(a) Upon the return ofan indictment or upon receipt of the records from the magistrate following abind-over, the defendant shall forthwith be arraigned in the districtcourt. 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 informationbefore the defendant is called upon to plead.
(b) If upon arraignmentthe defendant requests additional time in which to plead or otherwise respond,a reasonable time may be granted.
(c) Any defect orirregularity in or want or absence of any proceeding provided for by statute orthese rules prior to arraignment shall be specifically and expressly objectedto before a plea of guilty is entered or the same is waived.
(d) If a defendant hasbeen released on bail, or on the defendant?s own recognizance, prior toarraignment and thereafter fails to appear for arraignment or trial whenrequired to do so, a warrant of arrest may issue and bail may be forfeited.
Effective January 1,1989