April 7, 2020 - Operations Update: Trial Postponement Extended, Jury Duty, Office Hours

OPERATIONS UPDATE: On Monday (Apr 06), Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canaday issued an order extending the postponement of all Civil and Criminal trials through May 29, 2020, and continuing the current “essential proceedings only” policy.

What This Means

  • All face to face proceedings (includes grand jury proceedings, jury selection, and criminal and civil jury trials) are being postponed through Friday May 29th, 2020. The Court left open the possibility of revising this date if conditions warrant a change.
  • Essential proceedings (first-appearances, bond hearings, petitions for restraining orders and emergency guardianship) will continue as before with some procedural modifications (see order) through May 29th, 2020.
  • Jury Notices are expected to resume in advance of the start of trials. Anyone who receives a Jury Duty Summons for dates after May 29th, 2020 will be expected to appear and should contact the Clerk of Courts with any questions or concerns.
  • State Attorney offices in Brevard and Seminole Counties will maintain the current limited operations schedule through May 29th, 2020.

Office Access

Lobby areas in all our offices are closed to public access. Visitors with scheduled appointments will be given instructions on how to access our facilities. Questions about unscheduled visitation can be directed to:

Brevard Offices: (321) 617-7510

Seminole Offices: (407) 665-6000

Business Hours

Our operational hours for general business and communication are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Calls to our offices after 1:00 pm will be answered electronically, with messages returned the following business day.

Essential Staffing

With the postponement of criminal trials and non-essential proceedings in Florida State Courts, our offices are operating with essential staffing only, and utilizing telecommuting whenever possible. We will continue to provide essential services, including assistance to victims and their families, however our response times may be longer than normal.

Todd Brown
Public Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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