The first court date after the
charge is indicted or filed by "information" is called
"arraignment". This is the appearance date given to
the accused when he posts bail.
Arraignment serves several
1) to formally identify you as
the person charged;
2) to determine how you plea to
3) to identify your attorney,
or, if you are unable to afford an attorney, to appoint an
attorney to assist you in your defense; and
4) to advise the accused of
pretrial and/or trial settings.
Some courts allow the accused
to file a waiver of this proceeding through his attorney.
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are for people 21 years or older, do not involve enhancements,
are not exclusive, and are limited to Texas.
**This page is for
informational purposes ONLY and must not be relied upon as legal
advice because it is NOT a substitute for the advice of a qualified
attorney, nor does it establish an attorney-client
Not certified by the Texas
Board of Legal Specialization.