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Re: Recording of Judgments in Criminal Cases

Ref: CR-2017-046-SC

WHEREAS, pursuant to § 28.246(4), Florida Statutes, the clerk of court must accept partial payments for court-imposed monetary penalties in accordance with the terms of established payment plans, and

WHEREAS, while § 939.185(1)(d), Florida Statutes, requires the clerk of court to record a certified copy of court orders imposing costs pursuant to § 939.185(1)(a), the statute makes no mention of a time frame related to the recording of said orders, and

WHEREAS, the judges of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court have agreed that individuals who enter into payment plans with the clerks’ offices and/or are given time to pay monetary obligations by the court pursuant to court order, should be afforded an opportunity to comply with said plans/orders prior to having certified copies of their judgments recorded;

NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, hereby order that pursuant to § 939.185(1)(d), Florida Statutes, the clerks of court shall cause certified copies of criminal cost judgments to be recorded when defendants fail to satisfy their payment obligations as established by payment plans with the clerks or court orders.  The recording of such certified copies shall not occur in instances where defendants have satisfied their payment obligations by the date(s) agreed upon in payment plans with the clerks or set forth in court orders.

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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