SCLCrRLJ 4.5 PRE-TRIAL HEARING (a) All cases shall be set for a pre-trial hearing no later than 45 days after arraignment. Defendant, defense attorney, and the prosecuting attorney are required to attend the pre-trial hearing unless excused prior to the hearing by the court upon a showing of good cause. If the defendant fails to appear for the pre-trial hearing, a failure to appear may be entered and the scheduled jury trial be struck, or a warrant for the arrest of the defendant may issue. If the prosecuting attorney or the defense attorney fails to appear at the pre-trial hearing without a prior showing of good cause, the court may impose terms and any other sanctions authorized by law. (b) Any amendments to the charge(s), pre-trial motions, including motions for continuances and discovery motions shall be made at the pre-trial hearing. At the pre-trial hearing, the court will schedule dates and times for any pre-trial motions.
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