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Criminal COVID-19 Information

Criminal Court are open at this time and you must come to court unless you have received a notice with a new court date. The Court is taking a variety of active steps to keep court users safe. People who are fully vaccinated may enter any courthouse without a face covering. Unvaccinated people are required to wear a face covering in the courthouse at all times.

Remote Hearings

Attorneys and other justice partners may attend court remotely using a computer or devise during the COVID-19 Response. The Court has distributed information to local justice partners about accessing hearings remotely. If you are an attorney or a justice partner, and you need information about appearing for a hearing remotely, click here to locate remote appearance information.

Courts must receive the consent of the defendant to conduct a proceeding remotely and otherwise comply with Emergency Rule #5 of the Judicial Council's April 6, 2020 Emergency Rules. It is the responsibility of each defendant's attorney to obtain consent and provide it to the Court. The following local form are provided here for this purpose:

Local Form SUPCV 321 (Penal Code 977)

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