Effective Wednesday, September 13th, all court locations in Manatee, Sarasota (including Venice) and Desoto Counties are open
Attention to all Defendants scheduled to appear in front of Judge Riva for Docket Sounding in Felony Court: If you were scheduled to be in court for docket sounding on September 11, 2017 or September 12, 2017, you must appear in court for trial on September 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. This is a mandatory court appearance. Please contact your attorney if you have any questions regarding your case or your appearance in court.
If your hearings were originally scheduled for September 8, 11 or 12, your hearings will be rescheduled. Felony arraignments have already been rescheduled as follows:
Sarasota County felony arraignments for Friday, September 8th: All felony arraignment defendants not in custody are rescheduled to next Friday, September 15th at 9am
Manatee County Felony arraignments for Friday, September 8th: All felony arraignment defendants are rescheduled to Friday, September 22nd at 9am.
The following tolling orders have been entered by the Florida Supreme Court: