Judicial Emergency Declared in Gwinnett, Affects Gwinnett Jury Service & Non-Essential Court Matters

No new jury duty, jury trials, civil or non-essential matters for the next 14 days in Gwinnett. 

The judges of various courts in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit along with other elected officials conferred this afternoon. As a result, Chief Judge George F. Hutchinson III of the Superior Court of Gwinnett County signed an order declaring a judicial emergency for a period of the next 14 days.

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 According to the order, no jurors or grand jurors shall report and no jury trials, except those trials now in progress and at the discretion of the presiding judge, for a period of 14 days. Further, no civil or non-essential matters will be heard by the courts during this time.
 
Essential functions, such as arrest and search warrants, first appearance hearings, family violence and stalking temporary protective order applications and hearings, will continue to take place.
 
Additional information about what is covered in the order during the 14-day period can be found in the order.