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CIRCUIT COURT REPORTING FAQs


Are all proceedings at the 13th Judicial Circuit either digitally recorded or stenographically recorded for circuit and county criminal cases?
Yes. preliminary presentation, misdemeanor, criminal, traffic, juvenile dependency, juvenile delinquency, and domestic violence cases are digitally recorded. Felony court is a hybrid model, which utilizes both digital recording and stenographic recorded proceedings.

For civil, family and civil traffic infraction cases, it is the responsibility of the litigants to hire a court reporter.

 

Can I order an audio CD or a transcript from a court hearing? And how?
Yes. You may obtain a copy of the audio CD or printed transcript from any digitally recorded proceeding. If the proceeding was stenographically reported only the transcript is available.


To order an audio CD or transcript from a court hearing, you should note whether the division  has a digital or stenographic court reporter and contact accordingly.

 

Audio CDs of digitally recorded proceedings can be ordered at:

 Email:

audiorequest@fljud13.org  

Phone: 813-307-3361

 

Written Transcripts from a digitally recorded proceeding can be ordered from:

 

Record Transcripts, Inc.

 

501 E Kennedy Blvd #170 

 

Tampa, Florida 33602

 

Phone: 813-514-5100

Email:

orders@rtitampa.com

 

Written Transcripts from stenographic recorded proceedings can be ordered from:

Email 

reporters@fljud13.org 

 

Phone: 813-307-3597


CRIMINAL JUSTICE & TRIAL

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

A

Steno

514-5100

B

Digital

514-5100

C

Digital

514-5100

D

Digital

514-5100

E

Steno

307-3597

F

Steno

307-3597

G

Steno

307-3597

I

Digital

514-5100

J

Digital

514-5100

K

Steno

307-3597

TRIAL 1

Steno

307-3597

TRIAL 2

Steno

307-3597

TRIAL 3 

Digital

514-5100
     

DRUG COURT

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

W

Digital

514-5100

Y

Digital

514-5100



EMERGENCY

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

O

Digital

514-5100



UNIFIED FAMILY COURT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

G

Digital

514-5100

H

Digital

514-5100

Digital  514-5100 


UNIFIED FAMILY COURT: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

A

Digital

514-5100

F

Digital

514-5100

M

Digital

514-5100



UNIFIED FAMILY COURT: JUVENILE DRUG COURT

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

E

Digital

514-5100



UNIFIED FAMILY COURT: JUVENILE DEPENDENCY

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

C

Digital

514-5100

D

Digital

514-5100

I

Digital

514-5100

J

Digital

514-5100

S

Digital

514-5100

M

Digital

514-5100

V

Digital

514-5100



EAST CIRCUIT – UNIFIED FAMILY COURT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

S

Digital

514-5100

V Digital 514-5100


COUNTY CRIMINAL

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

A

Digital

514-5100

B

Digital

514-5100

C

Digital

514-5100

D

Digital

514-5100

E

Digital

514-5100

G

Digital

514-5100



COUNTY CRIMINAL: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

F

Digital

514-5100



FIRST APPEARANCE

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

O

Digital

514-5100



EAST COUNTY

DIVISION

DIGITAL/STENO

CONTACT NUMBER

P

Digital

514-5100

X

Digital

514-5100



Can anyone obtain transcripts of court proceedings?
Yes, According to Florida’s Sunshine Law, Chapter 286.011, Florida Statutes, transcripts of proceedings are considered public record, with the exception of certain matters which are confidential by law.

 

What laws govern court reporting?
Fla. Statutes: Section 25.383 (Standards for Court Reporters)

Fla. Statutes: Section 27.0061 (Transcripts in Criminal Cases)

Fla. Statutes: Section 90.108(2) (Transcripts as Prima Facie Evidence)

Fla. Statutes: Section 839.24 (Penalty for Failure to Perform)

Fla. Statutes: Section 905.26 and 905.27 (Governing Grand Jury Proceedings)

Fla. Rules of Judicial Administration: Rules 2.050 (b) (6) & (g) (Requirements/Directives of the Judge)

Fla. Rule 2.070 (Court Reporting Standards and Requirements)

Fla. Rule 2.075 (e) (Retention of Court Records)
Fla. Rules of Appellate Procedure: Rule 9.200 (requirements for the Appellate Record)