§ 33.036  ARRAIGNMENT; PLEADING.
   (A)   Upon making his or her appearance before the Court, the defendant shall be arraigned. The Judge or the City Attorney shall read the complaint to the defendant, inform him or her of his or her legal rights or the consequences of conviction and ask him or her whether he or she pleads guilty or not guilty.
   (B)   If the defendant pleads guilty, the Court may proceed to judgment and sentence or may continue the matter for subsequent disposition.  If the plea is not guilty, the Court may proceed to try the case, or may set it for hearing at a later date.
(Prior Code, § 7-115)