Re: Charges on Arrest Date Differ from Charges on Arraignment Date - Why
I can only guess but that would be that upon review of the case, the prosecutor disagreed with the charges initially listed and since amended the charges to what s/he felt was more appropriate.
A) why am I not being charged with the original charges and the new charges instead?
yes but if you really like the original charges, you can ask the prosecutor to reinstate those charges in addition to the current charges.
How much of a defense is "black out"?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.