I have a felony trespass to a vehicle case in Kane county, I have just been appointed a public defender. My next court date I get to see and talk to whoever my public defender is but I'm wondering why my court date is Friday.
That is likely just the date picked. If you have specific days of the week you prefer to be in court, you need to communicate that to your PD.
Sometimes the arresting officer has pre-assigned court dates and your case will initially be set on the officer's next available court date. There could be other reasons having to do with the court's scheduling system, or it could just be chance. I do not know what factors are involved in Kane County.
There are certain criminal procedures that the court must follow to ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld. The court date assigned was to keep the case within these constitutional boundaries, with the day of the week being irrelevant, but the number of days since being charged as relevant as well as other factors such as the arresting officer's assigned court dates. Good luck.
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There are a few ways that a specific court date gets chosen for a case, including the clerk's office automatically sets cases a specific number of weeks out or that certain police departments have their cases on certain days of the week. If you aren't available on that particular Friday, you can always contact your public defender to see if they can request a different day. Also, you can always speak to your public defender outside of court -- that is, you can call your public defender before your Friday court date to discuss your case.
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