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noun as in accusation

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She said about a dozen of those courtrooms are now open for in-person proceedings, including arraignments, mental health and drug treatment hearings and other routine matters.

The arraignment of Jasmine Hartin, 38, comes three days after she was initially detained—after being found spattered with blood on a dock where she and Superintendent Henry Jemmott had been socializing alone after curfew.

By comparing defendants assigned to more-lenient versus less-lenient prosecutors, we’re able to measure the effect of nonprosecution—that is, having your case dismissed at the initial arraignment hearing.

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In 2014, a different judge came to a different conclusion and set a new arraignment date, allowing criminal proceedings to resume.

“San Diego is one of three still operating under emergency orders issued by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye which allows arraignments to occur as many as seven business days after someone is arrested and booked into jail,” Moran reports.

His attorney says he will be pleading not guilty at his arraignment in December.

The defendant was led off pending arraignment on an indictment, to which he is expected to plead not guilty.

The arraignment ended with us being everything we truly are and nothing we are really not.

The arraignment concluded as usual, with the exception of the judge inquiring about classified material.

The arraignment of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was just another hearing in Manhattan federal court.

Under the force of this triple arraignment the outlaw leader dropped to his seat, staggered and silenced.

A tide of dull color had risen to Miss Reids face as she listened to Portias blunt arraignment.

And his face was white, his eyes burning, when at night he leaned forward to fling forth to his hearers his final arraignment.

The record of persecution during the first five years of the Kulturkampf is an appalling arraignment of its perpetrators.

Part of his arraignment was that not a decade had passed that the North had not persecuted the South on account of her slaves.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to arraignment, such as: indictment, charge, citation, denunciation, impeachment, and prosecution.

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