SCLCrRLJ 6.1.1 TRIAL BY JURY. (a) Jury Trial (1) Readiness Hearings. All cases set for jury trial shall be assigned both a readiness hearing date and a trial date. The defendant, and the defendant’s attorney if the defendant is represented, shall appear at the readiness hearing. The court will inquire as to whether the case is expected to go to trial, the number of witnesses to be called by each side and the anticipated length of trial; and if all motions, discovery and plea negotiations have been concluded. Any case confirmed for jury trial at the readiness hearing shall remain set on the jury trial date. Failure to appear at the readiness hearing, as required herein, shall constitute a waiver of the defendant’s speedy trial rights, and may result in a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest and forfeiture of any bail or bond. (2) Confirmation Required. On the last court day preceding the jury trial date the defendant, if appearing pro se, or the defendant’s attorney if represented by counsel, and the prosecutor shall contact the confirmation clerk at the respective division of the Snohomish County District Court, at the telephone numbers listed below, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, and confirm that the case is going to proceed to jury trial or that some other disposition has been reached. Confirmation Clerk’s telephone numbers for each division are as follows: Cascade Division: (360) 435-7747 Everett Division: (425) 388-3926 Evergreen Division: (360) 805-6787 South Division: (425) 744-6808 Failure of a party to confirm the jury trial or to advise the confirmation clerk that another disposition has been reached may cause the case to be stricken from the jury trial calendar. Failure of the defendant, if appearing pro se, or the defendant’s attorney if represented by counsel, to confirm the jury trial or to advise the confirmation clerk that another disposition has been reached shall constitute a waiver of the defendant’s speedy trial rights. Failure of the defendant to appear on the jury trial date may result in a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest and forfeiture of any bail or bond, unless it is confirmed by both parties that a disposition is to be proposed to the court. Any case confirmed for jury under this subsection and not proceeding to jury trial shall be subject to such sanctions, including but not limited to jury costs, witness fees and terms, as deemed appropriate by the trial judge. [Effective September 1, 2003]
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