LCrRLJ 4.1 ARRAIGNMENT (e) Appearance by Defendant's Lawyer. (7) Retained attorneys or public defenders who have assumed representation of defendants must promptly serve written notice of their appearance upon the Prosecuting Attorney, and file the same with the Clerk. The notice of appearance shall be contained in a separate document. (8) A lawyer may enter an appearance on behalf of a client, except in cases in which the docket or charging document states that one or more of the charges involves DUI, Physical Control, Minor DUI, any Domestic Violence charge, including, but not limited to, Assault 4th DV, Malicious Mischief DV, Harassment, Violation of an Antiharassment/No Contact Order, Stalking or Harassment, whereupon the defendant's presence is mandatory and cannot be waived. (f) Counter Appearance. A defendant, in response to a Summons and Complaint, Citation and Notice to Appear, or a Jail Release Appearance form may first appear at the District Court clerk's window to obtain an arraignment or Pre-Trial Hearing date if one has not been set and to obtain a Determination of Indigency form for appointment of a public defender.
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