TWIN FALLS – Computer problems have taken county systems, including the courts, offline.
“Twin Falls County is experiencing technical difficulties with our Internet services, which is disrupting some of our data and communications systems,” County Commission Chairman Jack Johnson said in a statement. âWe are taking steps to secure our systems and get them back online as quickly as possible. “
The state court system said the computer failure forced it to offer only “critical services”.
County courts will only hold hearings on emergency matters as the county works to resolve the situation, according to an order signed Sunday by Fifth Judicial District Administrative Judge Eric Wildman. All other hearings will be postponed. until further court order, âthe judiciary said in a statement.
Matters eligible for emergency hearings include arrests in detention, pre-trial detention hearings, civil protection orders, emergency guardianship proceedings, child protection proceedings, adoptions, detention hearings for minors and civil procedures of mental engagement, specifies the ordinance.
The courts said its electronic filing system still worked and documents could be filed and viewed normally.
The issues only affect the Twin Falls County Courts.
“If you are involved in a Twin Falls County court case affected by this order and have any questions, please contact your lawyer – or if you are not represented by a lawyer, you can call the service office of the Idaho Supreme Court at 208-334-3868. to confirm whether a hearing is postponed, âthe system said.