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Justice Court offers to reschedule dates

Anyone scheduled to appear in Jackson County Justice Court for a citation through May 13, 2020, who has health-related concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic can reschedule by calling or emailing court officials.

The Justice Court, 4173 Hamrick Road, Central Point, remains open but is offering postponements.

Anyone with a scheduled court date who wants to reschedule should call 541-774-1286 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who call must speak to a clerk so their request can be noted in court records. Leaving a phone message isn’t enough.

“If they don’t want to (call), they’re more than welcome to email us, and we’ll reply back by email also,” said head clerk Dawn Dell. The court’s email address is JusticeCourt@jacksoncounty.org.

The Justice Court handles cases involving traffic tickets written by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Oregon State Police, county and state weighmasters and some city police departments in Jackson County, according to the court website. It also handles municipal code violations for Central Point, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Shady Cove.

Anyone with a trial scheduled at the Justice Court between now and May 13 can also opt to postpone.

“Our primary concern is to protect vulnerable persons over age 60, with underlying health conditions or with weakened immune systems,” Judge Joe Charter said in a news release.

Reach web editor Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @RyanPfeil.