If you would like to receive electronic notifications about upcoming court events for your case, visit the e-Notify website.
Individuals who register will receive alerts of upcoming criminal court events via text and/or email. The system is intended to keep defendants and other interested parties informed about upcoming court events. “E-Notify is a valuable resource for parties, the public, and media to be informed about upcoming hearings and other court events,” Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles says. “It works similarly to receiving a text or email to remind you of a doctor’s appointment.”
Studies in jurisdictions where electronic alerts have been implemented show significant reductions in “failures to appear,” or instances in which defendants miss their court events. Failure to appear for a court event can result in a warrant being issued for the arrest of a defendant. Fewer defendants with missed court dates reduce negative consequences both for individuals and associated costs to the justice system.
Users who sign up for the service choose how they will get alerts – email and/or text – as well as the timing of their reminders, choosing any combination of 14-day, seven-day, or day-ahead notifications.
There is no limit to the number of cases users can sign up to get notifications. E-Notify allows users to manage their alert subscriptions and make changes to cases and frequency.