When will Donald Trump be tried? Here are all the court dates

Donald Trump's 2024 calendar is quickly filling up with court dates to match his plethora of criminal charges and civil lawsuits.

The former president and his legal team are preparing for a busy year as they try to avoid multiple trial dates as Mr Trump continues his 2024 presidential campaign.

So far, Trump has been criminally indicted four times — two of them at the federal level and two at the state level. This is on top of two civil lawsuits involving the former president in New York.

Although Mr. Trump's legal team has continually pushed judges to delay trial dates until after the 2024 election, nearly all of the dates for his criminal charges have been set for next spring.

Here are Mr. Trump's trial dates so far.

October 2, 2023 – The Trump Organization civil suit trial begins

In a civil suit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Mr. Trump and his company, The Trump Organization, are accused of making false or misleading asset values ​​in financial statements.

This trial, under the supervision of Judge Arthur Engoron in New York.

January 15, 2024 – Civil lawsuit filed by Jean Carroll against Trump

Mr. Trump is set to go on trial, again, against E. Gene Carroll early next year.

This time, the case will only concern Ms. Carroll's claims that Mr. Trump defamed her in 2019 after she was accused of rape.

Judge Lewis Kaplan will preside over the case in New York.

US Magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York


March 4, 2024 – Federal election interference trial begins

This trial concerns the four federal criminal charges against Trump related to his alleged involvement in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election results and the January 6 uprising.

Trump is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstruction and conspiracy to obstruct official proceedings, and conspiracy against rights. The former president had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case was brought by special counsel Jack Smith after a years-long investigation into the Capitol attack, which was fueled by the former president's false allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Judge Tanya Chutkan is presiding over the case in Washington DC.

Donald Trump claimed to have witnessed “filth” and “rot” in Washington after his August 3 deposition

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March 25, 2024 – Hush-money payment trial begins

In April, Mr. Trump became the first sitting or former president to be criminally indicted after he was indicted on 34 counts related to falsifying business records in Manhattan criminal court.

The charges stem from an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleging that Trump tried to cover up payments he made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 to hush up allegations of an extramarital affair.

At his arraignment, Trump pleaded not guilty to all 34 charges.

Judge Juan Merchan is presiding over this case in New York.

Former President Donald Trump sits at the defense table with his legal team in a Manhattan court April 4, 2023, in New York


May 20, 2024 – Testing of federally classified documents begins

The former president was charged federally again in June, this time over the alleged mishandling of sensitive government documents that Trump took with him to his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home after leaving the White House in 2021.

Trump was initially indicted on 37 criminal charges, including violating a section of the Espionage Act for allegedly illegally retaining top secret documents containing national security information.

Three other charges were added to the original charges in a superseding indictment. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 40 charges.

Trump was indicted along with two of his former aides.

Judge Aileen Cannon is presiding over this case in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a press conference following his court appearance on an alleged “low money” payment, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 4, 2023.

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? – Election case of Georgia

Trump was also indicted in Fulton County by District Attorney Fannie Willis for his alleged involvement in efforts to sway the 2020 election in Georgia along with 18 co-defendants.

The former president was charged with violating the RICO Act along with 12 other counts.

A trial date has not yet been set. Trump and his co-defendants were expected in court on September 6 for their arraignment before Judge Scott McAfee.

But on August 31, Mr Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges and recused himself from testifying – a move which means he can now avoid what was expected to be his first televised hearing.