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Posted by: Kate Prince on Dec 15, 2020

The criminal division of the Hamilton County General Sessions Court will close on Dec. 18 and will hear only in-custody cases due to court personnel testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, the Times Free Press reports. The court will reopen on Jan. 4, 2021, but many cases will be reset for March or later. Cases involving multiple defendants will also be rescheduled unless the defense objects. For defendants who are incarcerated, preliminary hearings will be held on Dec. 21 and 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. As of Monday afternoon, Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean told the paper his office would remain open.