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Rule 1.4. Attendance

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Yuma Municipal Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Yuma Municipal Court (Refs & Annos)
Rule 1. Criminal Cases
178 A.R.S. Mun. Ct.Local Prac. and Proc.Rules, Yuma, Rule 1.4
Rule 1.4. Attendance
A. Attendance is mandatory upon the defendant, his counsel, if any, and the prosecutor at the pre-trial conference. The defendant need not attend the PTC in those instances where defendant's counsel avows to have been in contact with the defendant regarding the action, and that, as a result of such contact, counsel is reasonably certain that defendant will be in attendance at any further proceeding.
B. The sanctions set forth in Rule 33 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure may be implemented by the court for failure to appear as required by subsection A of this rule.
C. Failure of the defendant to appear in person also may result in any or all of the following:
1. vacating any previous trial setting;
2. forfeiture of bond;
3. issuance of a warrant for defendant's arrest and appearance before the court for further proceedings, including the giving of appropriate bail to secure attendance when required; and
4. such other actions as the court finds necessary in the interests of justice.
D. The defendant need not appear if, before the PTC, he or she has executed a plea agreement pursuant to the provisions of Rule 17.4(b) of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the same is presented to the court at the PTC.

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Added Aug. 28, 2013, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
178 A. R. S. Mun. Ct. Local Prac. and Proc. Rules, Yuma, Rule 1.4, AZ ST YUMA MUN CT Rule 1.4
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 1, 2024.
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