The Honorable Peter A. Bell
Division Charlotte County - Division A
|Civil: County Civil||50%|
|Civil: Small Claims||50%|
|Criminal Misdemeanor (M-Z)||45%|
|Criminal Traffic (M-Z)||45%|
|Criminal Domestic Violence Cases (M-Z)||45%|
|Criminal OTSC's from Judge Burns Civil Cases||100%|
|Juvenile Delinquency (Circuit Assignment)||100%|
Judicial Assistant Vicki
Phone (941) 637-2291
Fax (941) 637-2101
Charlotte County Justice Center
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Procedures and Instructions for entry of Pleas In Absentia, see Judge Bell’s Downloads, below.
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As a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic many Court proceedings are being conducted via video using the Zoom application. If you have an attorney, contact them for information regarding the Zoom information applicable to your hearing. If you do not have an attorney, make certain you have filed your email address in your Court file. You may then ask my Judicial Assistant to email your zoom information to the email address in your file by calling (941) 637-2291.
Judge Bell received his BA from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and his JD from South Texas college of Law in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of both the Florida and the National Judicial College. Judge Bell was in private practice prior to being elected County Judge in 2000.
Born in Olean, New York, Judge Bell has lived primarily in Charlotte County, Florida, since 1961. He is married with seven children and two grandchildren.
|NEW COUNTY CIVIL STANDING ORDER WITH CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN||View|
|Order of Referral to Magistrate - Judge Bell||View|
|Order Appointing Third Expert For Competency Evaluation And Notice Of Hearing||View|
|Order Appointing Experts For Competency Evaluation And Notice Of Status Hearing||View|
|E FILING NEW PROCEDURES FOR ALL PROPOSED ORDERS||View|
|Procedure for Entry of a Plea in Absentia:||Downloads|
|Procedure for Entry of a Plea in Absentia||View|
|Authorization to Enter Plea in Absentia||View|
|Authorization to Enter Plea in Absentia to a VOP||View|
|Plea of Guilty or No Contest||View|
|Request to be Sentenced by Audiovisual||View|
|Stipulation for consideration of Plea in Absentia||View|
|Stipulation for Consideration of Plea in Absentia - VOP||View|