Initial Appearance Setting (IA)
The purpose of the IA docket is to ensure that each defendant has an attorney on all pending cases. A case will not progress to the next court event until the defendant's representation issues have been settled. Once representation issues are settled, the cases are usually passed for about 30 days at the discretion of the judge or court coordinator for Announcement.
Announcement Setting (AN)
The purpose of the AN docket is for the defense attorneys to announce their intentions as to the type of resolution of the case(s), i.e: Disposition or Trial. The case(s) will then be set for 60 to 90 days out for whichever type of resolution has been announced to the Court.
Disposition Setting (DI)
The purpose of the DI docket is for cases that have been set for a plea, sentencing, conditional dismissal or some other sort of disposition (other than trial) to be resolved at this setting. All requests for continuance must be approved by the judge.
Motion Setting (MT)
The State and Defense must file all pre-trial motions within thirty days after the Announcement setting. Attorneys must request a hearing date from the Court Coordinator on any motions that the he/she wishes to have heard prior to trial.
Contest Docket (CT)
Contest dockets are held on Friday mornings. We generally pick a jury on our first case on Friday afternoons and reach a second trial the next week. The judge is the one who will grant continuances or re-arrange the order in which cases will be tried after consulting with attorneys for both sides.
Probation Revocation Docket (PR)
In most cases, attempts will be made by the Court's probation officer to set up a court conference with the judge before probation revocations will be filed. A determination will be made at the court conference as to the best type of resolution of probation issues. Failure to appear at any court conference may result in a warrant being issued.
Mental Health Diversion Program Docket (MH)
All cases on our Mental Health Diversion Program docket must be pre-approved for entry into the program by the Mental Health Diversion Program staff and the District Attorney's office. This docket will be held once a month. Attorneys need not appear at this setting unless specifically requested by the Court or Diversion Program staff. Defendants will be notified of all settings by the Diversion Program staff. See link for more information about program.
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