At your arraignment hearing
- Follow court etiquette
- When your name is called, walk up to the judge's bench.
- When the judge asks you a question, answer only the question asked, as directly as possible.
- You may plead guilty, not guilty, or request a continuance.
- Write down your next court date.
If you plead guilty
- The judge decides the penalty.
If you plead not guilty
- The court may hold trial that day or continue it to a later date.