Press Release - Rocket Docket Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Miller, Marshall County Attorney
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S ROCKET DOCKET PROGRAM INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED
Due to the closure of the Marshall County Courthouse following the July 19 tornado in Marshalltown, the County Attorney’s Office will indefinitely suspend its Rocket Docket program. All pretrial conferences scheduled for Rocket Docket on August 31, September 28, October 16, or December 14 will be rescheduled. Most cases will be rescheduled to an upcoming Wednesday in September, October, or November in the Magistrate Court at the Max Building, located at 11 East Church Street in Marshalltown. All Rocket Docket participants will receive a court order with a new court date in the mail. To ensure Rocket Docket participants receive notice of their new court date, individuals should make sure their current addresses are on file with the Marshall County Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court can be contacted at 641-754- 1603. Participants may also check Iowa Courts Online to see when their next court date will take place. Participants should read their orders carefully. They will be responsible for personally appearing at court at their new court date. Rocket Docket is a voluntary court program hosted by the Marshall County Attorney’s Office for Defendants charged driving under suspension and other traffic citations. The County Attorney’s Office partners with participants to explain why their driver’s license suspensions are in place. The County Attorney’s Office provides a period of time for a participant to correct the suspension. If a participant obtains a valid temporary restricted license or driver’s license within the allotted period of time, he or she may be eligible for reduced charges. All files are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The County Attorney’s Office anticipates it will resume its Rocket Docket program once the Marshall County Courthouse opens to the public.