Environmental arraignments are held on Wednesdays. If no resolution is reached at the arraignment, the Court will grant one 30 day arraignment continuance or the defendant or counsel for the defendant may enter a demand for jury/court trial. The Court will then schedule the case on the Judges assigned docket.
Motions & Briefs
Discovery between the parties should be exchanged timely. The Court encourages the parties to exchange discovery prior to the scheduled pretrial.
Motions are to be filed timely and served on opposing parties. All motions are to be submitted to the Court at least five (5) business days before the trial date. Parties should deliver an extra copy to chambers.
Defendants are to be present at all pretrial hearings unless excused by the Court. In order to excuse a defendant's appearance, the proper motion must be completed, signed by all parties, and filed with the Court two days prior to the scheduled pretrial. Counsel should be prepared to discuss the case with the prosecutor in an attempt to resolve the case.
All pleas will be on the record. The Court will consider any mitigation and sentencing per-conditions before sentencing.