What is an arraignment?
At a misdemeanor arraignment, the defendant will be allowed to enter a plea to the offense charged. He may enter a plea of guilty, no contest or not guilty. If the defendant enters a plea of not guilty; the defendant is given an option to hire an attorney or request the court to appoint an attorney. The court may reschedule the case for a plea agreement docket to allow him the opportunity to discuss the case with his court appointed attorney. If the defendant enters a plea of guilty or no contest, he waives his right to counsel and is given the opportunity to speak to the prosecuting attorney regarding his case. The County Attorney does not speak to anyone prior to an arraignment. All conferring is conducted in the courtroom and only after the defendant has been arraigned by the Court and the defendant has signed a waiver of counsel.

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1. What kind of cases does a County Attorney handle?
2. What is an arraignment?
3. What happens at the Plea Agreement docket?
4. What does a trial consist of?