With hundreds of felony cases pending in Mohave Superior Court, access to court documents and information can be crucial to the public interest. In Lake Havasu City, however, that access will be just a bit slower for the time being.

According to staff at Lake Havasu City’s branch of the Mohave County Superior Court, the facility’s public access computer system has been disconnected for software updates as the consolidated courthouse undergoes maintenance. The computer’s case management system will be updated, providing a more reliable service to Havasu residents – but staff members, who wished to remain anonymous, say there is no scheduled date of completion.

Havasu residents will still have access to their court files and records, according to staff members at the Mohave County Superior Court in Kingman, but requests for such records will have to be submitted the old-fashioned way. According to one Kingman staff member, this is nothing new.

“We handle research requests all day, every day,” she said. “People call, fax, or come in and request records at our local branches. It usually takes about three-to-five business days, but sometimes we get them sooner.”

Maintenance throughout Lake Havasu City’s Consolidated Courthouse began earlier this month, and will continue into the near future.

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