LOCAL CRIMINAL RULES FOR COURT OF
LIMITED JURISDICTION
(CrRLJ)

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 3.1

Right to and Assignment of Lawyer

(e) Unless a Notice of Appeal has been filed, an attorney appointed at public expense shall be deemed automatically withdrawn from representation thirty days following a final decision of the Court as defined in RALJ without need to file any document with the Court.

[Effective September 1, 1997]

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 3.2

Release of Accused

(m) Bail Schedule.  A bail schedule may be established by a majority vote of the judges.  The schedule may be revised from time to time in the interest of justice. A copy of the bail schedule shall be available in the Clerk's office.  The bail schedule shall be intended as a guideline, but shall not be construed as limiting the authority of the Court in individual cases to set bail in a different amount.

(n) Domestic Violence Cases.  A defendant arrested on a Domestic Violence offense shall be detained without bail until first appearance on the next judicial day.  Standard bail for Domestic Violence cases after arraignment shall be $1,000, but the court may reduce or increase the amount of bail in an individual case giving due consideration to the factors specified in CrRLJ 3.2.

(p) Return of Cash Bail.  The court may apply cash bail posted in the defendant's name to pay the defendant's fines, penalties and costs on the present case or on any past due obligations to the court.

[Effective September 1, 1997, Amended September 1, 2012]

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 4.1

Arraignment

(e) Deferred Prosecution. A Petition for Deferred Prosecution and Order Deferring Prosecution shall only be considered when presented on forms provided by the count.

1. Defendant must file a separate Petition for Deferred Prosecution and proposed Order Deferring Prosecution for each cause number on which Deferred Prosecution is sought.

2. Defendant must file reports and related materials, including, but not limited to, breath test printouts, blood test results, and abstracts of the defendant’s driving record at the time the Petition for Deferred Prosecution is filed. Defendant must file a copy for District Court Probation of the aforementioned documents for the Court file of each cause number. Defendant shall also provide copies of the Petition, proposed Order, evaluation and proposed treatment plan for review by the Prosecuting Authority.

[Effective September 1, 1997, Amended March 10, 1998, Amended September 1, 1998, Amended July 1, 1999, Amended September 1, 2012]

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 4.2

Pleas

(j) Forms. A written statement on plea of guilty shall be prepared by the defendant's lawyer on a form prescribed by the Court or as set forth in CrRLJ 4.2(g).

[Effective September 1, 1997]

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 4.11

Status Conferences

(d) Procedures.

(1) Those defendants wishing to enter guilty pleas at the time of the Status Conference will be provided by the Court with an appropriate written statement which shall be completed by the Defense Counsel, if any.  Such cases may be moved to the end of that day's Status Conference docket or to such other time as ordered by the Court and normally available for entry of guilty pleas.

[Effective September 1, 1997, Amended September 1, 2012]


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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 5.1.1

Trial by Jury

(3) Confirmation of Jury Trials.

(1) Any case set for jury trial at the status conference shall be set for jury trial on a date certain.  A confirmation hearing shall be set in the week prior to the jury trial date.  All parties, including the defendant, shall be present.  If the defendant fails to appear at the confirmation hearing, the jury trial shall be stricken and a warrant may be issued for the failure to appear.  At the confirmation hearing, the parties shall advise the court either that the case shall proceed to jury trial as scheduled or that some other disposition has been reached.

(2) Any case confirmed for jury trial not proceeding to jury trial shall be subject to such sanctions as deemed appropriate by the judge including but not limited to jury costs, witness fees and terms.

[Effective September 1, 1997, Amended January 1, 2002, Amended September 1, 2011]

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LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 8.2

Motions

(a) Notation for Hearing.  Motions may be noted on the Court's docket by filing of a written Note for Motion Docket.  Counsel shall indicate on the document whether the motion will require live testimony and the estimated time for disposition.

(b) Copies of Motions and Supporting Material. A party filing a motion other than a motion to continue shall also file at the same time a dearly identified working copy for the judge. The party shall also provide a clearly identified working copy for the judge of any supporting affidavits, sworn statements, or memorandum of authority on such motions.

[Effective September 1, 1997, Amended September 1, 1998, Amended September 1, 2012]

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