Unless upon good cause shown the court in its discretion has ruled otherwise, the prosecuting attorney shall be present at all arraignments in all cases, all bond settings in felony cases, and all first hearings in juvenile cases. No trial of any such case will be conducted without the prosecuting entity being represented by a prosecutor. The court will not act as a prosecutor, nor will any law enforcement representative or any other nonattorney be permitted to act as a prosecutor. In all cases, the prosecuting attorney shall obtain the defendant's criminal history and provide the same to the court and the defendant prior to the setting of any bond or the imposing of any sentence.
Rule 31 amended April 1998. Renumbered and codified as § 6-1431, effective July 18, 2008.