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CT Courts and Police Operations Changes Amid COVID-19

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“CT courts and police are making changes to their everyday services to reduce the spread of the virus”

 

Today there is unrest and uncertainty in the world. We are facing changes in our lives by the hour. Times are even more difficult for those who have a loved one in prison. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus the state started to follow CDC guidelines, limiting the number of people inside courthouses and now they are implementing the closing of all courts twice a week. CT Police have set up online processes and restricted entrance to the public in general. Instead, local police are asking residents to call first.

Starting April 14 of 2020, all Connecticut courts will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. 

Anyone entering a CT Court is required to wear a cloth face-covering, see more details.

CT Courts & Police Operations UPDATED

CT Police and Courts: Social Distancing Amid COVID-19 Coronavirus

The most important thing to know for those with a pending criminal case and upcoming court hearings is the following:

“Connecticut Courts started a process to continue cases due to COVID-19”

What does this mean?

This means your court date may have been changed due to the virus outbreak in our state.

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Hartford Superior Court

PLEASE READ: Only some cases are being continued to find out if yours is one of them, visit the link below and enter your last name and first initial to open and see your next court date.

There are cases that are being heard and will continue to do so. DO NOT ASSUME your court date has changed unless you find a new court date on your docket. If you need help, call our bail agents, we’ll be happy to help. Contact 3-D Bail Bonds agents at 860-247-2245 or call toll-free 800-570-5544. We answer the phones 24 hours a day.

UPDATED: April 3, 2020, See official source link.

List of CT Courts that remain open (UPDATED 4/9/20)

  • Fairfield Judicial District Superior Court, 1061 Main Street, Bridgeport 06604
  • Hartford Judicial District Geographical Area 14 at Hartford 101 Lafayette Street, Hartford 06106
  • New Britain Judicial District 20 Franklin Square, New Britain 06051
  • New London Judicial District 70 Huntington Street, New London 06320
  • New Haven Judicial District 235 Church Street New Haven CT 06510
  • Waterbury Judicial District Geographical Area 4 at Waterbury 400 Grand Street, Waterbury 06702

Current CT Courts Closed

  • Ansonia-Milford Judicial District 14 West River Street, Milford 06460 – CLOSED AS OF 4/9
  • Danbury Judicial District 146 White Street, Danbury 06810 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse 50 Field Street, Torrington 06790 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Middlesex Judicial District 1 Court Street, Middletown 06457 – CLOSED AS OF 4/1
  • Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District 123 Hoyt Street, Stamford 06905 CLOSED AS OF 4/1
  • Tolland Judicial District Geographical Area 19 at Rockville 20 Park Street, Rockville 06066 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Windham Judicial District Geographical Area 11 at Danielson 120 School St., Danielson 06239 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27

Connecticut Juvenile Courts Open During COVID-19

  • Juvenile Matters Hartford Superior Court for Juvenile Matters 920 Broad Street, Hartford
  • Superior Court Juvenile Matters at New Haven 60 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport

See CT bail bonds resources here:

Norwich Bulletin shared a detailed update about some court closings. See the article here.

All arraignments that would usually be heard in Danielson and Norwich courts will take place at the Huntington St. Courthouse in New London also known as New London JD court.

See information regarding all Connecticut courts here.

Local Police & State Police Operations Have Changed to Protect First Responders and Public in General Amid COVID-19

ct local policeLocal police and Connecticut State police are implementing social distancing by limiting the exposure to residents in general. Connecticut State Police (CSP) announced that administrative and healthcare fingerprinting services will not be available until further notice. You can learn more here.

Many if not all local police departments are asking to call them first to evaluate the need of you coming to the police department. If you are required to come in, there are many questions they will ask.

New London police placed a statement with the following on their Facebook page:

Our dispatchers will further screen calls for service by asking some additional questions of persons that are requesting police/fire/EMS services.

o Are you sick?

o Are you feverish?

o Do you have a dry cough?

o Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?

o Have you been in recent contact with anyone with COVID-19/Coronavirus?

All these guidelines are being implemented to protect our law enforcement personnel and to minimize the spread of the virus. Many CT police departments have followed with the same set of questions prior to making direct contact with residents. 

REMEMBER: Most police departments have placed notices on the front door stating to call first. Lobby entrances are restricted until further notice.

Willimantic police entrance noticeposting bail willimantic

 

Find more details about the latest executive order from Governor Lamont below:

NED LAMONT EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7E 

Find the latest information about COVID-19 and CT prisons and stay informed during these trying times.

Stay tuned with 3-D Bail Bonds daily updates on Facebook and Twitter. We continue to serve the community 24 hours a day, seven days. When you need to bail someone out, rest assured that your local agents will do everything possible to help. Find our Connecticut locations and local bail bondsmen online or call us.

 

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