Due to outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the first cases of Covid-19 appearing in the Central Texas area, I am writing to inform you that court settings until May 8 are being reset. See the attached Kennedy memo. This period may be extended if conditions worsen. Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer
Please do not come to court during this period. All hearings and trials are being postponed. We will keep you informed about your reset dates as they become available. If you have supervision with Travis County Pre-Trial Services, please continue to report by telephone to your officer. We have not received information of discontinuation of services from Travis County Counseling Education Services (TCCES) or probation. If you have started classes through TCCES follow your counselor’s instructions. As we get more information we will brief you on any changes.
If you have questions about your case, we will continue to be in the office. For the time being, we are limiting client contact to telephone and video conferences. If you are interested in reviewing the evidence in your case we can certainly accommodate you by scheduling a time to review it remotely. You will need a strong internet connection to watch video.
We are concerned about your safety and welfare. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines to stay safe and healthy.
Symptoms of coronavirus can include:
Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
Shortness of breath
People who have recently traveled to an impacted location and feel sick should:
Call ahead before visiting a doctor’s office or emergency room
Tell the doctor about recent travel and the symptoms being experienced
Avoid contact with others, and so not travel while sick
Everyone – regardless of whether they have recently traveled – should continue following some basic steps to protect themselves from coronavirus:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer
Avoid shaking hands as a greeting
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Doctors say people should stay at least 6 feet away from someone who is sick
You can also go to the CDC website for more recent updates at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html