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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 4.100. Arraignments

At the arraignment on the information or indictment, unless otherwise ordered for good cause, and on a plea of not guilty, including a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity;

(1)  The court must set dates for:

(A)  Trial, giving priority to a case entitled to it under law; and

(B)  Filing and service of motions and responses and hearing thereon;

(2)  A plea of not guilty must be entered if a defendant represented by counsel fails to plead or demur; and

(3)  An attorney may not appear specially.

Rule 4.100 amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 227.4 effective January 1, 1985; previously amended effective June 6, 1990; previously renumbered and amended effective January 1, 2001.

Advisory Committee Comment

Cross reference: Penal Code section 987.1.

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