Arraignment

Arraignment

The arraignment is the first formal step in the Court process (with exceptions of course (show-cause hearings, grand jury proceedings, etc..). It is where the Court apprises the individual the nature of the charges being levied against them, any bail issues (such as revocation of bail; request by the prosecution for added cash bail, conditions of release, or the imposition of a “58A” hearing- to be held without bail for up to 120 days, among others…) and the next date of the case along with the nature of the proceeding the case is on for next. It is always important to get a qualified criminal attorney involved early enough in the process in order to be able to obtain a desirable  disposition, such as getting the case dismissed on court costs, or getting the prosecution to dismiss the case after a pre-trial probation without any admission of guilt. In rare situation, if contacted early enough and depending on the charges, our office has been able to get cases dismissed prior to arraignment. This keeps your record clean. Bristol County criminal defense lawyer Amit Singh has worked criminal cases from the other side. He has been involved in criminal investigations, prosecutions, and negotiations. If you are facing criminal charges in the Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, or Palmer areas, let him put the knowledge and skills he gained as a prosecutor to work for you. Please call (508) 342-5551 or contact us online, and let the Law Office of Amit Singh fight for you.