Travis County criminal courts suspend in-person dockets, jury trials
Travis County criminal courts suspended in-person dockets and jury trials starting on Monday because of rising coronavirus cases in the area.
Austin-Travis County moved to Stage 5 of its risk based guidelines earlier this week.
The county is moving forward with virtual hearings and dockets to stay safe, but criminal jury trials cannot be held virtually. That means the trials will contribute to the area’s jury backlog, according to a spokesperson with Travis County.