Pitt County Criminal District Court Attendance Policy 2021January 7, 2021 – Published by Robinson Law Firm
On December 14th, the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court entered an Emergency Directive suspending non-essential in-person court proceedings for 30 days. This Directive expires on January 13th. As such, Criminal District Court proceedings in Pitt County will resume on January 14th.
On January 5th, Judge Galen Braddy, the Chief District Court Judge for Pitt County, entered an Administrative Rule for the personal attendance of those individuals having business in the Criminal District Court proceedings of Pitt County on and after January 14th. This Rule will be effective through June of 2021, unless subsequently modified. To minimize the number of individuals in the District courtroom, maintain social distancing and comply with courtroom capacity restrictions, the following attendance policy for Criminal District Court will apply. Your admittance time is based on your last name. Individual defendants whose last name begins with the letters ”A through M” should report to District Court on your scheduled court date at 9:00 o’clock am. Individual defendants whose last name begins with the letters “N through Z” should report to District Court on your scheduled court date at 2:00 o’clock pm. If you are a witness for or against a defendant, your admittance time will also be based on the last name of the defendant.
If you have any questions about your court date or we can assist you in anyway, please give us a call today. The Robinson Law Firm, P.A. (252) 758- 4100.
Click below to read the full Administrative Rule by Chief District Court Judge Galen Braddy.
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