Why was my hearing vacated?
There are many reasons that a hearing may be vacated. It is important to understand that being vacated is not the same as being dismissed. Vacated cases are often refiled (reactivated). In some cases, the prosecutor vacates the case so that he or she can present it to the Grand Jury for indictment. Other times, they vacate a case simply because they are anticipating that additional charges will be forthcoming and they want to consolidate the matters.

If you are out of custody, you should receive a letter advising of the date of your next court hearing. While your case is pending, it is very important to keep the court and the Public Defender’s Office updated with current contact information.

If you are in custody, you can contact us at 602-506-7711 to confirm that a new court date has been set.

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1. How do I get a Public Defender?
2. When will I meet with my Public Defender?
3. How can I help my attorney?
4. What type of cases does the Public Defender’s office handle?
5. Why was I told to contact your office within in 2 days of being released from jail?
6. Where and when can I get a copy of my police report?
7. What is a preliminary hearing?
8. What happens at the Initial Pretrial Conference?
9. Why was my hearing vacated?
10. Who has a right to file a notice of appeal?
11. How much time do I have to file a notice of appeal from a Superior Court case?
12. Who files the notice of appeal?
13. Who has a right to file a PCR (petition for post-conviction relief)?
14. How much time do I have to file a PCR?
15. I missed my court hearing, what do I do?
16. Can I get my attorney right now because I want to get my bond reduced?
17. How often should I expect to hear from my attorney?
18. I was told my case was “Scratched.” What does that mean?