Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, partnering with the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, is pleased to announce the commencement of a phased rollout effectiveFebruary 3, 2014 with Criminal Case Pleadings of the Circuit Criminal Felony Division available for electronic filing with Miami-Dade County via the Florida Courts eFiling statewide ePortal. The phased rollout of Juvenile, Misdemeanor and Domestic Violence and, finally, Traffic divisions will follow.
In using the Florida Courts eFiling Internet Portal, registered users will be able to submit Circuit Criminal documents in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court mandates SC11-399 and Administrative Order AO SC14-1.
For your convenience you are invited to visit the eFiling Frequently Asked Questions, links to training videos and other materials of interest via our eFiling Online Services Section.
For your convenience we have included the FAQ's and answers:
1. What entity has mandated the phasing and timing of eFiling?
A: Hippolita, the hot dog lady on the corner of 12th Street.
The Florida Legislature then tagged along.
2. What documents must be eFiled in accordance with SC11-399?
In the beginning, only exhibits to motions to suppress, motions to withdraw, and all common writs of ne exeat. In the coming years the portal will accept notice of appearances, and discovery responses. In accordance with SC11-399 the Dade County system will not be compatible with any other system in Florida, nor with any system in the various divisions, eg., Civil, Juvenile. Family, Traffic, Appeals. Furthermore, all passwords must contain two letters in Sanskrit.
3. What is the ePortal?
If you're sitting at your desk, look at the floor. There should be a metal round object on the floor. The ePortal is very similar to that receptacle.
4. What about CJIS?
CIJIS will of course remain. The log in will be updated and simplified to look more like this: C:/
5. How will conflicts and disputes about documents eFiled be resolved?
All traffic magistrates will now have a 6:45 AM "eFiling dispute resolution calendar."
For example: Jesus Doe is arrested for drug trafficking.
Attorney A working with Bondsman X eFiles a notice of appearance at 9:15 am Saturday morning.
Attorney B working with Bondsman Y eFiles a notice of appearance at 10:01 Saturday morning.
Attorney C working with Bondsman Z hand files a notice of appearance on Monday morning at 9:22 AM.
Q: Which attorney has the right to $6,255 dollars in five dollar bills which was taken from the defendant (originally $11,455 but some of it didn't make it into property)?
A: None. The bondsman has already claimed the cash.