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FAQ - Criminal Charges or Complaints in Court

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What happens at the arraignment?

The process may vary depending on the court. The judge usually sets bail and informs the defendant, the person charged with a crime, of the charges, available rights, consequences of a conviction, and the importance of appearing for scheduled hearings. The defendant enters an initial plea at arraignment, too, typically “guilty” or “not guilty.”