When individuals are charged with a crime, they are arraigned for that Crime. A WAIVER OF ARRAIGNMENT LIMITS is the document used by the defendant to waive their right to arraignment. In essence, the WAIVER OF ARRAIGNMENT LIMITS is the document which states that the defendant understands the charges against them and that they will appear in court to face those charges.
In each jurisdiction, a waiver or arraignment limit may differ slightly in the information provided on the form. In addition, the manner in which the document must be signed and who must sign it may also differ. However, in most jurisdictions, a WAIVER OF ARRAIGNMENT LIMIT is used to avoid the necessity of wasting the court’s time with an arraignment process when defendants understand the charges against them.