IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2006-097 PA/PI CIR
RE: FIRST APPEARANCE ADVISORY PROCEEDINGS
A first appearance affords an
arrested person the opportunity to be advised of his or her constitutional
rights, as well as the opportunity to be advised of the charges against him or
her. Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.130(a). At the beginning of each first appearance
(advisories), the presiding Circuit Judge or
In an effort to maximize judicial efficiency and standardize the advisement process, a prerecorded statement of the initial advisement will be played to accomplish the same advisement of rights that has heretofore been done in person. The prerecorded advisement will increase judicial efficiency by reducing the need for judges to deliver the advisement in person without restricting the inmate’s ability to communicate with the Court when his or her case is called.
Pursuant to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215 (2006), the Chief Judge has the authority to adopt administrative orders necessary to ensure the efficient operation of the court system. Accordingly, it is hereby
1. When all inmates scheduled for advisories are assembled, and the reporting or electronic recording of the proceeding has been started, Sheriff’s personnel shall play a prerecorded advisement of rights provided by the Court.
2. Sheriff’s personnel shall activate the recording equipment and shall then play the prerecorded advisement so that the prerecorded advisement is recorded as part of the record of the advisory proceeding. When the presiding judge first appears, the Sheriff’s personnel present shall notify the presiding judge that the prerecorded advisement was played before inmates present for advisories and that to the best of their knowledge the recording equipment was operating during the playing of the prerecorded advisement.
3. The provisions of this Administrative Order shall take effect November 15, 2006.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at
David A. Demers, Chief Judge
cc: All Judges
Honorable Bob White, Sheriff,
Honorable Jim Coats, Sheriff,
The Honorable Ken Burke, Clerk of the
The Honorable Jed Pittman, Clerk of the
Debbie Gay, Assistant Court Services Director, Pasco County Clerk’s Office
Carol Heath, Executive Director, Court
& Operational Services,
Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator