(a)Upon the return of an indictment or upon receipt of the records from themagistrate following a bind-over, the defendant shall forthwith be arraigned inthe district court. Arraignment shall be conducted in open court and shall consistof 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 or information before thedefendant is called upon to plead.
(b)If upon arraignment the defendant requests additional time in which to plead orotherwise respond, a reasonable time may be granted.
(c)Any defect or irregularity in or want or absence of any proceeding provided forby statute or these rules prior to arraignment shall be specifically andexpressly objected to before a plea of guilty is entered or the same is waived.
(d)If a defendant has been released pretrial, prior to arraignment and thereafterfails to appear for arraignment or trial when required to do so, a warrant ofarrest may issue and any monetary bail may be forfeited.
EffectiveOctober 1, 2020