If the defendant appears at the arraignment without counsel, the court must inform
the defendant of his right to counsel, must accord the defendant opportunity to exercise
that right, and must take any action necessary to effectuate the right. If the defendant does not file a written request for arraignment, the court, in
addition to entering a plea of not guilty on behalf of the defendant, shall also verify
that the defendant is aware of the right to counsel, that the defendant has been given
the opportunity to exercise that right, and must take any action necessary to effectuate
that right on behalf of the defendant.
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