One of the routine questions I am asked is" what is an arraignment ."  An arraignment  is that stage of the criminal proceedings where a defendant is called upon by name to enter a plea. It is at this stage of the case where the defendant is to provide notice to the defendant that a

An arraignment is the first formal procedure in the criminal courts in Tennessee. An arraignment is the procedure where the accused is brought before the court to plead to the criminal charge in the indictment or presentment.The defendant is made aware of the charge and enters a plea.

Now , the formal reading of the