All proceedings in criminal and penal cases must be referred to the judge responsible for the division.
The criminal and penal practice chamber sits once a month on a Monday, using a pre-established schedule. In cases of urgency, motions may be presented to the judge sitting in civil practice division, on Mondays after notice has been given to the judge’s assistant. For all emergencies, the parties can communicate with the coordinating judge or the coordinating judge’s assistant.
Three or four times every year, at pre-established dates, a session to open the term is held, at which all the cases requiring a trial with judge and jury are scheduled.