V Divisional News

Coronavirus Update 5/2020

Please review the Administrative Order of this Circuit Court located on the home page for the most up to date information.  "Essential hearings” are identified as bond hearings, pre-negotiated pleas with the paperwork provided to the Judicial Assistant in advance, juvenile commitment release requests, non-represented defendant arraignments, hearings on Motions to Suppress if dispositive, Stand Your Ground hearings, and 30-day State-to-file hearings.   See Administrative Order 12.510-05/2020.11.

The Court is holding, and encourages nonessential hearings remotely in compliance with the Florida Supreme Court's directive.

All status hearings, case dispositions, Nebbia hearings, case management, and pre-trial conferences will be conducted remotely. 

Pursuant to the 15th Judicial Circuit's Administrative Order 12.510-05/2020.11:

    " Non-essential proceedings outlined in section III.(1), below, will be held remotely and may not proceed in-person until further order of the Court.  The Circuit has purchased Zoom licenses for judges and court staff which allow the Court to host remote hearings via Zoom at no cost to the parties.  Therefore, for the sake of consistency, all remote proceedings will be conducted via Zoom unless the litigants request otherwise. "

See Administrative Order  12.510-05/2020.11.

Please contact the Judicial Assistant to schedule a hearingANY NOTICE OF HEARING MUST INDICATE REMOTE APPEARANCE AND METHOD. 

Please refer to: The Listing of Court Approved Vendors

 to select a service provider. Persons who are interested in listening to the court events may contact the Court's Public Information Office, Debra Oats, at 561-355-4495 or 561-644-0054 to obtain an access line.

This Division is dedicated to following the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders and the Administrative Orders of this Circuit posted on the Fifteenth Judicial Website. 


Effective immediately: in preparation of all motion hearings, proposed orders must be submitted electronically prior to the hearing. This includes Orders on Motions to Withdraw.

Judge Rosemarie Scher presides over Criminal Felony Division V in Courtroom 10B in the Main Judicial Courthouse, 205 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Division V email: CAD-DivisionV@pbcgov.org

Please see Divisional Instructions for Judge Scher's court procedures.

Standing Order Regarding Transporting Inmates
Order Clarifying and/or Revoking any Prior Division "V" Standing Orders Authorizing Sheriff to Release any Sentenced Defendants to In-house Arrest and/or Work Release Without Case Specific Orders