The initial court appearance for a petty misdemeanor or misdemeanor charge is called an arraignment hearing.
At the arraignment hearing, the defendant:
The initial court appearance for a gross misdemeanor or felony charge is called an initial appearance, first appearance, or Rule 5 Hearing.
At the First Appearance, the defendant:
However, no plea is taken from the defendant.
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