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Kern County Superior Court extends time period for holding criminal trials amid COVID-19

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Superior Court is extending the time period for holding criminal trials by no more than 30 days.

The court said in a new order that the extension applies only to cases in which the original or previously extended statutory deadline would otherwise expire between July 8 and September 8. The order from Presiding Judge Judith K. Dulcich is effective immediately.

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