Starting Monday, December 14, 2020, North Carolina Courts, including Lincoln County will postpone non-essential, in-person court proceedings for 30 days due to COVID-19.

An example of an “essential proceeding” is: any criminal cases in which the party charged is being held in jail.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley said, “[i]n light of the recent surge of new COVID-19 cases in North Carolina and our courts, this pause is necessary to protect the health and safety of our court personnel and the public.” Read the full details here.

How will this impact your case?

  • Pleadings such as Complaints, Motions, and Discovery can still be filed and served.
  • Some proceedings are being conducted remotely.
  • All in-person court proceeds will not be heard until the pause is lifted.
  • Under the current order all proceedings are expected to resume in mid-January.

During these unprecedented times, Calhoun Law, P.C. is here for you. We will exercise every available option to get the justice you deserve.