I am an attorney and helping out a friend with a criminal matter. We are on calendar call today but the court did not send a notice to me. We are going to work out a plea with DA but since I won't be able to make it on short notice I was told I can fax in the announcement. I don't deal in criminal matters, any idea what I need to fax over? Thank you!
Why not call the assigned DA and have them make the announcement for you? Then you can submit a written announcement later.
It really depends on the prosecutor and the judge. You need to talk with an attorney who knows both in order to know how to respond.
"Going to work out a deal with the DA" as in you have yet to do this? You should probably show up to court and move to continue the case. Perhaps you should fax over a notice of appearance and a motion to continue. Each judge is different.
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It really depends on who the judge, and prosecutor are. I would call the judge's clerk, let her know what happened, and that your announcement is ready.
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It might be best to leave open the option of a trial if the plea falls apart, so I would announce, "ready subject to plea negotiations."
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