Court arraignment is the first step at the Court of Common Pleas after the case has been held or waived to court by the Magisterial District Judge's office. This date is set at the magisterial district judge level. All parties receive notice of court arraignment date before leaving the district judge preliminary hearing.
Court Arraignment is held every Wednesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Defendants who are incarcerated on their schedule arraignment date are arraigned by mail and are not transported from the County Prison to the Courthouse for Arraignment.
If the court administrator’s receives a completed waiver of arraignment form before the scheduled arraignment date, the defendant and attorney do not have to appear for an arraignment.
Waiver of arraignment forms are available by calling the court administrator’s office.