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What Are the Different Types of Court Hearings?

Local-Counsel

The list below is a list of different types of court hearings:

Arraignment

An arraignment, is your initial appearance before the Judge. It's your chance to be recommended on the charge(s) that are filed against you and your court rights; it also is your chance to enter a plea to your charge(s). If you do not appear for the arraignment, a delinquent notice is sent. If you don't reply in person to your delinquent notice within ten days, a bench warrant is issued for an arrest.

Review Hearing

As your sentencing conditions are due, you'll be set for a review hearing. The sentencing might include a variety of consequences like a charge related class, community service hours, restitution, and so on. If you don't complete the sentencing requirements or your Judge orders your presence, you must appear. If you've successfully finished your sentencing requirements, you have to turn in evidence by the date of your review hearing. If you do not appear or offer proof, a bench warrant is issued for an arrest.

Show Cause Hearing

If you do not appear for the review hearing, you might get a notice of show cause inside the mail. The show cause gives you an appearance date in court to discuss why you didn't offer evidence of your sentencing and didn't appear for the review hearing. If you finish your sentencing and offer evidence to the court before the date of your show cause hearing, you don't have to appear in court. But, if you haven't finished, you have to appear, or a bench warrant is going to be issued for an arrest.

Bond Hearing

If you happened to enter a "not guilty" plea at the arraignment, you'll be scheduling a future meeting date with the City's Prosecuting Attorney to talk over your case. If you don't appear, a bench warrant is going to be issued for an arrest.

Final Pre-Trial Status Conference

The conference might be arranged at the Judge's discretion before the date of trial, to make sure that both parties are ready for trial, and to care for any problems which might have come up.

Trial

If you set the case for trial, your Judge is going to preside over your trial proceedings. If you do not appear, a bench warrant is going to be issued for an arrest.

Jury Trial

If you set the case for a jury trial, the jury will determine your innocence or guilt. If you do not appear, a bench warrant is going to be issued. Take note: Not every charge is qualified for a jury trial.

For more information on the different types of court hearings contact the court appearance professionals at Attorneys on Demand today!