IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2009-046 PA-CIR

 

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IN RE:  WARRANTS FOR PAY OR APPEAR

 

            The District Court of Appeal in Akridge v. Crow, 903 So.2d 346 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005) found that “pay or appear” programs to enforce collection of court ordered costs and fines was unconstitutional.  Warrants have been issued under a “pay or appear” program that previously existed in Pasco County.  In order to cancel those warrants and provide for collection of the outstanding costs and fines

 

IT IS ORDERED:

            1.  The warrants listed in Attachment A are hereby recalled, cancelled, and are null and void.  The Sheriff of Pasco County shall not execute any of these warrants and shall indicate in its electronic communication systems to the Sheriffs in the State of Florida that such warrants have been cancelled.

 

            2.  The Pasco Clerk of the Circuit Court is hereby authorized to collect court costs and fines pursuant to section 28.246, Florida Statutes, from defendants listed in Attachment A. 

 

DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida this _____ day of July 2009.

 

 

 

                                                                                    __________________________________

                                                                                    Robert J. Morris, Jr., Acting Chief Judge

 

 

cc:        All Pasco Judges

            The Honorable Bob White, Pasco County Sheriff

            The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

            The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

            The Honorable Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk of the Circuit Court

            Jackson Flyte, Regional Counsel

            Debbie Gay, Assistant Court Services Director, Pasco County Clerk’s Office

            Suzanne M. Mucklow, Executive Director, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

            Gay L. Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

            Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

            Pasco and Pinellas County Law Libraries