Local Juvenile Court Rule 7.6 ARRAIGNMENT AND PLEAS (A) Generally. Unless waived pursuant to these rules, an arraignment hearing shall be held no later than twenty-one (21) days after the information is filed. Attendance by the alleged juvenile offender is mandatory. At arraignment, the juvenile shall be arraigned on the charges set forth in the information. If a juvenile is detained, his/her arraignment hearing shall be held no later than fourteen (14) days after the information is filed. (B) Procedure. 1. The juvenile and his/her counsel shall review, prepare and complete the following forms and present them to the court at the hearing: a. Juvenile's Acknowledgement of Advisement of Rights; and b. Juvenile's Notice/Advisement of Records. 2. At arraignment, the court shall: a. Appoint or confirm assignment of counsel; b. Confirm the juvenile is aware of his/her rights; and the record provisions of RCW 13.50; c. Take a plea from the juvenile of either guilty, not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity; d. Determine if discovery has been given; and e. Set the next appropriate court date. 3. Group Arraignments. The court may advise juvenile respondents of their rights and explain the record provisions of RCW 13.50 in a group proceeding. All other portions of the arraignment shall be accomplished individually. (C) Name and Date of Birth. The juvenile respondent shall be asked his/her true name and date of birth. If the juvenile alleges that his/her true name and/or date of birth is other than indicated on the information, it shall be entered in the Minutes of the court and subsequent proceedings shall be had against the respondent by the indicated name and date of birth. (D) Reading. The information shall be read to the juvenile respondent, unless the reading is waived, and a copy shall be provided to the respondent and his/her counsel. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988]
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