FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
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Traffic Court Cyber Docket to Continue Until October
Little Rock Traffic Court (State District 31 - Little Rock, 2) announced today that, in light of the ongoing success of its “virtual court cyber-docket” and the data being received from state, county, and city officials, it will not re-open for in-person hearings until October at the earliest.
In a letter to Mayor Frank Scott Jr., and the Little Rock Board of Directors, Judge Fleming wrote: “The safety, health, and well-being of ticket recipients and court employees is paramount. National, statewide, and local data indicates that we should keep doing what we’re doing, with a view toward blending in-person proceedings into that later in the year possibly October or November.”
Recipients of traffic citations are asked to email the court to get on the docket for a remote court session. People who do not have email may call 501-371-4733. Some will be permitted to “appear” by telephone only, but Fleming stresses that videoconferencing is preferable.
“In most cases, we need to see faces,” he said.
People with citations that show court dates in September are asked to email the court – again, TrafficCourtContact@littlerock.gov --as soon as possible to get on the docket.
Fleming stressed that “it will not be helpful to drive downtown and physically come to the courthouse. Please don’t come to the building.”
People who do show up at the courthouse will be given paperwork explaining how to get on the cyber-docket. For more information, call (501) 371-4733 or email TrafficCourtContact@littlerock.gov.
About the City of Little Rock’s Response to COVID-19
Residents may visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 for all information about the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, including the newly created Small Business Emergency Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed to assist with the grab-and-go feeding efforts for vulnerable populations, including students and seniors. Sign up at LittleRock.gov/volunteer. The Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund benefits the grab-and-go feeding effort and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). Donations of PPE are also accepted. Donate here or visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 and click on the Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund button. Follow the City of Little Rock on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CityLittleRock.