CrRSMC 6.1.1 CONFIRMATION OF JURY TRIAL 1) When a case is set for jury trial, there will be a Jury Status Conference at 8:45 a.m., the Wednesday before the trial is scheduled to begin. That conference shall initially be off the record. The parties shall discuss the case and prepare a stipulation, signed by the Prosecuting Authority, Defense Counsel, and Defendant that supplies the following: a) The projected length of the trial and scheduling if the case is going to proceed to trial; b) The defense to be offered which will be listed as, i) General denial; ii) Lawful Use of Force; iii) Duress; iv) Insanity v) Diminished Capacity; vi) Alibi; vii) Other, ___________________________________; c) Any legal issues, discovery issues or evidentiary issues that need to be resolved prior to trial; d) Whether the case has been settled or if there are any plea negotiations still being conducted and, without divulging any offers, the likelihood of the case resolving without trial. 2) If the parties have reached a settlement, the court, may in its discretion, allow the settlement to be placed on the record, that day, after nine o'clock. If not, the disposition will be heard on the scheduled jury trial date, with the court setting a backup jury trial date, the following jury trial day. The stipulation form shall contain a waiver of speedy trial, if the case is being placed on for disposition, with a follow up jury trial date. 3) If the parties are unable to agree on the trial issues or whether the case is ready to go to trial, the matter will be placed on the 9 o'clock calendar and be heard as soon as feasible. 4) Failure of the defendant to appear at the Jury Status Conference will result in a bench warrant and the striking of the jury trial date. 5) If a case is confirmed for jury trial and does not proceed to jury trial, such that jurors and witnesses are needlessly brought into court on the date assigned, the Court may impose sanctions including, but not limited to, jury costs, witness fees, and such other terms as the Court may find appropriate and just. [Effective September 1, 2009]
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