LOCAL COURT RULES BOTHELL MUNICIPAL COURT King County, State of Washington Table of Rules Local Criminal Rules (BTM-CrRLJ) BTM-CrRLJ 3.4 (e) Quashing Warrants - Posting Fees BTM-CrRLJ 4.1 (a) D. U. I. Appearance - Local Waiver BTM-CrRLJ 4.5 (a) Jury Confirmation Local Infraction Rules (BTM-IRLJ) BTM-IRLJ 3.1 (f) Motions - Contested Infraction Hearings BTM-IRLJ 3.3 (b) Notice of Appearance - Contested Infractions BTM-IRLJ 3.5 Decision on Written Statements
BTM-CrRLJ 3.4 (e) QUASHING WARRANTS - POSTING FEES The Court may permit a defendant who has an outstanding warrant in the Bothell Municipal Court to appear in person and post a $100.00 non-refundable warrant fee. Upon so doing, the warrant will be quashed and a new hearing will be set.
BTM-CrRLJ 4.1 (a) D. U. I. APPEARANCE - LOCAL WAIVER Every person arrested for D.U.I. who is served with a citation or complaint at the time of arrest shall appear in court on the first Tuesday following the date of arrest which is hereby defined as the earliest practicable day for such appearance at such time as shall be written on the citation or complaint.
BTM-CrRLJ 4.5 (a) JURY CONFIRMATION (i) Confirmation Required. No later than two (2) days prior to the date of the assigned jury trial, the defendant, if appearing pro se, or the defendant's attorney, if represented by legal counsel, and the City Prosecutor shall contact the Court Clerk between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and confirm the case is going to proceed to jury trial or that another disposition has been reached. (ii) Failure to Confirm. Failure of a party to confirm the jury trial or to advise the Court Clerk that another disposition has been reached may cause the case to be stricken from the jury trial calendar. Failure of the defendant, if appearing pro se, or the defendant's attorney, if represented by legal counsel, to confirm the jury trial or to advise the Court Clerk that another disposition has been reached shall constitute a waiver of the defendant's speedy trial rights. (iii) Failure to Appear. Failure of the defendant to appear on the jury trial date may result in the issuance of a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest and forfeiture of any posted bail, unless a disposition has been confirmed by all parties. Any disposition will be heard on the next regularly scheduled court day unless an alternative date is set by the parties and is approved by the judge, judge pro tem or court commissioner. (iv) Sanctions. Any case confirmed for jury under this subsection and not proceeding to jury trial shall be subject to such sanctions, including but not limited to jury costs, witness fees and terms, as deemed appropriate by the trial judge. [Effective September 1, 2010]
BTM-IRLJ 3.1 (f) MOTIONS - CONTESTED INFRACTION HEARINGS All motions in contested infraction hearings shall be submitted in writing and filed with the Court and served upon the opposing party no later than ten days prior to said hearing. Amended 6/2012
BTM-IRLJ 3.3 (b) NOTICE OF APPEARANCE - CONTESTED INFRACTIONS Attorneys appearing on behalf of clients shall file a Notice of Appearance with the court and prosecuting attorney within ten days of the hearing.
BTM-IRLJ 3.5 DECISION ON WRITTEN STATEMENTS At the request of the respondent, the Court will conduct a mitigation hearing authorized by RCW 46.63.100 or consider a petition to defer a finding under RCW 46.63.070(5), or conduct a contested hearing authorized by RCW 46.63.090, upon the written statements of the City's witness(es) and the respondent, pursuant to IRLJ 3.5. A petition for a deferred finding which is denied by the Court will be treated as a request for a mitigation hearing on written statements. [Effective September 1, 2010]
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