SLCrRLJ 3.4 (a). PRESENCE OF THE DEFENDANT Defendant must be present at all stages of the proceedings from arraignment through imposition of sentence. Defendant may waive his/her right to be present unless such waiver conflicts with statute or court rule. Such waiver of presence must be in written form and approved by the Court in advance of each hearing for which waiver of presence is sought. In the event a Defendant does not appear for a hearing and has not obtained prior court approval of a waiver of presence, such non-appearance shall constitute a failure to appear for purposes of CrRLJ 3.3 (c) (2) (ii). Both Defendant and Defendant's attorney shall be present at trial confirmation unless the court has accepted Defendant's written waiver of his or her right to be present. If Defendant does not appear for trial confirmation, all of Defendant's pending trial dates shall be stricken and a warrant issued for Defendant's arrest. [Adopted effective September 1, 2002; amended effective September 1, 2012]
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