Question: Can You Explain What An Arraignment Is In Georgia?

Answer: An arraignment is the first court date that you get and it’s usually written on your ticket. At the arraignment all they want to know is how you plead. Are you going to plead guilty or not guilty? We plead everybody, obviously, as not guilty, and that’s really all they want to know. It’s not a substantive court date. You do have to file your motions at or before arraignment, though. A lot of motions, but not all of them. That’s the important part to us of the arraignment process; it’s that we get our paperwork filed.

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