Conduct of arraignment.
1. Arraignment shall be conducted in open court and shall consist of reading the indictment or information to the defendant or stating to him the substance of the charge and calling on him to plead thereto. He shall be given a copy of the indictment or information before he is called upon to plead.
2. In justice’s court, before the trial commences, the complaint must be distinctly read to the defendant before he is called upon to plead.
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