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Rule 10. Arraignment.

(a) Upon the return of an indictment or upon receipt of therecords from the magistrate following a bind-over, the defendant shall forthwith be arraigned in the district court.Arraignment shall be conducted in open court and shallconsist of reading the indictment or information to the defendant or stating thesubstance of the charge and calling on the defendant to plead thereto. Thedefendant shall be given a copy of the indictment orinformation before the defendant is called upon to plead.

(b) If upon arraignment the defendant requests additional time inwhich to plead or otherwise respond, a reasonable time may begranted.

(c) Any defect or irregularity in or want or absence of any proceedingprovided for by statute or these rules prior to arraignment shall bespecifically and expressly objected to before a plea of guilty is entered orthe same is waived.

(d) If a defendant has been released onbail, or on the defendant?s own recognizance, prior to arraignment andthereafter fails to appear for arraignment or trial when required to do so, awarrant of arrest may issue and bail may be forfeited.