WHEREAS, Rules 3.130 and 3.160, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, authorize the use of audio-visual technology to conduct certain proceedings, and
WHEREAS, equipment has been purchased and installed in Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties for these purposes, and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that the use of such equipment/technology enhances public safety and reduces inmate transportation costs;
NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that when authorized by the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, court proceedings may be conducted using audio-visual devices/technology in Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the use of the aforementioned equipment/technology is at the discretion of the presiding judge and its use is not required.
TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.
DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.
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