Coronavirus Outbreak Effecting Some Court Deadlines???


With the outbreak of the coronavirus many governmental agencies are also having to shift and make changes adjusting to the times. According to nbc6news.com

"The Supreme Court issued a statement saying the virus outbreak has made jury trials unsafe at the moment. No jury trials will be held until at least July 2.

“In-person jury trials pose a special hazard because they can expose jurors and other courtroom participants to a risk of infection. Future extensions will be considered if needed,” the statement said.

For first-degree murder cases, the new order suspends until July 2 some requirements for in-person preliminary hearings and a requirement that defendants be automatically released from custody if prosecutors are unable to file charges within 40 days."