Federal Way Municipal Court to reschedule hearings to prevent spread of COVID-19

Federal Way Municipal Court to reschedule hearings to prevent spread of COVID-19

The court is rescheduling hearings to take place after May 1 unless the case involves a threat to public safety.

Federal Way Municipal Court is rescheduling hearings to take place after May 1 unless the case involves a threat to public safety or if there is prejudice to the parties.

Court operations will continue as normal for cases involving domestic violence, driving under the influence, physical control, and for all in custody cases. Other provisions to the order include:

Probation will meet with people via telephone or email, but defendants on drug and alcohol monitoring will continue to report to the court in person as required by probation.

In all other cases, the court will be rescheduling due dates for payments have also been extended 90 days.

The court is working on eliminating jury trials, but there are due process considerations so the court will not know the status of jury trials until March 26, according to a press release from the city. Jurors should check the call-in line at 253-835-3001 for updates.

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