INYO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL COUNSEL AUTHORIZES EXTENSION OF RELIEF

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to health and safety concerns resulting in substantial operational impediments, and the proclamations of states of emergency by federal, state, and local officials, it was determined that the conditions described in Government Code section 68115(a) were met with regard to the Superior Court of Inyo County (Court) as of March 20, 2020. At the request of Presiding Judge Brian Lamb, an order issued on that date authorizing the Court to implement certain relief authorized by Government Code section 68115(a). Upon the renewed request of Presiding Judge Lamb, it is determined that the conditions described in section 68115(a) continue to exist (Gov. Code, § 68115(b)), and it is ordered that the Court is authorized to do the following:


  • Declare that from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers with the Court under Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a, if the above-described emergency conditions substantially interfere with the public’s ability to file papers in a Court facility on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(4));

  • Declare that from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 313, 315, 334, 631, 632, 637, and 657, if the above-described emergency conditions prevent the Court from conducting proceedings or accepting filings as necessary to satisfy these deadlines on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(5));

  • Extend the time periods provided in sections 583.310 and 583.320 of the Code of Civil Procedure to bring an action to trial by not more than 15 days in cases in which the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(6));

  • Extend by not more than 15 days the duration of any temporary restraining order that would otherwise expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive, because the emergency condition described herein prevented the Court from conducting proceedings to  determine whether a permanent order should be entered (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(7));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 859b of the Penal Code for the holding of a preliminary examination from 10 court days to not more than 15 court days, applicable only to cases in which the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(9));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 1382 of the Penal Code for the holding of a criminal trial by not more than 30 days in cases in which the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(10));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 825 of the Penal Code within which a defendant charged with a felony offense must be taken before a magistrate from 48 hours to not more than 7 days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(8).) This authority applies only to defendants for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive;

  • Extend the time period provided in section 313 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending dependency proceedings must be released from custody to not more than seven (7) days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11).) This applies only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive;

  • Extend the time period provided in section 315 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending dependency proceedings must be given a detention hearing to not more than seven (7) days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11).) This applies only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive;

  • Extend the time periods provided in sections 632 and 637 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending wardship proceedings and charged with a felony offense must be given a detention hearing or rehearing to not more than seven (7) days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11).) This applies only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive;

  • Extend the time period provided in section 334 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a hearing on a juvenile dependency petition must be held by not more than fifteen (15) days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(12).) This applies only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive;

  • Extend the time period provided in section 657 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a hearing on a wardship petition for a minor charged with a felony offense must be held by not more than fifteen (15) days. (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(12).) This applies only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 18, 2020, through May 13, 2020, inclusive.


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