Update from Scott Reilly on COVID-19 (The Coronavirus)

March 18, 2020 Update for Catawba County:

Catawba County First Appearance Courts scheduled on Monday-March 23rd, Monday-March 30th, Monday-April 6th and Monday-April 13th are now cancelled.For Defendants who are incarcerated, their cases will be heard in Courtroom #10 as needed. ALL other cases currently scheduled on these dates will be continued beyond April 17th, to future First Appearance Court dates as noted on the schedule and will not be continued to Criminal Court sessions scheduled in Courtroom #10. Please contact the clerk’s office to find out your rescheduled court date.

Original March 17, 2020 Post:

In response to actions taken by North Carolina court officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, District Attorney Scott Reilly has implemented temporary measures for the District Attorney’s Office to help protect office staff and the public in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.

Effective March 17, 2020:

The District Attorney’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., however, the front window will be closed until further notice. In order for our offices to effectively serve the public, our phone lines will remain open during normal operating hours.

The District Attorney’s staff will be available to cover necessary court proceedings in Superior and District Criminal Courts. While most District and Superior Criminal Court proceedings will be postponed, it is necessary to preserve the right to due process of law. Critical criminal proceedings such as first appearances, probable cause hearings, some bond hearings and some probation violations will be held in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. All other types of cases will be continued beyond April 15, 2020.

If you are the victim in a case scheduled for court in the next 30 days and you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the District Attorney’s Office at the numbers below:

Burke: (828) 433-3210
Caldwell: (828) 759-3510
Catawba: 828-695-6110

If you are a Defendant in a criminal court proceeding, it is your responsibility to find out your new court date by visiting www.nccourts.org/services.

The District Attorney’s Office remains committed to the administration of justice as well as to the safety and well-being of our community.

Header Image from the CDC website, March 17, 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/