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Larimer County Notice Regarding Court Operations Related to Covid-19
All jury trials, with the exception of criminal trials facing imminent speedy trial deadlines, scheduled through May 15, 2020, are vacated and will need to be reset. For scheduled criminal trials, counsel and defendant shall appear at the time and place scheduled for trial.
Except for the essential proceedings set forth in 3.c. below and with the additional exceptions as noted in 3.d. and 3.e., ALL APPEARANCES, TRIALS, HEARINGS, OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS SCHEDULED THROUGH MAY 15, 2020, ARE HEREBY VACATED AND CONTINUED. All parties and counsel shall contact the appropriate division if the case is assigned to a division or, if the case is not assigned to a division or if you are uncertain of the division assignment, contact the clerk’s office to reschedule. The divisions may also initiate rescheduling.
The following essential proceedings shall continue to be conducted without limitation:
i. Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and permanent protection order hearings;
ii. Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders and hearings on emergency risk protection orders;
iii. Crim.P. Rule 5 advisement for incarcerated persons and the initial setting of bail;
iv. Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke probation involving an incarcerated defendant;
v. Proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants including bond-related matters and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals;
vi. Detention hearings for juvenile delinquency cases;
vii. Shelter hearings in dependency and neglect cases or other juvenile proceedings;
viii. Petitions for appointment of an emergency guardian and/or special conservator;
ix. Hearings on motions to restrict parenting time and parental abduction prevention;
x. Emergency mental health proceedings.
Information taken from https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Custom.cfm?District_ID=8&Page_ID=885
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