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Charlotte County Judge John L. Burns

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Charlotte County - Division B

Civil: County Civil50%
Civil: Small Claims50%
Civil Traffic Infractions100%
Criminal Misdemeanor (A-L)55%
Criminal Traffic (A-L)55%
Criminal Domestic Violence Cases (A-L)55%
Criminal OTSC's from Judge Alessandroni's Civil Cases100%
Teen Court25%

Judicial Assistant

Name: Terri
Phone: (941) 637-2266

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Charlotte County Justice Center
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Procedures for Electronically Submitting Proposed Orders - Please Read

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Effective immediately most of Judge John Burns' criminal and civil dockets will be conducted in his virtual courtroom. Hearings will be conducted through video and telephone, primarily via the free app "ZOOM".

Our office is working remotely. Please utilize email address for contact with the Court during this time. The phone will not be monitored on an hourly basis. The Court will continue to accept and enter electronically submitted orders.

Effective March 22, 2021, all proposed orders for Judge Burns are to be e-filed at For full instruction, please click on link above titled “Procedures for Electronically Submitting Proposed Orders – Please Read”

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