Update: As of June 20, the Council rescinded the emergency bail schedule and the deadline extensions for arraignments.
On April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council of California adopted temporary—but sweeping—emergency rules to suspend court hearings, extend deadlines, and utilize available technology to conduct judicial proceedings.
Changes that will affect criminal proceedings include:
These emergency rules are in addition to emergency orders already in place suspending jury trials, delaying deadlines for speedy trials, and extending deadlines for pretrial hearings. Continue to check the court’s website for new, amended, and rescinded emergency orders.
Updated: June 24, 2020