Today is April 1. Has the Confiker worm hit you?
NEW 24 Hour Court to debut:
For years we have complained about the long lines in the REGJB, especially on Mondays and Tuesdays where court is closed on Monday.
In response to our complaints, and to be filed under the heading "be careful what you wish for", the Judges of the REGJB are set to debut the new 24 Hour Court!!!
Yes, in an order to be signed by the chief judges of country and criminal court today, there will be established a new 24 hour court open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to handle all emergency hearings, and for those who opt for it, traffic tickets and non-DUI misdemeanors.
The police officers who work midnight shifts have lobbied for this for years, as it would allow them to appear in court during their normal working hours. Defendants will have the choice to check a box on a ticket, traffic infraction, or promise to appear, that will authorize the clerk to set the case for arraignment, sounding, and trial, between either the hours of 6PM and midnight or for those night rangers, 12 am and 6 am.
"The lawyers will just have to deal with it" said the spokesperson for the 11th Judicial Circuit. "The world does not revolve around them and it's time they realized that."
Query: How will you handle a case set for trial at 2am Friday morning?
FEDERAL DEATH RECOMMENDATION:
For those of you following the trial, the Federal Jury in the West Palm Beach case involving the execution of a family of four on the Florida turnpike, has recommended death for both defendants. Judge Hurley has the case and he heads into senior status having to make a life and death decision. The Channel 7 recap is here.
See you in court, but only between 8Am and 5Pm.