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2020 State of Emergency 3/16/2020 Order – Amends and Supersedes 3/13/2020 State of Emergency Order Re: the Criminal Division

Mar 17, 2020

THIRD CIRCUIT COURT

AMENDED/UPDATE TO

STATE OF EMERGENCY

CRIMINAL DIVISION

       In further compliance with Governor Whitmer’s declared state of emergency, and Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-1 and pursuant to Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny, the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan (Third Circuit Court) shall remain open to address essential operations. 

      The following will be in effect from March 16, 2020 through April 3, 2020:

  • Arraignments on the information for defendant’s currently in the Wayne County Jail will be held in Courtrooms 302 and 304 in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.

    Courtrooms 602 and 603 in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice will conduct:

  • Probation violation arraignments for defendants in the Wayne County Jail;
  • Bench warrant arraignments for defendants in the Wayne County Jail;
  • Sentencings for defendants in the Wayne County Jail;
  • From March 16, 2020 through April 3, 2020 only two interested parties for the prosecution and two from the defense will be permitted to attend a defendant’s sentencing.This action is being taken to enhance social distancing and protect the health of litigants, court staff and the public;
  • ALL trials (jury and bench) from March 17 – April 3, 2020 except those in progress on March 16, 2020 are adjourned.
  • Please be advised that Clerk operations will be staffed to handle essential services identified in the Court’s Declaration of a State of Emergency.Non-essential operations will be processed as staffing levels permit.
  • In the interest of public health, the public is encouraged not to attend court proceedings unless necessary.The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is authorized to remove, from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, anyone entering the Courthouse demonstrating symptoms of illness.
  • Any inquiries about essential services may be directed to the Deputy Court Administrator’s Office at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, (313) 224-2437.

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