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March 18, 2020 – White Plains: “Like all of you, I am concerned with the health and safety of our staff as well as the people of Westchester who we serve every day. With that in mind, we have instituted staffing plans which will allow us to continue to serve the public and the criminal justice system, following guidelines from both the state and federal governments on numbers of people in the workplace and allowance for social distancing.

All staff are being placed on rotation with partial staff working from home and the remainder working in our offices. NYS Courts functions have been curtailed but our staff will continue to be available for new cases, arraignments and investigations. Our in-office team is staffing two active consolidated court parts in the Westchester County Courthouse. All eight branch offices throughout the county, serving 41 local police jurisdictions, remain open with a reduced in-office staff.

Medically high-risk staff or those living with high-risk individuals will not rotate into our offices or appear in court.

Please know, even in this unprecedented health crisis, the District Attorney’s Office continues to serve all of our residents in our commitment to keep Westchester safe.”

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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