The criminal trial for a Limestone County judge is delayed due to coronavirus.
Doug Patterson is charged with use of official position or office for personal gain, financial exploitation of the elderly first-degree and theft third-degree.
The Supreme Court of Alabama ordered no juror summons would be issued before July 1. It also hasn’t named a date for when jury trials can resume.
Patterson’s trial was originally scheduled to begin June 15. A new date will be set when the state issues further guidance for when trials can begin.
Court documents show a hearing for Patterson’s motion to dismiss all counts will be set by an order to be issued after May 18.
You can read more about Patterson’s case here.