RE: CHILD VICTIM INTERVIEWS
By Administrative Order No. 86-2, procedures were estabilished to implement the provisions of Section 914.16 Fla. Stat. pertaining to thelimitation of child victim interviews. Paragraph 4 of such Order provides that any interested party may request authority to conduct additional intereviews. Such requests shall be presented as follows:
1). In those cases in which a criminal information or indictment has been returned or filed and jurisdiction has been obtained over the defendant, the motion shall be made to the judge presiding in the Division to which the case is assigned, with notice and opportunity to be heard afforded to the adverse party.
2). In those cases in which an indictment has not been returned or an information filed, or if returned or filed and jurisdiction over the defendant has not been obtained, the request shall be made to the Criminal Administrator and may be made ex parte and:
a). The requests of all government agencies shall be presentedby the Office of the State Attorney;
b). The motion and order, if any, shall be retained by the Criminal Administrator, sealed and delivered to the Clerk to be maintained confidentially by the Clerk until such time as formal charge is made and jurisdiction is obtained over the defendant. At such time, the Clerk shall cause the sealed documents to be made part of the court file, to be opened only upon order of the Court.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 1986.
/s/David F. Patterson
David F. Patterson