Effective June 1, 2020, the Following Changes Will Take Place Regarding First Appearance

By May 26, 2020 Uncategorized
  • Alachua County First Appearances will be conducted by the Alachua County Court Judges as set forth in the Eighth Circuit Master Calendar. There will no longer be an Essential Court Proceeding/Emergency docket to handle Circuit Court matters following First Appearance.
  • Alachua County Detention and Shelter Hearings will continue to heard on a rotating basis by the Circuit and County Court Judges assigned to the family and civil divisions.
  • Regional county first appearances will continue on the same daily rotation and with the same process in which we’ve been operating during the emergency period. The regional county court judge of the day will hear first appearance and shelters for all regional counties, as well as any DV return hearings for that county.