Will I be able to see an in-custody defendant at a pre-trial conference or omnibus hearing?
A pre-trial conference is an informal hearing held by attorneys and the defendant only. In custody defendant(s) will not appear in court. If you want to know dates that have been set for a particular case, click here to obtain current scheduled hearing information or contact Criminal Administration at (253) 798-2988.

An omnibus hearing is like a pre-trial conference but the attorney, prosecutor and defendant will discuss various elements of the case and decide whether or not they need to set up any motions or a plea date. However, it is possible for the parties to appear before the Court.

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1. Is there a special form to schedule a criminal hearing?
2. How soon can I schedule a hearing?
3. Where do I get criminal hearing dates approved?
4. When the prosecuting attorney announces 'No charges filed- final' or No charges filed- pending ( NCF'd)', what does that mean?
5. If an inmate is being released from jail either on personal recognizance or bail being posted, what time will the inmate be released?
6. Will I be able to see an in-custody defendant at a pre-trial conference or omnibus hearing?
7. My friend was arrested last night, when and where will he/she go to court?
8. How can a defendant obtain a copy of the court paperwork from a hearing?
9. I am a victim. I want to drop the charges and see the Judge. What do I do?
10. How do I go in earlier than the scheduled start of my jail sentence?
11. How and where do I get bail money returned?
12. Where and when can I take clothes to a defendant for trial?
13. What is DAC and where are they located?
14. Where and what is DOC?
15. How do I get a no-contact order removed?
16. How do I get a conviction off my record?
17. Who do I contact about setting up community service that was ordered by the court?
18. Where can I find a list of treatment resources?