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COVID-19 INFORMATION & COURT UPDATES

Court Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is committed to maintaining access to court operations and program services, while minimizing visitor and staff exposure to the COVID-19 virus. We are coordinating with the Florida Supreme Court, Office of State Courts Administrator, Hillsborough County Clerk of Court, Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, Florida Department of Health and other stakeholders to ensure we respond collaboratively while fulfilling our statutory and constitutional obligations.


COVID-19 - Mission Essential Court Hearings

CRIMINAL HEARINGS - WEEKDAY 

JUDGE

COURTROOM

DAY

HEARING TIME

VIDEO,

TELEPHONIC,

IN-PERSON

Division K: Technical VOP  Nazaretian  17 Annex

 M/W

 

 M

 F (as needed)          

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

V

Misdemeanor Traffic Change of Pleas for Incarcerated Defendants  

 TBD - Rotating  17 Annex  W 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Misdemeanor Video Arraignments

Catlin

17 Annex

 T/TH

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

V

Felony Change of Pleas for Incarcerated Defendants

Fernandez

 

S.Ward

17 Annex

 T

 

 TH/F

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m.

V

Bond Motions for Incarcerated Defendants (Division O)

Catlin

17 Annex

 M-F

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

V

First Appearance

Catlin

17 Annex

 M-F

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

V

Available For Judges Scheduling Evidentiary Hearings or Matters Requiring Defendants’ Presence  TBD  17 Annex

 M/W
 
 

 T/TH/FRI

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
 
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
 V
           

WEEKEND/HOLIDAY COVERAGE

JUDGE    

COURTROOM

DAY

HEARING TIME

VIDEO,

TELEPHONIC,

IN-PERSON

First Appearance

Duty Judge

17 Annex

Sat., Sun.,

& Holidays

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

V

Detention    

Duty Judge   16 Annex

Sat., Sun.,

& Holidays

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

V

Shelter  Duty Judge 16 Annex

Sat., Sun.,

& Holidays 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  V
           

UNIFIED FAMILY COURT HEARINGS -WEEKDAY    

JUDGE

COURTROOM

DAY 

HEARING TIME

VIDEO,

TELEPHONIC,

IN-PERSON

Detention   Lefler

44A

N.Tower,

4th Floor 

M-F 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. V
Shelter   Bauman

312 Edgecomb

3rd Floor 

M-F 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

V

 

Other information related to mission essential hearings will be updated as applicable.

The Administrative Office of the Courts has resumed all court program services provided to the judiciary and the public. In the Children’s Justice Center, Juvenile Diversion Programs, Mediation & Diversion Services and Problem Solving Courts, you will find enhanced remote services to increase your access to justice and reduce transportation barriers.