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Arrest and Arraignment in Harris County

May 27, 2015

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to hear the charges against you and obtain a speedy trial. To ensure your Sixth Amendment rights are not violated, courts offer an arraignment shortly after an arrest. During an arraignment, you will formally hear the charges against you and be asked to plead guilty or not guilty. If you or a loved one are arrested for a crime, you’ll likely go through the arraignment process, which is why it is important to know how it works in the Houston, Texas area.