Whether your Utah criminal hearing will be in-person or virtual depends on the specific court, the nature of the hearing, and the current policies in place at the time of your hearing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts in Utah and across the country transitioned to virtual hearings using video conferencing technology to maintain social distancing and minimize the spread of the virus.
As the pandemic situation evolves and restrictions change, some courts have resumed in-person hearings, while others may continue to conduct certain proceedings virtually. The mode of your hearing may depend on factors such as the type of proceeding, the judge’s preference, and the local court’s policies.
To determine whether your criminal hearing in Utah will be in-person or virtual, you should:
- Check the website of the specific court where your case is being heard for information on their current hearing procedures and policies.
- Look for any notices or correspondence from the court regarding the format of your hearing.
- Contact your attorney or the court clerk for guidance on the format of your hearing.
Keep in mind that policies may change over time, so it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding your case and the court’s procedures. If you have any concerns about attending your hearing in-person or virtually, discuss them with your attorney, who can provide guidance based on your specific situation.