All criminal court and family court matters in the eight Western New York counties are adjourned or postponed for at least 45 days due to Covid-19, Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula L. Feroleto announced.
Her advisory in a news release supplemented a declaration last week which indicated that some postponements would be in effect until on or after April 15 or April 30.
All orders of protection, previously extended for 90 days, now are extended indefinitely until new court dates can be scheduled, without any change in their conditions unless a judge modifies their terms. All family court matters also are adjourned or postponed until the court sets another date.
All eviction and foreclosure proceedings have been put on hold, too, until new court dates are set. No evictions, foreclosures or foreclosure auctions will take place.
Postponed or adjourned for at least 45 days are all traffic cases and criminal matters in all courts, Feroleto said. Defendants will be notified of their new court dates.