What Will Happen At The Arraignment?

Your arraignment is your first court appearance. It usually occurs within 30 days of your arrest. You will be formally informed of the charges against you and you will be asked to enter a plea of “not guilty,” “guilty,” or “no contest.” Except in rare circumstances, you should plead “not guilty.” If you do not say anything, a plea of “not guilty” will be entered upon your behalf. You will be informed of your right to an attorney, your right to remain silent, and whether you are eligible for a court-appointed attorney. You will also be given the date for your pre-trial conference. (Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Rules 4.1, 5.8, and 14.1.)

If you have been charged with a DUI or Drug related DUI, contact the Arizona criminal defense lawyers at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your criminal case.