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  • Felony Pretrial Schedule
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Felony Pretrial Schedule

Grand Jury  Meets Arraignment Proposed Pretrial*
2014
01/15/13 01/30/13 02/22/13
02/19/13 03/06/13 03/21/13
03/19/13 04/03/13 04/18/13
04/23/13 05/08/13 05/23/13
05/28/13 06/12/13 06/20/13
07/09/13 07/24/13 08/08/13
08/13/13 08/28/13 09/05/13
09/10/13 09/25/13 10/03/13
10/15/13 10/30/13 11/07/13
11/12/13 11/27/13 12/12/13
12/10/13 12/23/13 01/09/13
     
2014
01/14/14 01/29/14 02/20/14
02/18/14 03/05/14 03/20/14
03/25/14 04/09/14 04/17/14
04/22/14 05/07/14 05/29/14
05/20/14 06/04/14 06/26/14
07/08/14 07/23/14 08/07/14
08/05/14 08/20/14 09/04/14
09/09/14 09/24/14 10/16/14
10/14/14 10/29/14 11/06/14
11/18/14 12/03/14 12/11/14
12/16/14 12/30/14 01/22/15

* 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.

Felony Terms

MONTGOMERY Term Begins DOTHAN Term Begins OPELIKA Term Begins
2013
01/07/13 01/28/13 01/28/13
02/11/13 02/25/13 02/25/13
03/25/13 03/18/13 03/11/13
04/22/13 04/15/13 04/15/13
05/20/13 05/20/13 05/13/13
06/24/13 06/10/13 06/10/13
07/22/13 07/15/13 07/08/13
  08/12/13 08/05/13
09/09/13 09/09/13 09/09/13
10/07/13 10/07/13 09/30/13
11/04/13 11/04/13 11/18/13
12/09/13 12/02/13 12/16/13
2014
01/13/14 01/06/14 01/27/14
02/10/14 02/24/14 02/24/14
03/24/14 03/10/14 03/17/14
04/21/14 04/07/14 04/14/14
05/19/14 05/05/14 05/12/14
06/30/14 06/02/14 06/16/14
07/28/14 07/14/14 07/14/14
  08/18/14 08/11/14
09/08/14 09/08/14 09/08/14
10/06/14 10/06/14 09/29/14
11/17/14 11/03/14 11/03/14
12/08/14 12/01/14 12/01/14
2015
01/12/15    
02/23/15    

Misdemeanor/Petty Schedule

MAGISTRATE JUDGE DUTIES Montgomery Misdemeanor & Petty Offense Arraignment/Docket Misdemeanor Trial Term Begins Fort Rucker Docket
2013
January  1/15/13 1/7/13 1/8/13
February      
March 3/5/13 3/11/13 3/12/13
April      
May 5/7/13 5/13/13 5/14/13
June      
July 7/9/13 7/15/13 7/23/13
August      
September 9/17/13 9/9/13 9/17/13
October      
November 11/19/13 11/4/13 11/19/13
December      
2014
January  1/7/14 1/13/14 1/14/14
February      
March 3/11/14 3/10/14 3/18/14
April      
May 5/20/14 5/5/14 5/13/14
June      
July 7/15/14 7/14/14 7/15/14
August      
September 9/16/14 9/8/14 9/16/14
October      
November 11/18/14 11/3/14 11/18/14
December      
2015
January  1/16/15 1/12/15 1/6/15
February      
March 3/17/15 3/2/15 3/17/15
April      
May 5/19/15 5/4/15 5/12/15
June      
July 7/14/15 7/20/15 7/21/15
August      
September 9/15/15 9/28/15 9/22/15
October      
November 11/10/15 11/30/15 11/17/15
December      
2016
January  1/26/16 1/4/16 1/12/16
February      
March 3/8/16 3/14/16 3/15/16
April      
May 5/17/16 5/2/16 5/10/16
June      
July 7/12/16 7/18/16 7/12/16
August      
September 9/13/16 9/6/16 9/13/16
October      
November 11/8/16 11/28/16 11/15/16
December      

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.