What is arraignment? When and where does it happen?

Arraignment is the first court appearance a defendant must attend in a criminal case. It is an opportunity for the defendant to plead guilty or not guilty; most individuals plead not guilty and are assigned a defense attorney or decide to retain their own.

Arraignments happen at 1:30 PM every day at the courthouse located at 316 Main St. The judge overseeing arraignments varies day by day, but you may check in at the courts to find out which court room arraignments are being held in on the day you are attending.

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