Criminal court cases suspended over COVID-19 are reset

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 16, 2020 4:29 PM CT | Published: March 16, 2020 10:24 AM CT

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Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court has reset court hearings suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Sessions clerk’s office emailed the reset dates on Monday, March 16. The court cases applies to defendants who are currently not in custody.

Last week, the state Supreme court issued an order stating that most-in person court proceedings were suspended because of COVID-19. The suspension applies to appellate, trial general sessions, juvenile and city courts. The suspension will last until March 31.

If you have a criminal court case in Divisions 1-10 the cases have been reset for week of April 20 through May 5.

Court Date Reset Date
March 16 April 20
March 17 April 21
March 18 April 22
March 19 April 23
March 20 April 24
March 21 April 25
March 22 April 26
March 23 April 27
March 24 April 28
March 25 April 29
March 26 April 30
March 27 May 1
March 28 May 2
March 29 May 3
March 30 May 4
March 31 May 5


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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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