Monday, 16 March 2020 12:30

201 Poplar Coronavirus Update

March 16, 2020 – In light of the health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the criminal justice system at 201 Poplar will be functioning much differently over the next few weeks, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Major changes will include:
*Out-of-custody defendants with cases in General Sessions and/or Criminal Court will have their cases reset automatically to the corresponding day of the week of April 20, 2020, through May 5, 2020. You do not need to appear at 201 Poplar. Here is the updated schedule.  
*In-custody cases are top priority and will be handled as usual.
*There will be no jury trials until further notice.
*The Shelby County Grand Jury will not meet until further notice.
*If you are a victim or a witness subpoenaed by the DA’s office, someone from the DA’s office will contact you. If you have not been contacted within a day of your ordered appearance, please call 901-222-1300 and ask for the Victim Witness Unit.
Other important numbers to keep:
General Sessions Criminal Court Clerk – 901-222-3500 
Criminal Court Clerk – 901-222-3200