What Happens After Arraignment?


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An arraignment is the first step in the criminal proceeding in which the defendant is officially charged with a crime. He is furnished with a copy of the complaint and is educated about his constitutional rights like the right to have a jury trail, the right to plead 'non guilty' etc. In an arraignment, the criminal complaint is formally read in the presence of a defendant. You can also call the 'arraignment' as your first court date.

In a reply to the arraignment, the accused is expected to tender a plea of 'guilty' or 'non guilty.' If the defendant pleads as 'guilty,' the court assesses the crime, the mitigating factors, and the character of the defendant and then passes the sentence. You can also for bail during this period. If the defendant pleads 'non-guilty,' a date in a span of two to six weeks is set by the court for a preliminary hearing. During this time, the defendant's attorney can negotiate for the settlement of the case.
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You answered the question, but please use a proof-reader next time. There are some grammatical errors, especially in the second paragraph, that make this confusing to read. thank you!
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Can the state of nevada take a year and a half to set my court date after my arraignment while I'm out on bail

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