Arraignment

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As defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, arraignment is "the occasion upon which a defendant against whom an accusatory instrument has been filed appears before the court in which the criminal action is pending for the purpose of having such court acquire and exercise control over his person with respect to such accusatory instrument and of setting the course of further proceedings in the action."[1]

References[edit]

  1. Criminal Procedure Law § 1.20 (9).