IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO.  2007-044 PI-CTY

 

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RE:     PINELLAS COUNTY CRIMINAL SECTION P – AMENDED

 

In order to modify the functions performed in section P and the schedule for matters in section P, it is hereby

           

ORDERED:

 

            1.         Section “P” shall include the following:

           

                        a.  Arraignment hearings on Notices to Appear.  Hearings shall be held Tuesday

                        afternoons at 1:30 p.m.

           

                        b.  Local Ordinance Violations and non-criminal payable infractions.  All such

matters shall be assigned to section “P.”  Municipal ordinance violations shall be heard on a Thursday calendar and county ordinance violations shall be heard on a Friday calendar. 

 

            The assigned judge may amend the above schedule only with the approval of the county criminal administrative judge.  The judge assigned to section “P” may also be assigned additional matters as the need arises.

 

            2.         All law enforcement or code enforcement officers in Pinellas County who issue

Notices to Appear are directed to:

 

a.  Issue Notices to Appear for misdemeanor violations returnable to  

                        Courtroom 15, Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th Street North,

Clearwater, FL  33762.  All notices issued shall be returnable at 1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday after issuance.

 

                        b.  Issue Notice to Appear for Local Ordinance Violations or non-criminal

                        payable infractions returnable to Courtroom 15, Pinellas County Criminal Justice

Center, 14250 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL  33762.  Notices for municipal violations shall be returnable at 8:30 a.m. on the fifth Thursday following issuance.  Notices for county violations shall be returnable at 8:30 a.m. on the fifth Friday following issuance.

 

c.  Provide copies of the Notices to Appear to the Clerk of the Circuit Court within 72 hours of the date the notices are issued.

 

 

 

 

            3.         The Clerk of the Circuit Court shall:

 

a.  Assign Notices to Appear among sections E, F, G, H, & L of the county

                        criminal court using a rotation system, irrespective of a defendant’s previous

                        placement in a section.

 

b.  At each arraignment on Notices to Appear maintain a list of pre-trial dates for

                        each section of the county criminal court to which matters not disposed of may be

                        scheduled.

 

c.  Continue to use a multi-part form, which can be used by the court to provide

                        notice to the defendant of subsequent hearings.

 

            Administrative Order No. PI-CTY-02-06 is hereby rescinded. 

 

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this _______ day of May 2007.

           

 

                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                DAVID A. DEMERS, Chief Judge

 

cc:        All Pinellas Judges

            The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender                                     

            The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney                                                           

            The Honorable Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County

            Carol Heath, Executive Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

            All Law Enforcement Agencies            

            All Code Enforcement Officers

            Gay L. Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

            Digital Court Reporting Office

            Court Security Division