IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ARRAIGNMENT ORDER AND
STANDARD DISCOVERY REQUESTS
I. ARRAIGNMENT ORDER
[Defendant present] At ____________________, on the _____ day of _______________, 20___,
came the United States of America by _______________________________, Assistant United
States Attorney, and also came the defendant in person, and by court-appointed/retained counsel,
________________________, for the purpose of an arraignment.
After the Court interrogated the defendant and was satisfied that the defendant had received
a copy of the indictment, and had read and understood the contents thereof, and that his/her attorney
had explained the nature of the charges to him/her, the defendant entered a voluntary plea of NOT
GUILTY to the indictment.
[Defendant not present] At _________________, on the _____ day of _______________, 20___,
came the United States of America by ______________________________, Assistant United States
Attorney, and also came _________________________________, court-appointed/retained
counsel for the defendant, who had previously waived his/her right to be present at the arraignment,
which waiver was accepted. A NOT GUILTY plea to the indictment was entered for the defendant,
pursuant to the waiver.
IT IS ORDERED that this case be set for trial to a jury at ________ a.m. on the _____ day
of ___________________, 20__, in __________________________, before the Honorable
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if any courtroom technology is required for use at trial
or other proceeding, counsel shall notify the court’s technology staff. A certification that the court’s
technology staff has been notified shall be filed with the clerk no later than 5 business days before
the scheduled commencement of the trial or other proceeding.
Local Rules, SDWV, FORM 4 (Rev. 11/03)