"Defendant's Waiver of Physical Presence" - Massachusetts

Defendant's Waiver of Physical Presence is a legal document that was released by the Massachusetts Superior Court - a government authority operating within Massachusetts.

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Defendant's Waiver of
Trial Court of Massachusetts
DOCKET NUMBER
Physical Presence
1
The Superior Court
CASE NAME:
Clerk of Courts
Commonwealth
VS.
County
COURT NAME & ADDRESS
I, the defendant in this action, state as follows:
1. I have had the opportunity to consult with my attorney about participating in this hearing by telephone or video
conference rather than in person.
2. My attorney has explained to me my right to be physically present at this hearing and has answered all of my
questions to my satisfaction.
3. I understand that I have the option to refuse to have this hearing conducted by telephone or video conference and
can have it in person, but that if I choose to have it in person, the hearing will be delayed until the court
determines that an in-person hearing can be conducted safely, in light of risks associated with COVID-19, and
that the court cannot tell me now when such a future in-person hearing would occur.
4. I have decided to waive my right to be physically present at this hearing and to proceed by telephone or video
conference, and that it is in my best interests to do so.
5. I understand that any hearing conducted by telephone or video conference is as binding on me as if it were
conducted in person.
Date
Print Name of Defendant
Signature of Defendant
Date
Attorney for Defendant
BBO Number
1
Execution of this form is required for any proceeding for which a defendant has a right to be physically present but wishes to waive that right.
AOSC 5/20
Defendant's Waiver of
Trial Court of Massachusetts
DOCKET NUMBER
Physical Presence
1
The Superior Court
CASE NAME:
Clerk of Courts
Commonwealth
VS.
County
COURT NAME & ADDRESS
I, the defendant in this action, state as follows:
1. I have had the opportunity to consult with my attorney about participating in this hearing by telephone or video
conference rather than in person.
2. My attorney has explained to me my right to be physically present at this hearing and has answered all of my
questions to my satisfaction.
3. I understand that I have the option to refuse to have this hearing conducted by telephone or video conference and
can have it in person, but that if I choose to have it in person, the hearing will be delayed until the court
determines that an in-person hearing can be conducted safely, in light of risks associated with COVID-19, and
that the court cannot tell me now when such a future in-person hearing would occur.
4. I have decided to waive my right to be physically present at this hearing and to proceed by telephone or video
conference, and that it is in my best interests to do so.
5. I understand that any hearing conducted by telephone or video conference is as binding on me as if it were
conducted in person.
Date
Print Name of Defendant
Signature of Defendant
Date
Attorney for Defendant
BBO Number
1
Execution of this form is required for any proceeding for which a defendant has a right to be physically present but wishes to waive that right.
AOSC 5/20