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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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Online access to documents and digital video recordings of arraignments conducted by video is expected to be available for three to five years before additional storage is required.
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Polycom's ARENA program is focused on creating unique solutions such as Simtrol's Curiax Arraigner[TM] digital arraignment software that address application needs in growing market segments like telejustice," said Mark Roberts, Vice President, Polycom ARENA program.
The bottleneck in processing arraignments is apparently the result of not enough people available to the District Attorney's Office to complete arraignment paperwork in a ``smooth and timely manner,'' Parachini said.
Richard Mays, Chief Technology Officer for VSI, said, "VSI has had considerable success selling its Omega systems into video arraignment applications, and we feel confident that these new products will provide attractive solutions for the arraignment market.
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Here, judges, prosecutors, correction officials and defense attorneys are clearing legal logjams with Bell Atlantic's innovative Video Arraignment system.
The judges have resisted opening another court, insisting that detectives and prosecutors investigate and review cases faster so all arraignments can be done in a day.
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The Judicial VSX Collaboration System are also used for video arraignments, video-enabled courtroom presentations (such as expert witnesses and remote testimony), psychiatric evaluations and consultations, rehabilitative distance learning programs, warrants, meetings between inmates and legal counsel or government representatives, judicial consideration of appeals, visitations and parole board hearings.