RULE NO. 15 PRETRIAL HEARINGS (CRIMINAL) A. Within four weeks following the sooner of arraignment or appearance by counsel, a pretrial hearing shall be scheduled by the Calendar Coordinator, unless the defendant has previously waived a jury trial, or as otherwise directed by the court. B. The office of the prosecutor shall provide discovery of all relevant police reports, witness statements, administrative agency reports, tests, and other documentary evidence in the possession of the Office of the Prosecutor, as soon as practical after arraignment or appearance by counsel, but no later than one week before the date scheduled for pretrial hearing. This rule applies to pro se defendants as well as those represented by counsel. C. Failure to provide timely discovery shall be grounds for continuance until discovery is provided. D. Failure to provide timely discovery within the limits of CRRLJ 4.7(a)(2) shall be grounds for dismissal of all charges. E. Failure of counsel and defendant to appear for the pretrial hearing without good cause shall constitute a waiver of discovery required by these rules and grounds for continuance of any scheduled hearing or trial date. Terms may be imposed for failure to appear at a pretrial hearing. Defendant's failure to appear at a pretrial hearing may be grounds for the issuance of a bench warrant. (Effective Date: 01/07/87)
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