What is an arraignment?
An arraignment is generally your first appearance in court on the citation or charge. The judge will inform you of the charge and explain it. Next it will be confirmed that you understand your constitutional rights as explained at the beginning of the court session, and finally the maximum penalties, if any, will be stated. No testimony is taken or evidence presented at the arraignment.

Please note: If this is a first appearance on a charge of driving under the influence or assault fourth degree domestic violence, you may not waive arraignment or have an attorney appear on your behalf without your presence. You will be informed of your right to counsel and be given instruction on how to apply for the public defender.

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1. I have a case in collection, what do I do?
2. Who do I contact about compliance monitoring?
3. What if I have more than one ticket?
4. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
5. What is an arraignment?
6. What are my constitutional rights?
7. Should I talk to a lawyer before entering a plea?
8. How do I obtain a lawyer if I cannot afford one?
9. What happens if I plead guilty?
10. What happens if I plead not guilty?
11. How do I obtain a continuance?
12. What happens if I am sentenced to jail?
13. What must I do if I can't pay my entire fine today?
14. What happens if I fail to appear in court?
15. What if my mailing address has changed?