RULE NO. 3 Mandatory Appearance Arraignment: A defendant who is charged with DUI as defined in RCW 46.61.502, Driving under age 21 after consuming alcohol or marijuana as defined in RCW 46.61.503, or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence as defined in RCW 46.61.504 shall appear in person before a judge on the next available Arraignment date. Arraignments are held at the Court every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30am unless it is a holiday. Confirmation Hearings: Appearance of the defendant and defense counsel is mandatory at the confirmation hearing. In custody defendants appearance is waived, defense counsel need to appear. The Judge may waive the appearance of defense counsel or defendant on showing good cause and it must be done prior to hearing. (Adopted effective September 1, 2013)
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