. to bring a criminal defendant before the court at which time the charges are presented to him/her, the opportunity to enter a plea (or ask for a continuance to plead) is given, a determination of whether the party has a lawyer is made (or whether a lawyer needs to be appointed), if necessary setting the amount of bail, and future appearances are scheduled. (See: appearance, arraignment)

arraign

verb accusare, accuse, accuse of wrong, blame, brand, brand with reproach, bring accusation, bring before a court, bring to trial, bring up for investigation, bring up on charges, call before a court, call to account, charge, cite, complain against, criminate, denounce, denunciate, formally accuse, formally charge, formally criminate, formally incriminate, implicate, incriminate, postulare, prefer charges, prosecute
See also: accuse, blame, charge, complain, denounce, prosecute

arraign

in English and American legal process, to call the accused to the bar of the court to answer an indictment. The hearing is called an arraignment.
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She said that she never ignored Sandiganbayan whenever it required her attendance in the arraignment, which was supposed to be over last year.
to find grounds - such as parole holds - to keep 31 of the suspects beyond the normal 48- hour deadline set by law to either arraign or release them, 30 suspects were set free and didn't return for arraignment the next day.
Simtrol's Curiax Arraigner digital arraignment software leverages Polycom's market leading videoconferencing platform to provide a distinct offering to the government marketplace.
This equates to a total market size of approximately $3 billion for digital arraignment products, of which $1 billion is software.
Parachini said there is no statutory requirement that those suspects who were released could not have been kept in custody and returned the next morning for arraignment.
Eliminating the need to transport prisoners for arraignment saves money and increases public safety.
By conducting arraignments using videoconferencing, more than a typical day's worth of cases can be completed in about two hours.
The arraignments for a Lake Los Angeles couple accused of starving their severely handicapped 15-year-old daughter to death were postponed Monday until next month to allow them time to hire private lawyers.
When it came time for trial Monday, attorney John Martin requested that the charges be dismissed because denying Zepeda the right to have an attorney stand in for him at previous arraignments constituted the denial of a right to a speedy trial.
The temporary transformation was arranged to accommodate arraignments for more than 40 men and women arrested during ``Project Men in Black,'' an undercover sting operation that targeted burglars and car thieves.
Jesse Alvarado, 19, and Jorge Cabrera, 24, were booked on suspicion of making terrorist threats at the Valencia Boulevard courthouse during the arraignments of gang member suspects Alberto Juarez and Raul Ballesteros, both 18, deputies said.
I was concerned that it might be a little bit impersonal,'' said Klopfer, the only judge in the county conducting video arraignments.