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New County Court Administrative Order: Miami

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

THE HONORABLE SAMUEL J. SLOM
1351 N.W. 12 STREET ROOM 513
Miami, FL. 33125
Phone: (305) 548-5187
TO: ALL CONCERNED
FROM: SAM SLOM, ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE, COUNTY CRIMINAL DIV.
RE: SOUNDING CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT
DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2009

The Judges of the Criminal Division of County Court have decided that the only cases that will be set for sounding in the future are DUI cases. It is anticipated that the elimination of sounding calendars on non-DUI cases will begin in January. It is hopeful that the elimination of sounding calendars on non-DUI cases will result in the following benefits:

  • Attorneys and defendants will not be required to attend those sounding calendars thereby saving them both time and money.
  • Fewer people will be summoned to the courthouse on Wednesdays thus reducing the delay in gaining access to the building as well as to the courtroom.
  • It is hopeful that fewer continuances will be sought thereby allowing cases to proceed to trial in a timely manner.
  • Judges can utilize that two to three hour period, previously reserved for such soundings, to address motions, reports, or trials. (more…)