Arraignment/First Hearing Forms for CCL #2
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grans every person the right to hear the charges filed against them. Considered the first formal step of the criminal court process, an arraignment is a pre-trial court hearing in which the defendant is formally charged. An Arraignment is a court proceeding at which a criminal defendant appears before a Judge and is formally advised of the charges against him/her, the penalty range they are facing for those charges, and to determine whether the defendant intends to 1) Hire an Attorney; 2) Apply for Court Appointed Counsel; or 3) Apply to Represent himself/herself.
Steps for Criminal Arraignment Process: