BTM-CrRLJ 4.5 (a) JURY CONFIRMATION (i) Confirmation Required. No later than two (2) days prior to the date of the assigned jury trial, the defendant, if appearing pro se, or the defendant's attorney, if represented by legal counsel, and the City Prosecutor shall contact the Court Clerk between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and confirm the case is going to proceed to jury trial or that another disposition has been reached. (ii) Failure to Confirm. Failure of a party to confirm the jury trial or to advise the Court 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 legal counsel, to confirm the jury trial or to advise the Court Clerk that another disposition has been reached shall constitute a waiver of the defendant's speedy trial rights. (iii) Failure to Appear. Failure of the defendant to appear on the jury trial date may result in the issuance of a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest and forfeiture of any posted bail, unless a disposition has been confirmed by all parties. Any disposition will be heard on the next regularly scheduled court day unless an alternative date is set by the parties and is approved by the judge, judge pro tem or court commissioner. (iv) Sanctions. 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, 2010]
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