What is an attorney or appear date?
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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