Circuit court terms begin the second Tuesday in January, April, July, and October, and court convenes at 9 a.m. Grand juries are convened on the second and fourth Tuesday in January, April, July, and October. If you are appealing to Montgomery Circuit Court, misdemeanor appeals are pre-set with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s secretary for the second day of term. If you’ve retained a defense attorney for your appeal, he or she will likely coordinate with the Commonwealth’s Attorney to handle this.
To request a continuance in Montgomery Circuit Court, contact your defense attorney to initiate the request. If you have elected not to hire representation, you can write a letter to the judge who is handling your case with the reason for a continuance request.
If your case has been certified to a grand jury and you’re represented by a defense attorney, you do not need to be present for the grand jury. However, if you’re not represented, you must be present.
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