What is an Arraignment?

Many of our clients and their families have never been involved in a criminal case other than a traffic matter.  Therefore, it is understandable that the thought of an arraignment to them means the arresting officer will be present and that our office must be ready to cross-examine him or her because there is a trial.  In a misdemeanor or felony case, the arraignment is very different.  Click on the attached article to read about an arraignment –


What Happens at an Arraignment?

Many people confuse an arraignment on a misdemeanor or a felony with a traffic court case, where the court may make a ruling an impose punishment on the very first court appearance.  Other clients expect an arraignment to proceed like what they may have seen on Judge Judy or People’s Court on television.  Click on the attached article to clarify what an arraignment is, its purpose and how to approach this hearing: http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1852433.html