In the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
in and for Sarasota County, Florida
Administrative Order No. 2023-12.3
Recall of Warrants in
Declined or Nolle Prossed Cases
(Sarasota County Only)
The State Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit has approved the Court’s automatic recall of warrants in felony, misdemeanor and criminal traffic cases in which all charges or counts have been declined or in which a nolle prosequi (nolle pros) has been entered.
Now, therefore, pursuant to the authority conferred by Article V, section 7, Florida Constitution, Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.215, and section 43.26, Florida Statutes, it is hereby ordered and adjudged as follows:
- In Sarasota County, all warrants are hereby automatically recalled in felony, misdemeanor, and criminal traffic cases in which all charges or counts are declined or nolle prossed by the State without the necessity of a hearing or further order of the Court.
- Only declines or nolle prosses that are filed with the Court as to all charges or counts within a case, are subject to automatic recall or deactivation as set forth in this order.
- When a document that declines or nolle prosses a case is filed with the Court, the Clerk of Court is directed to process the Court’s recall of any outstanding warrants within the case without further order of the Court.
- When a document that declines or nolle prosses a case is received by the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office from the State Attorney’s Office, the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office is directed to deactivate any warrants on that case thereby removing the warrant from FCIC/NCIC.
- This administrative order is effective immediately and may be applied retroactively.
Done and ordered in chambers, Sarasota County, Florida this 30th day of June, 2023.
Charles E. Roberts, Chief Judge
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