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CR-2017-019-SC

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES

Re: Expiration Dates for Misdemeanor Warrants

Ref: CR-2017-019-SC

WHEREAS, it has been made known to the undersigned that the prompt and efficient administration of justice would be best served by the establishment of a policy setting expiration dates for misdemeanor warrants where said warrants do not include expiration dates on their faces;

NOW THREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that all misdemeanor warrants in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties, including, but not limited to, warrants issued as a result of a violation of probation, (including instances where a capias has been served on a violation of probation and the defendant subsequently fails to appear), shall automatically expire two (2) years from date of issuance, absent some other expiration date on the face of said warrants.

In regards to the misdemeanor violation of probation warrants affected by this Order,
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any monies paid by defendants toward the satisfaction of monetary penalties imposed be remitted by the supervising misdemeanor probation agency to the Clerk of Court, who is to disburse said monies in accordance with applicable statutory provisions and other established policies.  Efforts to collect any unpaid balances are to be undertaken (including referring the debt to a collection agency) and/or said unpaid balances are to be converted to final judgments for costs.  Said warrants are to be dismissed and probation terminated unsuccessfully.

In regards to other misdemeanor warrants affected by this Order,
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that said warrants are to be dismissed and the underlying charges are to be dismissed without prejudice.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.

/s/ Terence R. Perkins
Terence R. Perkins
Chief Judge

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