If you've been diagnosed with a medical condition such as compulsive masturbation, you know how disruptive the symptoms can be. Having this condition means that you may engage in masturbatory acts without first ensuring that you're in a private area of your home. While medical attention, often in the form of medication and therapy, can be helpful as you fight your way through this condition, you must also be aware that it could leave you facing legal issues.
Shortly after you're arrested or charged with a specific crime, you have your first appearance in front of a judge for something called an arraignment. The arraignment is in place for you to formally enter your plea and receive judgment based on the plea you enter. At the arraignment, you also negotiate your release from custody so that you can continue to work, care for dependents, and go about your normal business in the months leading up to further court appearances.