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Seattle Municipal Court implements virtual hearings for more out-of-custody arraignments, suspends jury trials through May 21, 2021

Seattle Municipal Court’s (SMC’s) Intake calendar, where many out-of-custody arraignments are held, will resume on March 3, 2021, with all hearings conducted virtually in accordance with General Administrative Order 2021-01. The court has been holding virtual out-of-custody arraignment hearings for mental health court, domestic violence, and driving under the influence… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Municipal Court requires remote hearings for most out-of-custody criminal and infraction cases

Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is requiring remote hearings for most out-of-custody criminal cases and infraction hearings, effective Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until further order of the court. People with criminal or contested infraction hearings will attend their hearing by video or by phone. Non-contested infraction hearings will continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle Municipal Court FAQ on court business during COVID-19

Seattle Municipal Court offers virtual hearings. Please handle your court business online or by phone to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Disputing a ticket To request a hearing to contest or mitigate your ticket, follow the instructions on the back of your ticket and submit it… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Municipal Court suspends jury trials and some out of custody arraignments until early 2021

Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Seattle and King County, Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is suspending jury trials through March 3, 2021, in accordance with General Administrative Order 2020-13. Out of custody arraignment appearances set for Intake hearings in Courtroom 302 are also suspended until February 3,… [ Keep reading ]