My son went to an arraignment for aggravated DWI today and the judge forgot to ask him for a plea. Is this an issue for him, or for the courts, or does it not matter at all. We don't talk to his lawyer for two weeks.
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Sometimes the Judge will enter a not guilty plea for the defendant and set the matter for a pre-trial conference or a trial. If the Judge accepted a guilty plea at initial arraignment then the Defendant is sentenced and this could mean immediate remand to jail.