Criminal COVID-19 Information
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: