IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
RE: CRIMINAL ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
is necessary to the dispatch of the business of the Circuit and County Court,
Sixth Judicial Circuit, for county judges in
In order to specify the responsibilities of the county judges who have criminal advisory assignments, it is
1. The county court judges who are
assigned to advisory responsibilities are assigned to both county court and
circuit court responsibilities. The
judges, under and by virtue of the authority hereof, are vested with all and
singular the powers and prerogatives conferred by the Constitution and laws of
the State of
2. Effective February 5, 2007, two county judges will be assigned to advisory responsibilities. The judges will conduct the follow proceedings on regular work days:
a. First appearances pursuant to Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.130 (advisories). This includes first appearance for all county criminal cases and first appearance for all felony criminal cases. First appearances for domestic violence criminal cases assigned to section R remain in section R.
b. Bond and release on recognizance motions for all misdemeanor and traffic cases assigned to the Criminal Justice Center prior to arraignment.
3. The advisory judges will also conduct the following proceedings on Saturday and Sunday:
a. First appearances pursuant to Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.130 (advisories). This includes first appearances for all county criminal cases, including domestic violence criminal cases, and first appearance for all felony criminal cases.
b. Detention hearings pursuant to Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.013.
c. Shelter hearings pursuant to Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.305.
4. The advisory judge responsibilities do not include duty judge responsibilities. The duty judge assignments in Administrative Order 2006-090 PI-CIR, remain in effect. The advisory responsibilities do not include holidays; however, if a judge is otherwise eligible for holiday duty, the judge may be assigned holiday duty by another administrative order.
5. The specific days assigned to each county judge will be determined by the County Criminal Administrative Judge in a manner that provides for essentially the same allocation of responsibilities during the year. The two county judges assigned to this responsibility may agree to trade days assigned by the County Criminal Administrative Judge but must notify the County Criminal Administrative Judge of any modifications to the assigned schedule.
6. The schedule for all of the proceedings specified in paragraphs two and three, which are performed by the judges assigned to advisory responsibilities, will be determined by the County Criminal Administrative Judge.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this _______ day of February 2007, nunc pro tunc February 5, 2007.
David A. Demers, Chief Judge
cc: All Pinellas Judges
The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender
Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator
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