What is an attorney or appear date?

Published by Jessica Burke on

An attorney or appear date is a court date given by the court to provide a defendant time to hire a criminal defense attorney.

The attorney or appear date requires a defendant to either hire an attorney or appear before the court and explain why the defendant hasn’t hired an attorney.

Once you a hire an attorney your attorney will notice her appearance pursuant to Vermont Rule of Criminal Procedure 44.2. Once your attorney notices her appearance then the attorney or appear date will be canceled and you will not need to appear.

If you continue not to hire an attorney the Vermont Superior Court judge presiding over your case may force you to move forward with your case without an attorney.

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Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is a licensed Vermont attorney and the founder of Burke Law. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Political Science, and then received her law degree from Washington & Lee Law School. After law school she worked with several top law firms before settling in Vermont and building her own practice. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Vermont, she also holds a State Bar certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, among others. She specializes in criminal defense, including DUI defense, homicides, and sex crimes.

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