What is an arraignment?

According to Black's Law Dictionary, an arraignment is a procedure where the accused is brought before the court to plead to the criminal charge against him in the indictment (written accusation) or information. 


For other legal terms, you may wish to refer to the glossary of legal terms used in the Washington State courts.

If this did not answer your question or if you have a suggestion, please E-Mail Washington Courts.  You will receive a response by e-mail.


RN ID 24   |    Published 04/28/2003 06:12 PM   |    Updated 10/20/2009 11:52 AM