CRIMINAL CASE ADMINISTRATION

 

SUPERIOR COURT - MAIN CAMPUS

 

Judge Judicial Assistant Rm. # Phone #
Anne Hirsch Kristal Rowland 102 360.709.3052
 James Dixon Kristal Rowland 101 360.709.3052

CRIMINAL CALENDARS

Trial Setting and Schedule Changes Effective February 3, 2014

Suppression Hearing (3.5/3.6): Monday 9:00 am

   At these hearings, testimony may or may not be taken

   Briefs should be filed and bench copies provided to Judicial Assistant prior to

     hearing

   Only one long hearing or two shorter hearings can actually go

   Other lengthy motions that can be heard on this calendar (ie: Knapstad motions)

   These can be scheduled as part of a scheduling order, Consolidated Omnibus Order,

     or other order setting hearing

   Add-ons (after 5pm 5 business days before hearing) require court approval.

   Must be confirmed to Judicial Assistant by the prior Wednesday (including

     estimated length and number of witnesses)

 

 Pretrial In-Custody Calendar: Monday 10:30 am

   In custody defendants appear only by video.  Their counsel must go to the jail and

     make arrangements with jail staff for a video appearance by 10:45 am

   Address motions for trial continuance, withdrawal, etc. on the record

   Agreed orders are signed:

     Continuance of pretrial

     Consolidated Omnibus Orders

     Orders setting change of plea hearing

   Other motions may be considered (substitution of counsel, for example)

   Add-ons (after 5PM 5 business days before hearing) allowed without approval only

     if defendant's custody status changes

 

 Evidentiary Hearings: Monday 1:30 pm

   Generally, testimony is taken and findings of fact are made by the court

   Briefs should be filed and bench copies provided to Judicial Assistant prior to

     hearing

   Only one long hearing or two shorter hearings can actually go

   Hearings include: Sell hearings, child hearsay, contested noncompliance, contested

     diversion revocation, contested restitution hearing, etc.

   Judicial Assistant schedules hearings.  Any add-ons (after 5pm 5 business days

     before hearing) require Judge approval

   Must be confirmed to Judicial Assistant by the prior Wednesday (including

     estimated length and number of witnesses)

 

 Change of Plea Calendar: Every Weekday 1:30 pm

   Also includes sentencing, entry into diversion, diversion revocations and stipulated

     facts bench trials

   Limits:     Monday: 6     Tuesday-Friday: 9

   No approval required in order to set on a change of plea calendar

   After 5pm 5 business days before the hearing is scheduled, the matter is an add-on

   Add-ons require approval by a Judicial Assistant

   Judge approval required after Close of Business 2 business days before hearing

 

 Preliminary Appearances: Tuesday-Friday 3:30 pm, Monday 3:00 pm

   Probable cause findings

   Bail/Conditions of Release set

   Extradition

   Matters set on this calendar are determined by the Prosecutor's Office and jail staff

   No additional cases or motions may be noted on this calendar

   The parties may request that the court consider a motion on this calendar on a case

     that is scheduled to be before the court.

 

 Treatment Review Calendar: Tuesday 8:45 am

   Set by the court at sentencing

   Defendants are not represented by counsel, as no sanction is imposed at these

     hearings

   Hearings are continued to monitor treatment compliance or set on the

     Noncompliance Calendar (Friday 8:30 am)

 

 Drug Court: Tuesday 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and Friday 2:30 pm

   Drug Court Reviews set at time of contract signing and may be modified by request

   Orientations set by court order (Should not be within 5 days of order setting

     hearing)

   Add-ons should be limited to sanction hearings set by Drug Court staff and warrant

     returns set by court order at Preliminary Appearances

 

 Arraignment Calendar: Tuesday 10:00 am

   Arraignments set by prosecutor, no approval required for add-ons

   May also include attorney status hearings

 

 Status Hearings: Wednesday 9:00 am

   Confirm for trial the following week

   Continuance requests

   May address motions for counsel to withdraw or new counsel

   If defendant fails to appear, may authorize the issuance of a bench warrant

   Add-ons limited to cases set for trial that week that did not start

 

 Pretrial Out-of-Custody: Wednesday 10:30 am

   Address motions for trial continuance, withdrawal, etc. on the record

   Agreed orders are signed:

     Continuance of pretrial

     Consolidated Omnibus Orders

     Orders setting change of plea hearing

   Other motions may be considered (substitution of counsel, for example)

   Add-ons (after 5PM 5 business days before hearing) allowed without approval only

     if defendant's custody status changes

 

 Miscellaneous Motions Calendar: Thursday 9:00 am

   Types of motions:

     Vacate conviction

     Rescission/Modification of no contact order

     Modification of Judgment and Sentence

     Modify conditions of Release/Bail (work release, EHM, furlough, etc.)

     Withdrawal/new counsel

     Diversion review

     Restitution (agreed orders)

     Forfeit bail

     Enter pretrial diversion plan

     Continuance/modify dates

     Extension of time to begin sentence/WR/EHM

     Any miscellaneous criminal motion

 

   Motions should be in writing and bench copies provided to Judicial Assistant

   Motions brought by a represented defendant, not their attorney, will be stricken

     unless it is a motion regarding the representation

   No approval required in order to set a matter on this calendar

   After 5 pm 5 business days before the hearing is scheduled, the matter is an add-on

   Add-ons require approval by a Judge (with a motion to shorten time)

 

 Special Sentencing/Competency Calendar: Thursday 10:30 am

   Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative revocations

   Sentencing with Pre-Sentence Investigation

   Competency Review

   COP/sentencing if sex offense or other special circumstances

 

   No approval required in order to set a matter on the calendar

   After 5 pm the prior Thursday, the matter is an add-on

   Add-ons require approval by a Judicial Assistant

   Judge approval required after 5 pm Tuesday

   Specific numerical limit has not been imposed because it is dependent upon the

     complexity of the matters on the calendar

 

 Non-compliance Calendar: Friday 8:30 am

   Non-compliance

     Defendant may stipulate to violation, attorneys may agree to continue, or

       Defendant may ask for hearing to determine whether violation occurred

     If violation agreed, sanction is imposed.  Usually, the sanction is agreed as well, but

       sanction is up to the court

     If Defendant is on DOC supervision, DOC may weigh in

     Add-ons do not require approval

   Payment Review/Show Cause

     A few of these may be in-custody as they failed to appear at previous payment

       review/show cause and warrant was issued

     Add-ons should only be for those in custody, and do not require approval

 

 Civil Miscellaneous: Friday 9:00 am

   Includes:

     Administrative Law Review cases with record of less than 100 pages

     Appeals of District Court matters (RALJ)

     Firearms rights restoration petitions

     Relief from Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender

     Motions to Stay DOL license suspensions