Idaho Supreme Court issues order impacting court proceedings

by Keisha Oxendine
| March 23, 2020 6:24 PM

On March 23, 2020, the Idaho Supreme Court issued an amended Order which provides that all in-person appearances or civil and criminal dockets shall be excused, with the exception of emergency matters, child protection hearings, domestic violence hearings, and evidentiary hearings in criminal cases. If a hearing must be held, judges are encouraged to allow for telephonic or video technology.

No juries will be called in for the time being, and all criminal jury trials scheduled between March 25, 2020, and April 30, 2020, will be continued. At this time, Shoshone County court personnel have begun the process of evaluating which cases this applies to and will be issuing amended notices in an effort to comply with this Order.

If you have questions about your court date, please contact your attorney or the court clerk’s office at (208) 752-1266. At this time, our office is continuing to staff personnel within our office as court documents and other criminal prosecution functions must be conducted. Public Safety is our number one concern, and we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and advise our elected officials during these times.

We are devoted to your safety and the health of our community. If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case, and need assistance or have questions about a scheduled court proceedings, please do not hesitate to contact us at (208) 752-1106 or