Waiver of Arraignment Printing Instructions The Waiver of Arraignment is a two page document
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Waiver of Arraignment Printing Instructions The Waiver of Arraignment is a two page document

Please adjust your printer margins to allow the following pages to print on two pages only excluding this printing instruction page Any Waiver of Arraignment filed with the State Court of Henry County that includes more than two printed pages will

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Waiver of Arraignment Printing Instructions The Waiver of Arraignment is a two page document




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Waiver of Arraignment Printing Instructions The Waiver of Arraignment is a two page document. Please adjust your printer margins to allow the following pages to print on two pages only , excluding this printing instruction page. Any Waiver of Arraignment filed with the State Court of Henry County that includes more than two printed pages will be rejected by the clerks office. The Waiver of Arraignment is a two page document. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Henry County State Court Clerks Office at 770-288-7 800 . Thank you, State Court of

Henry County
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STATE COURT OF HENRY COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA STATE OF GEORGIA VS. 201 __ SR _______________ ___________________________ DEFENDANT ENTRY OF APPEARANCE, ENTRY OF NOT GUILTY PLEA, WAIVER OF FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT AND REQUEST TO WAIVE PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT ARRAIGNMENT The undersigned attorney (Counsel) does hereby enter this appearance as counsel for the Defendant; enters a plea of not guilty; waives formal arraignment for the above named defendant and requests a: Bench Trial (constitutes waiver of jury trial, see paragraph 5, below) Jury Trial The Defendant hereby

requests that the Court waive personal appearance at arraignment by Defendant and counsel. 1. In consideration of the Court allowing Defendant and attorney to be excused from appearing in person at arraignment, the following email addresses are provided: Attorneys email address (as registered with the State Bar of Georgia): ___________________________________________ _________________________________ Defendants email: _______________________________________________________ Counsel understands that it shall be my responsibility to keep the Clerk of the Court advised of a current and valid

email address for myself a nd the defendant until the matter is concluded. Defendants email address above shall henceforth be Defendants address of record. We hereby waive the necessity for mailed notices to counsel and Defendant in this matter, acknowledging that the Clerk may se nd all notices to counsel and Defendant by email. I understand that the Court will waive personal appearance at arraignment only if the original of this pleading is filed at least the day prior to the scheduled appearance. 2. Counsel understands that I w ill have ten days from the scheduled date of arraignment to

file motions in this case and said motions will be sufficiently particularized at least seven days prior to the hearing date to allow the State to identify and have present for the hearing the nec essary
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witnesses. Counsel further acknowledges that should I file a motion requiring a hearing, it is my responsibility to obtain a date for hearing said motion from the Clerks office and serve the State with the date of hearing. Counsel acknowledges th at it will be my responsibility to insure that I receive the accusation and discovery in the case and that I will accept service of

said accusation and discovery by electronic means from the Solicitor. Counsel further understand that my failure to insure r eceipt of discovery from the Solicitor first raised at a scheduled court appearance will not constitute grounds for a continuance and may incur a sanction from the Court for any delay caused. 3. As the attorney of record for the defendant, Counsel acknowle dges my absolute responsibility to communicate to my client any and all required court appearances and I understand that if my client fails to appear on a scheduled court date without prior approval from the Court,

adequate explanation or legal excuse, the n a warrant for his/her arrest will issue. 4. Counsel and Defendant acknowledge that upon entry of a plea of not guilty and request for a bench trial, witnesses will be subpoenaed for the bench trial creating a scheduling burden on the States witnesses; and, that if Defendant enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere at the bench trial or is found guilty, that court costs will be assessed against Defendant. Counsel understands that assessment of court costs may be avoided if I confirm by written/electro nic notice to the State that my client will

be entering a plea on the bench trial day at least 48 hours prior to the bench trial date. 5. Counsel and Defendant acknowledge that request for a bench trial constitutes a waiver of the right to trial by jury. B y requesting a bench trial herein, Counsel acknowledges that I have discussed with my client the difference between a bench trial and a jury trial, and that the Defendant has expressly authorized me to waive trial by jury on his/her behalf. We understand t hat the case will not thereafter be moved to the jury trial calendar except by express order of the Court. 6. Counsel and

Defendant acknowledge that if Defendant requests a jury trial and files motions requiring a hearing, that witnesses will be subpoenae d for the hearing creating a scheduling burden on the States witnesses; and, that if we withdraw the motion, that court costs will be assessed against my client. Counsel understands that assessment of court costs may be avoided if I confirm by written/ele ctronic notice to the State that the motion is withdrawn at least 48 hours prior to the motion hearing date. This __________ day of ________________, 201___. __________________________________

___________________________________ Defendant At torney of Record Printed name: _______________________ Printed name: _______________________ Bar No. _________________________