Courts around north Alabama suspending court dates, trials

Courts around north Alabama suspending court dates, trials
Madison County Courthouse (Source: Madison Co. Circuit Court Clerk)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison and Limestone County courts are suspending jury trials and some other proceedings because of COVID-19. Madison’s Municipal Court is also suspending it’s March trial dates.

COUNTY COURT SYSTEMS:

MADISON COUNTY:

Madison County jury trials beginning March 23rd are suspended and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Madison County traffic and small claims dockets beginning March 16th are also suspended.

Any person who is ill or experiencing respiratory problems or fever is also ordered not to attend any court hearing, trial, or proceeding. These restrictions also apply to anyone who traveled outside the U.S. in the last 30 days. The order applies to attorneys, parties, witnesses, law enforcement, visitors, or probation. You should contact the appropriate judge if this applies to you. If you need contact information for your judge, call 256-532-3641.

These orders will remain in effect indefinitely.

LIMESTONE COUNTY:

All Limestone County court proceedings, including jury trials, are suspend until further notice. Thus will continue up to and include May 1.

Jurors who have been summoned are excused.

The courthouse will remain open to handle protection from abuse cases, emergency juvenile cases, time-sensitive cases and matters that can be handled without undue health risks.

MUNICIPAL COURT SYSTEMS:

DECATUR MUNICIPAL COURT:

Decatur Municipal Court has temporarily postponed scheduled court dockets at this time.

Those who need to make a payment may do so remotely in several ways:

  • Online: www.decaturalpayments.com
  • By phone: 1-888-912-1535
  • By mail: P.O. Box 488 Decatur, AL 35602 (Attention: Decatur Municipal Court)

Any necessary in-person contact may be conducted at: 300 Cain Street NE, Decatur, AL 35601 or (256) 341-4676.

The city of Decatur Municipal Court will provide updates regarding rescheduling current dockets as soon as possible.

FALKVILLE MUNICIPAL COURT:

Falkville Municipal Court has canceled all court dates for March and April. If you have a case it will be reset to May 18th, 2020.

MADISON MUNICIPAL COURT:

  • Remaining March court dates rescheduled to the following:
  • March 19, 2020 court date will be continued to May 14, 2020
  • March 20, 2020 court date will be continued to May 15, 2020
  • March 26, 2020 court date will be continued to May 21, 2020
  • March 27, 2020 court date will be continued to May 22, 2020

The same court times will apply for the rescheduled May dates. For example – If you were scheduled for March 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., your new court date is May 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Defensive Driving School for March 18, 2020 will also be rescheduled for May 13,2020.

Anyone having any questions, should contact the Court at 256-772-5617.

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