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Coronavirus

Taylorsville Justice Court Judge issues notices on court operations during COVID-19 outbreak

Court Operations
Post Date:03/23/2020 8:50 p.m.

gavelTaylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan has issued a series of orders  and notices aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The actions govern immediate and pending court operations and proceedings.

View a public notice summarizing the requirements.

The order, dated March 22, can be read in full here.

And instructions to participate in hearings electronically can be viewed here.

Among the specifications:

  • Jury trials have been rescheduled to no earlier than June 1.
  • Hearings will be conducted through remote transmission, by telephone or video conferencing.
  • Traffic cases, excluding DUI or reckless driving charges, will be rescheduled to no earlier than Oct. 1.
  • Domestic violence cases will still be heard on the next available calendar, although conducted remotely.
  • Small claims hearings will be rescheduled to no earlier than June 1.
  • In keeping with gathering restrictions, no more than 10 people are allowed to be in the courtroom at a time.
  • Payment of fines and fees is secondary in importance to preventing the spread of the virus.

Find more information about the Taylorsville Justice Court on our Court/Law page.

 

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