IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2-28.1

IN RE: LOCATION OF DEPOSITIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES



WHEREAS Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.220(h)(3) provides that discovery depositions in criminal cases should take place in a building where the trial will be held, and

WHEREAS there is a need to standardize the places within the Polk County Courthouse where depositions in criminal cases are held in order to avoid confusion and delay on the part of witnesses and other participants in depositions, it is hereby

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that unless otherwise agreed by the parties, depositions in Polk County criminal cases set by the Public Defender or one of his assistants will be held at the Office of the Public Defender located at the Polk County Courthouse on the third floor in one of the following rooms: Depositions Room 1, Deposition Room 2, Deposition Room 3, or Conference Room 3144. Depositions in Polk County criminal cases set by privately retained or court appointed defense counsel or by the State Attorney or one of his assistants will be held at the Office of the State Attorney located in the Polk County Courthouse on the second floor in one of the following rooms: 2223 or 2224. In the event the stated rooms are unavailable, the deposition will take place in an available room or office.

This Administrative Order hereby supercedes Administrative Order No. 2-28.0.

DONE AND ORDERED on this ________ day of January, 1997.

Charles A. Davis, Jr.

Chief Judge



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