Circuit Criminal Events
Effective Monday, May 18th all essential felony hearings will be held in their respective courtrooms. Litigants and witnesses should speak with their attorney for more information.
"Essential hearings” are identified as bond hearings, pre-negotiated pleas, juvenile commitment release requests, non-represented defendant arraignments, and 30-day State-to-file hearings, or any other emergency or time sensitive matter as determined by the Divisional Judge.
The criminal division support staff assist the judges by monitoring the felony and misdemeanor caseloads, including Veterans' Court. A felony is any crime punishable by more than one (1) year in state prison. Felony offenses include: murder, sexual offenses, robbery, burglary, theft, forgery, fraud, crimes against persons, worthless checks over one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00), crimes against property, and drug related crimes, etc.
|Court Analyst||Daniel Svec||(561) 355-6232||Main Judicial Complex|
|Criminal Court Case Manager||Vacant||(561) 355-1656||Main Judicial Complex|
|Domestic Violence Case Manager||Eric Thompson||(561) 355-6316||Main Judicial Complex|
Program Links & Additional Information
Alternative Sanctions Program for Felony Probationers
The Alternative Sanctions Program is limited to technical violations for nonviolent probationers. This program does not apply to those probationers with lengthy or violent criminal history (including sex offenders) new arrest, absconders, violation of "no contact" conditions. Probationers are referred to the program in accordance with Administrative Order 4.411 . This program has the potential to offer several benefits, such as: reduction of court hearings for technical violations (along with associated resources), reduction of jail population, and it allows the probationer to remain engaged in employment, school, etc while complying with the imposed sanction(s).
This program's mission is to reduce crime by implementing a seamless plan of services and supervision developed with each ex-offender, delivered through state and local collaboration, from the time of their entry into prison through their transition, reintegration and aftercare in the community. Please visit the Criminal Justice Commission website for more information.
Thinking for a Change
This program is designed to assist offenders by combining cognitive restructuring theory with cognitive skills theory to create an innovative and integrated curriculum designed to help individuals in the adult justice system take control of their lives by taking control of their thinking. The Fifteenth Circuit collaborated with the Department of Corrections to implement this program through probation as a voluntary option. See Administrative Order 4.410-9/12 for additional details.