When a civil citation is issued for a traffic infraction involving a fatality, the courts in Florida have determined that the sensitive nature of these types of cases merit specially set hearings. For this reason, the Chief Judge signed Administrative Order No. 10.201-9.08, issued pursuant to the Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215.
If you were cited for a traffic infraction in a crash that involved a fatality, your citation may require a mandatory court appearance.
If your case is scheduled in the Main Courthouse in West Palm Beach then it will be segregated from other traffic infractions and then assigned to the Civil Division Judges of the County who sit in the Main Courthouse on a rotational basis after the entry of any plea.
If the fatality-involved traffic infraction hearing was scheduled in a satellite courthouse facility it shall be segregated from other traffic infractions and then forwarded to the appropriately assigned satellite courthouse judge.
The clerk's office will forward the fatality-involved traffic infraction to the assigned judge along with the file that contains a copy of the citation, witness lists, and request for designation of the hearing.
The assigned judge will review the court file, designate a courtroom for the hearing, schedule a hearing date and time, and return the file with the designations to the clerk. The clerk will then issue all subpoenas and notices to the proper parties, attorneys and witnesses.
If you received a traffic citation for a violation involving a crash in which another person died, a mandatory hearing is required in Palm Beach County or Broward County. Don't face the judge alone.
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