Unfortunately, crowded court dockets and other delays may cause cases to drag on for what may seem an unreasonable length of time. Please realize that we are continuing to work on your case even when you aren’t hearing from us and that we will do whatever we can to move your case efficiently through the system. Your patience, therefore, is greatly appreciated.
Case Flow Information
The felony case flow chart will help you better understand the criminal justice process. Possible outcomes appear in underlined, italicized type. In addition to the steps listed, a case periodically appears on an Adjourn Docket for an Announcement setting. Adjourn/Announcement settings help keep track of cases not set for a hearing, trial, etc. While you may attend any time open court is in session, you are not required to attend a proceeding unless you have been subpoenaed to appear.
Coming to Court
If you are subpoenaed or called by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, please arrive 30 minutes before the time scheduled for the case. Please report to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as soon as you arrive. If you have trouble finding the Jefferson County Courthouse or are unavoidably delayed, call us at 636-797-5321.