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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

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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Waziri said the executives would be arraigned because 'it is within the law for every Nigerian to seek legal redress against perceived wrong but we want to counsel the Bench not to consider any frivolous interlocutory application from bank debtors at this particular point in time.'
Should an accused flees or goes into hiding, the trial could not go on if he or she was not arraigned.
Following the arguments, the tax court ordered that Corona be arraigned for violations of Section 255 and deferred proceedings for charges under Section 254 or attempt to avoid or defeat tax collection.
Despite the dismissal of the inhibition motion, lawyer Virgie Suarez, one of the lawyers of the Laude family, said they were happy with Jabalde's order to arraign Pemberton and start the trial.
Olongapo City prosecutors and Laude family lawyer, Harry Roque, on Thursday filed an omnibus motion asking Judge Roline GinezJabalde of the Olongapo Regional Trial Court Branch 74 to lift a suspension of the trial and arraign Pemberton immediately.
A senior principal administrative officer in the office of the DPP was on Thursday arraigned for stealing Sh7.9 million.
The court granted the prosecution panel's reiterative motion to arraign Masukat, which was filed after the Supreme Court denied his petition for review and a temporary restraining order on Jan.
The police on Wednesday arraigned two men, Hammed Abiodun, 22, and Wilson Ahior, 31, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates' Court in Ibadan for alleged unlawful possession of a locally made pistol.
Ampatuan was set to be arraigned on August 23, but it was rescheduled on Friday to give way for Shariff Saydona Mustapha's township anniversary celebration
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on Wednesday arraigned Babalele for allegedly laundering $140,000 during the general elections.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo admitted Babalele to bail for N20million with one surety in like sum after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him on Wednesday for allegedly laundering $140,000 during the 2019 general election.
Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor will be arraigned Friday before a Nairobi court over alleged irregular payment of Sh68 million to a law firm by the Nairobi County government when he was acting head of legal affairs.