WHEREAS, it has been determined that cases in which it is alleged that offenders have violated conditions of felony probation / community control must be dealt with in an expeditious fashion, and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 2.215(b)(8), Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, the chief judge is responsible for monitoring the jail population, and
WHEREAS, the undersigned has conferred with affected judges regarding this matter;
NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that in instances where an offender is arrested for allegedly violating conditions of his/her felony probation / community control, and said offender remains incarcerated following his/her first appearance hearing, the Clerk of Court’s office shall schedule the offender for an arraignment on the violation of probation / community control case before the assigned circuit judge no later than 10 days from the date of the offender’s first appearance hearing.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in instances where an offender’s violation of felony probation / community control case is not disposed of at an arraignment proceeding referenced above, absent extenuating circumstances, the Clerk of Court’s office shall schedule the offender for a hearing on the violation of felony probation / community control case before the assigned circuit judge no later than 28 days from the date of the offender’s arraignment.
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.
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