One of the most vaguely understood events in the United States is the modern criminal trial

One of the most vaguely understood events in the United States is the modern criminal trial. Most people have a faint knowledge of the goings-on of criminal proceedings, mainly due to what is seen on television, but the person who knows the real course of a trail is rare. Before a trial can proceed, certain events must take place. The first is the arraignment of the defendant, which can happen anytime between arrest and a logical, non-specific time before the trial itself. Arraignment consists of the court reading to the defendant the substance of the charge and calls on the subject to enter a plea within a given time. Not only is the arraignment process a process in a criminal trial that most people do not know much about, but it is also a process that society segregates the offender.