Maybe. In some jurisdictions of you have an attorney your appearance at the arraignment can be waived. For your trial date you can only have an attorney appear for you if the attorney has filed a motion with the Judge and gotten permission for you to be excused from court. You will also have to sign a form authorizing the attorney to appear for you in court. Some jurisdictions allow an attorney to appear for you on some charges like Reckless Driving so call us and we can advise you about the county where you are facing a charge.