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COVID-19 Outbreak & San Diego Courts: What About Your Court Appearance?
Despite the global coronavirus outbreak, the courts remain open and your trusted criminal defense lawyer is just a call away!
Here at Monder Criminal Lawyer Group, we will remain at your service for consultation and criminal defense during this difficult time. Our office hours will not be affected by the coronavirus situation.
The coronavirus pandemic has left the state authorities with no choice but to take radical steps and preventative measures for the purpose of bringing outbreaks under control. In accordance with the latest state health guidelines, gathering in large crowds should be avoided unless in case of necessity. This is the only way to break the cycle and keep the virus from spreading.
Here in San Diego, the prophylactic measures have affected schools and churches, government and cultural institutions, entertainment and sports venues, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, but what about the courtrooms?
For the time being, courtrooms throughout San Diego County will remain open. Although civil trials will be delayed for 30 days, jury duty may be postponed in some cases and some other exceptions will apply, pending court approval, it will be business as usual for the most part.
To help contain the coronavirus from spreading, there will be added protective measures: hand sanitizing stations installed throughout most courtrooms with strict adherence to the latest cleaning and disinfection guidelines.
But if you are facing criminal charges and have a court hearing scheduled, the COVID-19 situation might add to your concerns regarding the outcome of your case. Can the coronavirus outbreak hurt your chances of getting the best possible defense? Not if you give us a call. Criminal attorney Vik Monder and his team are here to provide you with the best defense for your case. You are not alone.
At this point, solidarity is key and we all have to act in the best interest of the whole community. As long as we all act responsibly, we can go on with our daily lives as usual. The same applies to scheduled court appearances. Individuals who experience any flu-like symptoms should contact a health provider immediately, and if scheduled to appear at court, they should contact the court beforehand.
As federal and state authorities work hard to contain the spread of Covid-19, the best we can do as individuals is take measures to protect ourselves and those around us. It’s important to raise awareness among the people around us that the actual risk of contracting the virus remains low if we follow the WHO guidelines on sanitation and health.
This is easier said than done since panic over the situation seems to intensify by the hour, due in no small part to the effect of fake news on social networking sites and the media-fueled hysteria. We need to rely on trusted sources and authorities instead and act accordingly. In that spirit, our team here at Monder Criminal Lawyer Group will leave no room for uncertainty or doubt in your mind as to the competence and professionalism of your attorney.
When preparing to fight your charges, we will put our best effort into building you a strong defense and providing you with the much-needed reassurance at this critical time. We’re in this together.