E Divisional Instructions

Motion Hearings (5 minutes or less)

Status Checks, Plea Conferences and any Motion hearings which are 5 minutes or less can be set on the Uniform Motion Calendar as follows:

  • Mondays/Fridays: Public Defender at 8:30 a.m. and Private Attorneys at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: Please contact JA before setting anything on these days.

Please send to the Judge a courtesy copy of your Motion along with the Notice of Hearing at the time the Notice of Hearing is filed and served on all proper parties. The original Motion and Notice of Hearing must be filed with the Clerk's Office in order to be put on the docket.

Special Set Motions (longer than 5 minutes)

Motions to Suppress, Motions in Limine, Bond Hearings, Restitution Hearings, Evidentiary Hearings and any hearing requiring longer than 5 minutes will need to be specially set by calling the Judicial Assistant for a date and time. These hearings will be set on a Monday or Friday at 1:30 p.m. or later. All parties must have reasonable notice and the Judge must receive a courtesy copy of the Notice of Hearing, Motion and any case law being relied upon at least 48 hours prior to the hearing date.

Agreed Motions

Although the Court encourages Agreed Orders, Motions to Withdraw Capias will not be automatically granted - they will require a hearing. The Defendant must be present at any hearing on a Motion to Withdraw Capias.

Agreed Motions and Agreed Orders are to be timely submitted to the Judge for review along with sufficient copies of the Order for all parties as well as self-addressed, stamped envelopes.

The Judge will not sign an Order without a hearing unless it has been agreed to by opposing counsel and it is so noted in the Motion. If opposing counsel will not agree or you are unable to make contact with opposing counsel, you must set a hearing on the motion as outlined above.

Pre-Trial Motions

All pre-trial motions must be heard at least 15 days prior to pre-trial hearings.