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Martin announces office functions during COVID-19 restrictions

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 20 in light of federal, state and local restrictions due to COVID-19, the office remains equipped to handle any requests from law enforcement for assistance as well as respond to any emergencies.

All sworn officers, i.e., county detectives, are working as usual.

The District Attorney’s Office will also continue operations, but as effective March 19 with a reduced staff that includes one-third of assistant district attorneys on site daily as well as two-thirds assistant district attorneys working remotely.

This ratio also applies to the office’s administrative staff.

The District Attorney’s Office will cover any emergency matters before the court.

Pursuant to the March 18 order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declaring a general, statewide judicial emergency, all jury and nonjury trials are postponed through April 3.