John T. Frey,
Clerk of the Court
Grand Jury meets the 3rd Monday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September and November) and Criminal Term Day shall commence at 9:00 a.m. on each Thursday immediately following the regular Grand Jury. Interim Grand Jury meets the 3rd Monday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December) and an Interim Criminal Term Day shall be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. on each Thursday immediately following any Interim Grand Jury.
It is imperative that all defendants on bond and their attorneys appear for Term Day. The purpose of Term Day is to set Circuit Court trial dates and to set them within the term of court and not beyond.
Bench warrants will be issued for those defendants who fail to appear on Term Day. Individuals incarcerated for charges pending at Grand Jury, and who already have a trial date scheduled, will not appear for Term Day. If it is necessary to set a trial date for a person incarcerated, the Clerk's Office will notify the Sheriff's Office so the defendant will be brought to the Term Day proceeding.
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