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DISTRICT COURT NOTICE
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY - COVID 19 PANDEMICTHE DISTRICT COURT IS CLOSED UNITL APRIL 6, 2020BY ORDER OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
MANDATORY CASES HEARD DAILY     BAIL REVIEWS
     BENC
H WARRANTS     BODY ATTACHMENTS
     
EMERGENCY EVALUATION PETITION
     
QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION VIOLATIONS
ACCESS LIMITED TO LAWYERS, LITIGANTS FOR THESE CASES AND CREDENTIALED MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ONLY
EMERGENCY CASES HEARD IN THE COURT’S DISCRETION     DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS     CRIMINAL COMPETENCY
     
MOTIONS REGARDING
          
EXTREME RISK PROTECTIVE ORDERS
          
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS/CUSTODY/GUNS/VACATE HOME
          
PEACE ORDERS
          
CONTEMPT HEARINGS-PEACE AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS
          
MATTERS FOR LOCALLY INCARCERATED DEFENDANTS
YOU MAY FILE A REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY HEARING/RULING:     PROVIDE PHONE CONTACT.
     
A CASE MAY BE BY PHONE OR REMOTE VIDEO (SKYPE OR ZOOM, ETC.)
     
A CASE MAY BE AFTER THE EMERGENCY PERIOD HAS ENDED
     
A CASE MAY BE DECIDED WITHOUT A HEARING
     **THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS CLOSED**
FILING PLEADINGS                                    
US MAIL                                                         DROP BOX 8:30 AM-4:30 PM* M-F                COMMISSIONER-4:30 PM-8:30 AM & SAT/SUN  
MAKING PAYMENTS
US MAIL
DROP BOX 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM*M-FONLINE – 24 HOURS

ALL OTHER CASES ARE CONTINUED AND WILL BE RESET BY MAIL
NO BENCH WARRANT WILL ISSUED
QUESTIONS – CALL 301-563-8800 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
COMMISSIONERS OFFICES ARE OPENRockville - 191 E. Jefferson Street -- OPEN 24/7/365Central Processing Unit - 1307 Seven Locks Rd -- OPEN 24/7/365Silver Spring – 8552 Second Avenue -- OPEN 8AM-12AM DAILY
GO TO THE COMMISSIONERS OFFICE TO:
     
FILE FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES     INITIAL APPEARANCE ADVICE OF RIGHTS     POST BAIL/BOND
     
SATISFY A BENCH WARRANT
     
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION
     
PEACE ORDER PROTECTION
     
EXTREME RISK PROTECTIVE ORDER PROTECTION
*AVOID GROUPS OF OVER 10 PEOPLE
*REMAIN 6 FEET AWAY FROM OTHERS
*IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND YOU ARE SAFE, GO HOME & CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR
     
RUNNY NOSE
     
SORE THROAT
     
COUGH
     
FEVER
     
DIFFICULTY BREATHING
CALL 911 FOR EMERGENCY HELP
Patricia Mitchell
District Six Administrative Judge
3.19.2020
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