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Jury trials to resume in Circuit Court and District Court in August, safety precautions to be in place
July 22, 2020
At the Carbon County Courthouse in Rawlins, both the District Court and Circuit Court have gone nearly five months without having a jury trial. That is about to change starting the first week in August as a backlog of criminal and civil cases approach their deadline.
"In Wyoming, there's a statutory right to a speedy trial within 180 days of the arraignment and we have run into the instance, because we have continued cases since March, now we're up on people who even charged in March are at their speedy trial deadline," said District Court Judge Dawnessa Snyder. "Because of times of great t...