Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on March 17, how the District Attorney’s Office will continue to perform its essential functions during the current corona virus outbreak.
“The District Attorney’s Office is currently coordinating with our law enforcement partners to ensure that police agencies continue to receive around the clock assistance with respect to search warrants, investigations, arraignments and other emergency applications,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Our staff is in constant contact with the Emergency Operations Center monitoring events, and consulting with County Executive Neuhaus and other emergency management officials. We are taking all steps possible to protect the public and our staff during this critical stage of the coronavirus response.”
All County Courts and City Courts have limited their courtroom operations to primarily handle arraignments, matters involving orders of protection, and applications dealing with whether a defendant should continue to remain in custody. We are discussing with the courts, and with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, conferencing cases by video or by telephone to limit in-person contact. Most of our Town and Village Justice Courts have adjourned their proceedings to later dates.