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Criminal Setting Requests and Procedures

Arraignments are usually set by the Court Coordinator soon after an indictment or information has been filed. If you wish to expedite arraignment, please contact the Court Coordinator. 

In most instances, at the arraignment setting, cases will be given a status date approximately 30-days out. At the status setting, cases will receive a Motions date, a Pretrial date and a Jury Trial date. 

For additional settings in  a criminal matter, please provide the following information to the Court Coordinator, in writing, with a copy to the District Attorney. You may fax your request, mail your request, or provide it by email.

      Type of Setting Requested:  Identify this as succinctly as possible with enough information to advise the Court and the State of the nature of the setting.

     Requested Date of Setting:  See the Court’s calendar on this web site for available dates. If the date you need is not on the calendar, contact the Court Coordinator. In most situations, criminal motions will be heard at the scheduled Ancillary docket call, unless otherwise noted by the Court Coordinator.

      Estimated Amount of Court Time Required:  Be generous.

Sign your request with the standard pleadings signature block of the requesting attorney so that we will have name, address, phone numbers and email addresses at hand. A standard form certificate of service will be used for opposing counsel.

Your matter will not automatically be set on the date requested. You will be contacted directly by the Court Coordinator to confirm the date and time of your hearing. In setting your matter, please extend common courtesies to all counsel and pro se parties regarding the dates requested and time expected before the Court.

Once a setting has been confirmed by the Court Coordinator, the requesting attorney is responsible for notifying opposing counsel, parties and the District Clerk to insure that all necessary persons appear.