Arraignment is the first court procedure in every criminal matter. A plea is entered by the defendant (guilty, not guilty, or stand mute) and a bond is set. The purpose of the bond is to insure that the defendant will appear in court on the designated court dates.
Attorneys are appointed for defendants who cannot afford to hire representation on their own. Repayment to the County for court appointed counsel may be required as part of the sentence/probation. All defendants will be represented by an attorney at their Arraignment.
42-2 District Court Criminal Division email email@example.com
42-2 District Court Criminal Division phone 586-725-9500, option 3.