Petitions for Writs of Mandamus, Prohibition, Quo Warranto, and/or Habeas corpus: TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS-Blanket disqualification of Hearing Officer not permitted.- Petition for prohibition denied. Berry v. State, No. 03-46 APANO (Fla. 6th Cir. App. Ct. Jan. 12, 2004).

 

 

 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY

 

JARED M. BERRY

 

            Petitioner,

 

v.                                                                                                                                           Case No. 03-46 APANO

UCN522003AP000046 XXXXCR

STATE OF FLORIDA

 

            Respondent.

___________________________/

 

 

ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION

 

            THIS MATTER is before the Court on Jared Berry’s Petition for Writ of Prohibition. The Petition is denied. The hearing officer does not appear to be assigned to this particular case. The Petition seeks in essence a blanket disqualification against this hearing officer. That is not permissible. See Cascone v. Foster, 774 So.2d 773 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000).

            IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that  the Petition for Writ of Prohibition is denied.

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida this _____ day of January, 2004.

 

                                                                        __________________________

                                                                                    John A. Schaefer

                                                                        Circuit Judge, Appellate Division

 

cc:   State Attorney

 

        James Thomas, Esq.

 

        Hearing Officer Taylor