Meaning of ARRAIGNMENT in English

ARRAIGNMENT

In USA criminal law, the formal appearance of an accused person to hear, and to receive a copy of, the charge against him or her, in the presence of a judge, and to then enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. The arraignment is the final preparatory step before the criminal trial.

Duhaime's Law English dictionary.      Английский юридический словарь Duhaime .