RESCHEDULING COURT DATES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events, the Supreme Court of Texas First Emergency Order Regarding The COVID-19 State of Disaster issued on March 13, 2020, and out of a concern for public health, safety and well-being, County Court at Law No. 2 is extending its cancellation of all criminal, juvenile, probate and/or civil dockets through May 8, 2020.
However, all criminal cases will need to be reset in accordance with County Court at Law No. 2 policy and procedure. To ensure the health and safety of court staff and the public, the Court has adopted the following procedure:
You may not meet with the Court Coordinator without scheduling a meeting. Capiases will not be issued during this time. All resets for the missed dockets must be completed by June 2, 2020, or scheduled with the Court Coordinator by that date. This reset policy does not apply to the Court’s juvenile dockets. Those cases will be rolled until after May 8, 2020. The attorney of record and/or the juvenile’s family will be contacted by Juvenile Probation Office Crystal San Martin to schedule the court setting.
If you have questions please contact Candi Hooper, Court Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further, in order to ensure our judicial system continues to function, County Court at Law No. 2 will continue to hear Essential Judicial Proceedings (magistrate, juvenile detention hearings, misdemeanor jail docket, and civil mental health commitments) and matters deemed an emergency by the Court. These matters will be scheduled through the Court Coordinator or Probate Auditor, with the exception of the magistrate docket. Any in-court participants will be screened in accordance with CDC guidance. If a person is experiencing any symptoms, such as fever, cough, and body aches they will not be allowed entry into the courtroom. The Court will assess each matter on a case by case basis.
We ask that the public be patient and understanding for any inconvenience these changes may cause. The Court is following all CDC and Texas Supreme Court guidance. These measures are in place for the public’s safety and court personnel safety.
Continue to look to the Court’s website for further details and information. It is highly likely that the cancellation of dockets will extend past April 10, 2020.
* If a defendant, attorney or any litigant is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been self-quarantined/home isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines, you may not appear in person with the Court Coordinator. Please contact the Court Coordinator to discuss your options.
**Electronic Transmission of resets is preferred by the Court.
Honorable Jeffrey A. McMeans, JudgeOffice Address
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Courtroom 2B
Richmond, TX. 77469
County Court at Law No.2
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX. 77469