THIRD DISTRICT COURT CANCELS CRIMINAL TRIALS FOR 14 DAYS
District Court – Because of the Public Health Order issued March 19, 2020, by Salt Lake County, State of Utah, the following is ORDERED:
1 – For the next 14 days ALL criminal calendars, hearings and trials are canceled. By the end of the 14 day period, an evaluation will be conducted determining whether this stay will be continued.
2 – For all criminal matters scheduled through April 3, 2020, the jail and prison transports are cancelled and no attorneys will appear at the courthouse. All out-of-custody defendants will be given another hearing date 60-90 days out and the clerk will send notice of the new date. If the defendant appears in person, they will be given the new date and asked to leave the courthouse.
3 – Beginning Friday, March 27th, 2020, we will attempt to proceed remotely. The jail will assign each judge a time slot whereby that judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and defendant will all communicate remotely. The details will follow.
Signed, Judge Mark Kouris, Presiding Judge, Third District Court