CHARLOTTE COUNTY FELONY CASE MANAGEMENT
Felony case management procedures were developed in January of 2008, with the intent to expand best practices to all counties to promote uniformity in practice throughout the 20th Judicial Circuit. Procedures were established to improve predictability, efficiency and timely disposition of felony criminal cases in the circuit court and to ensure compliance with provisions and aims of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. Differentiated Case Management techniques allow courts to tailor the case flow process to the requirements of individual cases. The main concepts of Differentiated Case Management are: (1) Setting case tracks, based on criteria that determines the necessary case events and time goals (2) Enhanced organization of court events by using a Pretrial Scheduling Order (3) Close case monitoring to ensure that the case progresses in the most efficient manner
Since inception, the Court, the State Attorney, the Public Defender and the defense bar have collaborated with a view towards a just and efficient disposition of criminal cases.
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