RULE 6. ARRAIGNMENT DATE. Arraignments shall be in conformance with CrRLJ 3.4 and 4.1. The arresting officer shall set a defendant's arraignment date and time when issuing a citation charging a criminal charge. The dates set shall be consistent with the schedule to be provided by the court administrator. If the charging document states that one or more of the charges against a defendant involves domestic violence, harassment, violation of a no contact order, protection order or anti-harassment order, stalking, driving under the influence of intoxicants and/or drugs, physical control or minor under 21 operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol the defendant's arraignment shall be set on the next day in which the court is in session and the defendant's presence shall be mandatory. In all other cases the defendants may appear at the arraignment through an attorney. All citations shall be filed upon issuance.
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