Criminal Term Dates
- Felony Pretrial Schedule
- Felony Terms
- Misdemeanor/Petty Schedule
Felony Pretrial Schedule
|Grand Jury Meets||Arraignment||Proposed Pretrial*|
* The regular Pretrial date is 21 days prior to the beginning of the term in accordance with the internal criminal procedures. Magistrate Judges remain free to vary this date in accordance with their schedules. Where possible, the pretrial will be set so that the Magistrate Judge has sufficient time to resolve dispositive motions without the necessity of continuing a case.
|MONTGOMERY Term Begins||DOTHAN Term Begins||OPELIKA Term Begins|
|MAGISTRATE JUDGE DUTIES||Montgomery Misdemeanor & Petty Offense Arraignment/Docket||Misdemeanor Trial Term Begins||Fort Rucker Docket|
Commencing in December 2003, the nature and scope of criminal duties changed. In December 2003, the criminal duty judge will continue to issue criminal complaints and warrants but will conduct preliminary criminal proceedings only in cases which are not assigned to a particular judge such as in the case of a person arrested on a warrant from another district. Initial appearances, detention hearings and other preliminary criminal matters will be conducted by the assigned judge unless that judge is not available.
** Based on the small number of trials in misdemeanor cases, the Magistrate Judges decided to set misdemeanor terms once every two months rather than every month.