Alameda County Superior Court extends public closure, reduces marijuana charges

Alameda County Court House
Kimberly Veklerov/File
Kimberly Veklerov/File

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The Alameda County Superior Court issued a series of executive orders Friday, extending its public closure period and dismissing certain types of cases.

One of the orders extended the court’s physical public closure through May 29. Although the court will continue to offer limited virtual services, jurors will continue to not be called during the closure period, according to a press release from the court. It also deferred unlawful detainer court proceedings, which include eviction hearings, until May 31.

The second order reduced or dismissed thousands of felony cases to misdemeanors, as well as misdemeanor cases to infractions for those that involved the possession, use and sale of marijuana.

Kate Finman is the executive news editor. Contact her at kfinm[email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @KateFinman_DC.