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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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Curiax Arraigner and Digital Arraignment are trademarks of Simtrol, Inc.
Digital Arraignment and Curiax Arraigner are trademarks of Simtrol, Inc.
Curiax and Curiax Arraigner are trademarks of Justice Digital Solutions, LLC.
The Curiax Arraigner product was developed and tested in conjunction with Polycom, which joins IBM and Mainline Information Systems, a major IBM Solutions provider, as JDS' partners in Curiax's national sales and marketing rollout.
Derived from the Latin phrase "amicus curiae", meaning "friend of the court", Curiax Arraigner customers will enjoy the same benefits experienced by Oakland County including: increased safety at courts, jails, and holding cells by virtually eliminating offender transport; demonstrable return on investment for counties by reducing costs of incarceration, transportation, and payroll costs; increased productivity by enabling law enforcement agencies to prepare booking documents online and create digital case files on a central server; and, allowing redeployment of officers to street duty to increase first responder capabilities.
Curiax Arraigner is a unified solution that tracks and records all prisoner case information--audio, video, documents, evidence, and electronic signatures into a digital case file that provides efficient processing from booking through arraignment and eliminates the inherent dangers associated with prisoner transport.