TMCLR 3.3 AUTHORIZATION FOR CONTINUANCE OF ARRAIGNMENTS If a defendant requests a continuance of his or her arraignment date without having to first appear in court, the Clerk of the Court is authorized to continue and reset the arraignment to a date not later than fourteen (14) days after the date on which the arraignment was initially set on the following conditions: (1) The defendant who is requesting the continuance of the arraignment shall have had no previous warrants issued involving any criminal case for a failure to comply with a court order. (2) The defendant shall sign a waiver of his/her right to a speedy trial, with that waiver waiving speedy trial rights for a period of at least 90 days from the date of the rescheduled/continued arraignment. This authorization for a continuance of arraignment is not permitted in cases involving alleged DUI, Malicious Mischief (DV), Violation of a Court Order, Assault 4° (DV), Harassments or any other case where a Protection Order or No Contact Order has been requested or may be issued by the court. Any other requests for continuance of arraignment-whether for a period of time longer than that authorized herein above or for cases not meeting the above criteria-shall be presented to the court in open session. A written motion for continuance, with notice to the opposing party or counsel for the opposing party, shall be required.
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