Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The process in criminal law by which the accused’s name is called, the charge is read, and the accused pleads either guilty or not guilty. If the offence is one that gives the accused a choice, the accused will elect at the arraignment to be tried by a judge alone or with a jury in a higher court, or by a judge in a lower court.

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