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Limited in-person hearings at Akron Municipal Court start next week

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:29:10-04

AKRON — Akron Municipal Court has announced that starting Monday, June 1, it will hold limited in-person court hearings.

According to the court, visitors will have their temperature taken and anyone with a temperature of more than 100.4 degrees will be denied entry. Also, anyone appearing in court or entering the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center is required to wear a mask.

There will be no walk-ins allowed. In order to gain entry, visitors must be listed on the court docket for that day. Only the person on the docket and their attorney will be allowed entry, the court said. No guests are allowed.

Anyone who has a scheduled court appearance is asked to contact the court to “ensure permission will be granted to enter the building before his or her arrival." Click here for a directory of courtroom contacts.

Initial traffic court appearances as well as misdemeanor arraignments will take place at the justice center on the mezzanine level. If you received a court summons you must appear on the date the summons has listed, according to the court.

Eviction, small claims and felony arraignments will take place on the seventh floor of the justice center. Individuals who are already in jail will have their arraignments held via video conference, the court said.

The Probation Department is still working remotely and anyone that needs to reach someone in that department is asked to contact their probation officer or use this directory, the court said.

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