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Arraignment : The Process

An arraignmentis the first stage in the California Criminal Court process. The arraignment hearing follows the arrest and is where the court will advise you of all your Constitutional rights; the court will state the specific charges that have been filed against you; you will have an opportunity to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest; and the court will set, modify, reinstate, or clear your bail.

There should not be any unreasonable delay between your arrest and your arraignment. this is an issue that we as your criminal attorney will look into and see if there was any unreasonable delay which if there was may be a violation of false imprisonment law. There is a general 48 rule.

If you are facing felony charges, you will likely be required to appear before the judge and if you are facing a misdemeanor charge, we will appear on your behalf as your criminal defense lawyer.

During this time, the judge will inform you of all your Constitutional rights such as the right against self incrimination, the right to a speedy trial, the right to a trial by jury, the right to produce and confront witnesses. The arraignment is also the time you will have an opportunity to enter your plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Another option may be a Deferred Entry of Judgment or Diversion which is a type of diversion program that gives you certain terms and conditions to complete and once completed, your charges will be dismissed.

At the Hedding Law Firm, we we will sit down with you, discuss all the details of your case, and advise you on the wisest route to take.

Contact us to set up a free case evaluation and we will take up our position as your advocate and do everything we can to get you the best possible results.

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