An arraignment is the first time you appear in Court to answer to the charge(s) against you. In most cases, the arraignment date and time is specified on the citation or Notice to Appear. At arraignment, you will inform the Court if you plan to have an attorney, or request a court appointed attorney. At your arraignment, the Court will handle a docket of many cases. You should plan to spend at least two hours at the Court. See more information regarding court procedures.