FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neal Davis, HCCLA President
(713) 227-4444 or email
The Pandemic, Appearances by Attorneys and the Accused
April 13, 2020 – Houston, Texas – In the interest of public health and safety, HCCLA urges all Harris County Criminal Court Judges to stop requiring defendants to report in-person to court or pre-trial services for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency. The following letter was sent to all Harris County Criminal Court Judges, as well as to the County Judge, Commissioners, Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, County Public Health Department and County Engineers.