What occurs at an arraignment?
Arraignments are held in Superior Court. At the arraignment, the Court will enter a “Not Guilty” plea on your behalf and will ensure that you have an attorney representing you on your case. If the Court determines that you cannot afford to hire an attorney, one will be appointed to assist you and you will receive instructions on how to contact your assigned attorney. The Court will also assign your case to a judge and set your upcoming court dates.

The next court date is an Initial Pretrial Conference.

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1. What do I need to remember about court hearings?
2. What is an initial appearance?
3. What happens at a preliminary hearing?
4. Does a preliminary hearing still occur if I received an indictment?
5. What occurs at an arraignment?
6. What do I need to know about plea agreements?
7. How many different kinds of pretrial hearings are there?
8. I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the trial after all these hearings. What happens at a trial?
9. How does sentencing occur, and when?
10. Can I appeal a decision on my case?