When the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, life as we knew it came to a halt, including the court system. Since then, all jury trials throughout Texas were postponed until further notice. In Bexar County, criminal trials are not expected to proceed until late August.
Unfortunately, the stoppage of the courts means high profile cases can be delayed for a long time. In addition, alleged offenders and their families will have to wait even longer for their cases to be resolved.
However, Bexar County criminal courts have been working have been handling emergency cases remotely. Although many states have started to slowly lift their safer-at-home orders and reopen businesses, the main concern for courthouses is the safety of the public.
Whether you were recently arrested in San Antonio or your court hearing has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, do not hesitate to let The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. help you avoid conviction. The delays in the court give our firm an opportunity to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to ensure you get the best possible outcome in your case once the courts open.