E Divisional News

The Honorable Robert Panse oversees Division E
County Criminal Judge

Beginning January 8, 2024 all motion hearings five minutes or less may be set on a Monday, Thursday or Friday, 8:15am for in custody, 8:30 am for private counsel and 9:00 am for the Public Defender and prose. Please check our suspension calendar before setting a hearing. 

ZOOM Hearings are Being Phased Out.

Effective, July 9, 2021, all future hearings to be set shall be scheduled for in person appearances in courtroom 9-H.

ZOOM Meeting Instructions: please remain on mute until your case is called.

Meeting Link: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 863 1547 9851

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Additional General Requirements

The State and Defense Counsel are encouraged to communicate in advance of all scheduled hearings to attempt in good faith to resolve or narrow all issues. Counsel shall submit agreed orders (electronically in WORD) to the Court no later than 48 hours prior to the hearing, which if approved by the Court may under most circumstances alleviate the need for the hearing.

Defense counsel are encouraged to file waivers of speedy trial where appropriate and submit agreed orders (electronically in Word) resetting case dispositions and status hearings (and other non-essential hearings where appropriate) in order to avoid unnecessary motion practice and unnecessary hearings. The agreed orders must identify the anticipated efforts and nature of activities to be undertaken prior to the next hearing that will progress the case towards a conclusion and that warrants the agreed reset.

All counsel shall continue to monitor the Court's divisional instructions as well as the 15th Judicial Circuit's and Florida Supreme Court's Administrative Orders concerning emergency operations, and suspension/modification/implementation of court rules/procedures arising out of or related to mitigation of the spread of COVID-19.

Compliance with Local Rule 4 applies to all motion hearings. Prior to setting a motion hearing the party or attorney noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall, in the Notice of Hearing, certify that good faith attempts have been made to resolve the matter.