LCrRLJ 3.4 PRESENCE OF THE DEFENDANT (c) Defendant Not Present. If in any case the defendant is not present when his or her personal attendance is necessary, the court may order the clerk to issue a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest, which may be served as a warrant of arrest in other cases. The court may also forfeit any bail, bond or other security posted by or on behalf of the defendant. If the defendant fails to appear for any pre- trial hearing, the court may also strike the trial date. If the defendant fails to appear for any pre-trial hearing for any reason not authorized or approved by the court, the defendant shall be deemed to have waived his or her right to a speedy trial under CrRLJ 3.3(c). [Former Rules No. 5 and 16(C) renumbered and amended effective September 1, 1997]
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