Rule 5 ARRAIGNMENT DATE The arresting officer will set the defendant’s arraignment date and time when issuing a citation in all cases charging a criminal offense. The date set shall be the next Friday court date at 9:00AM until the Sunday immediately proceeding a court session. Thereafter, the arraignment is to be set for the court date following. All citations shall be filed upon issuance. A defendant cited for a violation of RCW 46.61.502, 503 and 504 is required to appear pursuant to RCW 46.61.5051 one (1) judicial day after that arrest. A judicial day may be defined as the first Friday of the next month or the third Friday of the month the citation was written in, if the citation was served between the first and third Friday of that month. Appearances at this hearing are mandatory and may not be waived by an appearance of an attorney. (Dated 1/15/99).
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