Richland County General Sessions First Appearances for March 2020 Have Been Postponed

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March 13, 2020

Please be advised that Richland County General Sessions First Appearances scheduled for March 23, 2020, have been postponed. The rescheduled First Appearance date is Tuesday, April 28th.

Please also note that the Richland County Solicitor’s Office will be implementing a procedure to waive a defendant’s presence and First Appearance. If a defendant has representation, he/she may come sign with their attorney, an appearance waiver form that is located at our 3rd Floor reception desk or coordinate signing of the appearance waiver with the assigned Assistant Solicitor. The form must be signed by the close of business the Thursday before the appearance date. This form will include the date of their Second Appearance. Our office will schedule tracks depending on the type of case and publish that information to our website on the First Appearance docket. If there are any issues with the pre-assigned track, please contact that individual’s Assistant Solicitor.

If there is not a signed waiver of appearance, then those individuals shall attend the First Appearance date given on their bond form. Bench warrant procedure will continue as usual for failing to appear.

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