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Delaware courts again issuing failure-to-appear warrants

September 14, 2020

The Delaware Courts resumed issuing bench warrants Sept. 14 for individuals who fail to appear for certain proceedings.

Anyone scheduled to appear in court for a criminal incident, traffic matter, or Family Court proceeding must appear as instructed on their notice or by court staff. This could be remotely or in person, officials said. 

If an individual fails to appear as scheduled, even if the event is held virtually, and the person does not contact the court, officials said, a bench warrant may be issued for that person’s arrest.

Court facilities reopened to the public on June 15, and Delaware Courts are now in Phase 2 of a four-phase reopening after closing for several weeks during the COVID-19 crisis. Jury trials are expected to resume in October.

Anyone with questions should contact the court where the case is scheduled, officials said.

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