Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 26.02 – Purpose of Arraignment
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Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 26.02
- Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
An arraignment takes place for the purpose of fixing his identity and hearing his plea.