District Court of Nevada County Cancelled Through May 13; New Court Dates Set

Notice of Court Cancellation

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued an Order March 17, 2020 cancelling all Court proceedings in the State of Arkansas effective immediately. Further, based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control concerning limiting group gatherings to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Nevada County District Court is cancelling Court beginning with Court currently set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Court will resume normal operations on June 3, 2020 unless circumstances dictate extending this cancellation period. For the Court dates being cancelled, these Court dates will be moved to the following dates set out below:

Original Court Date New Court Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Wednesday, April 29 2020 Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Wednesday, July 22, 2020

If situations arise where people originally scheduled to appear in Court on one of the above dates needs to appear before the Court in order to resolve an emergency pending situation, please contact the Nevada County District Clerk’s office at (870) 887-6016, and the Court will work to schedule a hearing for these cases.

Anyone who was planning to appear in Court on one of the above dates and enter a plea of guilty on charges filed against them, and who wish to not have to appear in Court in person, may contat the Court Clerk’s office about the possibility of signing Plea Agreements and Fine Payment Plans. However, some cases will not be able to be handled in this manner without a mandatory Court appearance. People wishing to inquire about whether they can get their charges resolved in this manner may call the Court Clerk’s office at the above telephone number.

The Court apologizes for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause anyone, and this Court will work to resolve situations where the person would be inconvenienced by these delays as set out above, but until the situation involving the spread of COVID-19 has been resolved, these measures are necessary to lessen the chance that people scheduled to appear before the Court would be exposed to this virus.


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