criminal calendar

criminal calendar

n. the list of criminal cases to be called in court on a particular time and date. The parties charged and their attorneys are given a written notice of the time and place to appear. The criminal calendar may list arraignments, bail settings, cases continued (put off) awaiting a plea of guilt or innocence, changes of pleas, setting of hearing or trial dates, motions brought by attorneys, pronouncing sentences, hearing reports of probation officers, appointment of public defenders or other attorneys, and other business concerning criminal cases. (See: arraignment, bail, sentence, plea, preliminary hearing)

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The rape of a child is one of the most serious in the criminal calendar.
This is one of the gravest offences in the criminal calendar and one which is becoming Increasingly frequent.
You framed an innocent man, you accused him of the most serious offence to be brought against a man in the criminal calendar.
In order to ease the load on the criminal calendar, we have to open up another criminal courtroom,'' court administrator Howard Millings said.
Mr Murphy said: "Simon is innocent of some of the most serious crimes in the criminal calendar.
drug strategy, the Orange County Superior Court judge has kept himself off the criminal calendar.
It's a true fact that Lancaster has not had a civil case tried because of lack of courtrooms and judges and because of the criminal calendar, which takes priority, but that never caused any problem with Lancaster's judiciary to handle cases up until the time of trial to where they are usually assigned out to courts down below,'' Carpenter said.
Luros was named the Antelope Valley Bar Association's first Judge of the Year last March, cited for his work in handling civil cases, in additional to a busy criminal calendar.
This offence is towards the top end of the criminal calendar.
Luros, who has been assigned to Lancaster Superior Court since December 1997, was cited for his work in handling civil cases, in addition to a busy criminal calendar.
These included seven counts of child rape - "one of the most serious offences in the criminal calendar," said the judge yesterday.