FWMCLR 3.4 PRESENCE OF THE DEFENDANT - VIDEO CONFERENCE HEARINGS All in-custody arraignments, bail hearings, and trial settings will be conducted via video conference pursuant to CrRLJ 3.4. Consent to proceed via video conference will be implied for all other hearings, excluding trial, unless an objection is made before or during the hearing to proceeding in this manner. However, this consent will not be implied if the defendant is not accompanied or represented by counsel at the hearing. A defendant who is not accompanied or represented by counsel must affirmatively give consent on the record to proceed via video conference. (Effective September 1, 2011, Amended September 1, 2012)
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