What happens at an Arraignment (initial) in Oklahoma?
If the Defendant bonded out according to a set schedule without appearing before a judge, this will be the initial court appearance where the judge will read the charges against you, you enter a plea, and the Judge advises you of the next court date. If you bonded out of jail before arraignment, your bond will generally stay the same unless additional charges are filed, or if you have a prior felony conviction.
It is important to note that during a criminal proceeding in Oklahoma there are generally two arraignments 1: the initial arraignment where the judge reads the charges to you for the first time and you enter a plea to the charges; and 2: the district court arraignment where the same occurs again, but later in the process after a Preliminary Hearing.
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