Ask To Attend Court Using Phone Or Computer Frequently Asked Questions
What does a Motion For Virtual Or Telephonic Appearance Do?
A Motion For Telephonic or Virtual Appearance asks the court if a person can use a phone or computer to attend a hearing, instead of going to the courthouse.
Does asking the court to let a person attend by phone or computer automatically mean a person does not have to go to the courthouse?
No. Only an Order signed by the judge can change whether a person needs to go to the courthouse at the schedule day and time of a hearing. If an Order does not change how a person can attend the hearing, then a person should show up to court on the date and time listed on the court order.
If a person wants to ask to attend by phone or computer, when should they ask?
A person should ask the court to change how a person attends a hearing as soon as possible. Make sure to check local rules for time requirements. Indiana Local Rules of Court