CRIMINAL DIVISION

Criminal Registry

Resumption of Summary Court Cases

Resumption of cases adjourned administratively.

Defendants whose cases have been subject to the rolling 28-day adjournment since the Public Health ‘Shelter in Place’ Regulations came into effect, are advised that they are required to attend court at their next scheduled court date. All defendants should check the court website https://www.judicial.ky/courts/cause-lists-all or the websites of the Caymanian Compass, Cayman News Service or Caymanian Times for publication of the weekly Summary Court Cause Lists which will give notice of the date for hearing of their cases, from now on until further notice.

All persons, including defendants attending court, must wear a mask upon entering the building and will be required to sanitise their hands upon entry.

Defendants who require further information are to call the Criminal Registry Help Desk – 244-3867   or Email: criminalregistry@judicial.ky.     The Courts offices are not open to the general public at this time, save for attendance at one’s court hearing itself.

  

Imminent Resumption of Court Trials

Members of the Public are also advised that other categories of Summary Court trials will soon resume generally.

Trials resume May 19, 2020

Traffic Court resumes June 16, 2020

Whilst video link hearings for mentions, remands, bail and case management will continue to take place, but as already mentioned, in the interests of justice, trials are to resume by attendance of defendants, witnesses and attorneys in person (unless otherwise directed by the court).

Curfew Time Exemption Letters ( Legal Aid Attorneys)

As essential services providers, all Legal Aid Criminal Law Attorneys and Duty Counsel have been issued their Curfew Exemption letters via the Legal Aid Office.  If attorneys are not yet in possession of the same, they are invited to contact the Legal Aid Office at legalaid@judicial.ky.

Last Updated June 1,, 2020

Bail Applications ( Police Custody)

Defendants, Defence Counsel, RCIPS Officers and ODPP Counsel are advised that these applications should be made via video link. Please consult with Criminal Registry urgency to notify the court of these applications so that logistics may be put in place in a timely manner.  Please contact Criminalregistry@judicial.ky.

Internal Agencies: All Government Agencies are being asked to utilize the Criminal Drop Box located in the Reception Area of the main court building for filing charges.  The box will be cleared at 9:15 am every morning. All Charges will be processed and forwarded to the Office of the DPP

File Inspection: File inspectionrequests may be made by emailing Courts@judicial.ky.  As our offices are not currently open, requests will be purchased electronically and all requests should be addressed to the Deputy Clerk of Court, Mrs. Cecile Collins.

Court Attendance: See Court Attendance Section for detailed information.

Video Link Hearings: Now that physical attendance of court cases has resumed, attorneys wishing to attend court via video link should make an application before to attend court through this method.

Preparation of Bundles

During the ‘Shelter in Place’ period, only electronic bundles will be accepted, unless, otherwise advised by the presiding Judge.

Grand Court Case Progression

Meetings & Appointments: With immediate effect, face to face appointments and meetings are suspended with the Case Progression Officer. All appointments, requests, meetings are to be conducted with the Case Progression Office by email or telephone at Suzanne.Livingston@Judicial.ky or 244-3871 or Grandcourtcriminal@judicial.ky.

Preparation of Bundles: Binders and papers brought to the Court are potential conveyers of the virus, these should be prepared and handled applying appropriate safety/sanitization measures and must not be handled/delivered to the Registry by staff or persons who are ill.

 

Contacts

Email: Criminalregistry@judicial.ky

Tel: Help Desk – 244-3867

 

Last Updated: June 1, 2020