WMLCrRLJ 3.4 MANDATORY APPEARANCE (d) Defendants under the age of eighteen shall be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of arraignment, pre-trial, trial, and sentencing hearings. The Court may continue proceedings in the case until the presence of the parent or guardian can be secured, or the Court may waive the presence of the parent or guardian if satisfied that the minor is capable of understanding the proceedings and his or her peril. (e) All defendants must be present at arraignment, status conference, suppression hearings, trial or other hearings, except the Court may, upon filing of a written notice of appearance as provided under CrRLJ 4.1 (d) by an attorney admitted to practice in the State of Washington, and upon such conditions as the Court may deem necessary and as provided by WMCrR 4.1, waive attendance at arraignment, or hearings on motions for continuance. (f) Without exception, a defendant accused of Domestic Violence and DUI must be actually present at arraignment, status conferences, suppression hearings, trial or other hearings.
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