BLMLcR 3.1 OBLIGATION OF DEFENDANTS TO APPEAR IN COURT; CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO APPEAR IN CASES WHERE PUBLIC DEFENDER HAS BEEN APPOINTED (a) The appointment by this court of a public defender attorney for any defendant deemed to be indigent shall be conditioned on the defendant appearing in court for all hearings where his/her appearance has been required by the court. (b) If any defendant for whom a public defender has been appointed fails to appear in court when so required without being excused in advance by the court, the order/appointment whereby the public defender was appointed for said defendant may be vacated immediately upon such failure to appear. (c) Upon such appointment being vacated, the public defender shall be relieved from any requirements to appear in court with such defendant. (d) The provisions of this Rule, however, do not preclude the defendant from reapplying to the court for the appointment of the public defender to represent him/her. [Adopted October 7, 1998; renumbered effective September 1, 2008]
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