When you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the state of California, chances are you will be arrested and taken into custody. In addition, you will be charged under the California Vehicle Code §§ 23152 and 23153. You will also be given a court date on which you must appear before a Criminal Judge in a courthouse close to your arrest.
This court date is called the Arraignment. At the Arraignment, three things will happen.
1. The Judge will explain the charges against you and the maximum potential sentences that you may receive