What happens at an arraignment?
This is the first appearance for the person who is charged with a crime, the defendant. At this time the judge explains what the charges are and what rights the defendant has.

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1. What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
2. What is the penalty for a misdemeanor?
3. How can I contact the prosecutor assigned to my case?
4. How can I get restitution for my loss?
5. Do I have to testify at a trial if I don't want to?
6. What happens at an arraignment?
7. If I am charged with a crime, how can I get an attorney if I can't afford to hire one?
8. What if I can't pay my entire fine at once?