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Procedures/Preferences

COVID-19  
Until further notice, there will be NO IN-PERSON court appearances.  You MUST appear before Judge McNeil through Zoom at the date and time of your case.  Please do NOT come to the Plant City Courthouse for your court case during this time.

 

You may download the Zoom application for free on your phone to participate by video.  Otherwise you may call in at the number below.  At the scheduled time of your hearing, you may access the hearing by calling:
+1 253 215 8782 US.  Please enter the following Meeting ID: 402 763 9381.  Please plan to WAIT PATIENTLY until your hearing is called.

 

You are REQUIRED to appear by phone or video. 

*Attorneys must file a notice of appearance prior to the hearing and must appear at the hearing via video by using the following link through the Zoom application:
https://zoom.us/j/4027639381

 

*Attorneys must sign in with their first and last names through the Zoom application, so the Court may recognize them as an attorney participant and join them to the hearing at the appropriate time.

 

Please contact the office at dingwejl@fljud13.org, if you have any additional questions.  If you email or call the office, please leave a short message with your name, phone number and case number.  Your message will be returned as soon as possible during business hours.


DIVISION S - ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING AUDIO/VIDEO ATTENDANCE FOR YOUR HEARING

Due to current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus and pursuant to Thirteenth Circuit Administrative Order S-2020-19, directives from the Florida Supreme Court contained in AOSC20-13, and the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency, the Court hereby sets forth the following procedures for appearance at your scheduled hearing in Family Law Division S, Injunctions for Protection:

 

You are encouraged to appear for your hearing by phone or video conference by using the Zoom audio/video service.  You may download the app for free on your phone to participate by video.  Otherwise you may call in at the number below.  At the scheduled time of your hearing, you may access the hearing by calling: +1 253 215 8782 US. 

 

Please enter the following Meeting ID: 402 763 9381.  Please plan to WAIT PATIENTLY until your hearing is called.
 
You may appear via video by using the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/4027639381      

This may require downloading the Zoom app, which is a free service.

 

You are REQUIRED to appear by phone, video or in person.

 

Please contact the office, (813) 272-6160 if you have any additional questions. 


DIVISION U - ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING AUDIO/VIDEO ATTENDANCE FOR YOUR HEARING

Due to current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus and pursuant to Thirteenth Circuit Administrative Order S-2020-19, directives from the Florida Supreme Court contained in AOSC20-13, and the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency, the Court hereby sets forth the following procedures for appearance at your scheduled hearing in Circuit Court Division U:

 

You are encouraged to appear for your hearing by phone or video conference by using the Zoom audio/video service.  You may download the app for free on your phone to participate by video.  Otherwise you may call in at the number below.  At the scheduled time of your hearing, you may access the hearing by calling: +1 253 215 8782 US.  Please enter the following Meeting ID: 402 763 9381.  Please plan to WAIT PATIENTLY until your hearing is called.
 
You may appear via video by using the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/4027639381

This may require downloading the Zoom app, which is a free service. 

 

You are REQUIRED to appear by phone, video or in person. 

 

Please contact the office, (813) 272-6160 if you have any additional questions. 


CRIMINAL TRAFFIC AND MISDEMEANOR CASES- DIVISION P

Pursuant to administrative orders issued by Chief Justice Canady and Chief Judge Ficarrotta, the following county criminal proceedings are considered essential: “a) daily first appearance hearings; (b) motions to set or modify monetary bail for incarcerated individuals; (c) out-of-state fugitive warrants; (d) arraignments for incarcerated defendants; (e) negotiated pleas for incarcerated defendants that will result in the release of the defendant from the Hillsborough County jail facilities; and, (f) any other petition or motion of an emergency nature.”

 

Otherwise, all pending criminal traffic and misdemeanor proceedings (such as criminal traffic arraignments and dispositions as well as misdemeanor arraignments and dispositions) will be conducted in August.

 

See Administrative Order AOSC20-23 (Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts) and Administrative Order S-2020-023 (Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts-Phase II).


Intent of Court to Schedule Zoom Misdemeanor and Criminal Traffic Proceedings
You are encouraged to appear for your hearing by phone or video conference by using the Zoom audio/video service.  You may download the app for free on your phone to participate by video.  Otherwise you may call in at the number below.  At the scheduled time of your hearing, you may access the hearing by calling: +1 253 215 8782 US. 

 

Please enter the following Meeting ID: 402 763 9381.  Please plan to WAIT PATIENTLY until your hearing is called.

 

You may appear via video by using the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/4027639381

This may require downloading the Zoom app, which is a free service. 

 

You are REQUIRED to appear by phone, video or in person. 

 

Please contact the office, (813) 272-6160 if you have any additional questions.

 

We can schedule the following type of hearings via zoom, they will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 PM:
Motions to Modify Bonds, Pleas Resulting in Release from Incarceration, Pleas in Absentia., and VOP hearings.

 

Please contact Judge McNeil’s judicial assistant, Jaclyn Dingwerth, at dingwejl@fljud13.org or (813) 272-6160, for any questions. 

 

All criminal traffic and misdemeanor hearings and arraignments have been rescheduled.  Please contact Jaclyn Dingwerth to obtain any information regarding the re-scheduling. 


COUNTY CIVIL AND SMALL CLAIMS CASES-DIVISION Q (CC)

Pursuant to the administrative orders issued, we will be hearing county civil cases via Zoom until further order of the court.You are encouraged to appear for your hearing by phone or video conference by using the Zoom audio/video service. 

 

You may download the app for free on your phone to participate by video.  Otherwise you may call in at the number below.  At the scheduled time of your hearing, you may access the hearing by calling:
+1 253 215 8782 US.  Please enter the following Meeting ID: 402 763 9381.  Please plan to WAIT PATIENTLY until your hearing is called.

 

You may appear via video by using the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/4027639381

This may require downloading the Zoom app, which is a free service. 

 

You are REQUIRED to appear by phone, video or in person. 

 

Please contact the office, (813) 272-6160 if you have any additional questions. 

 

Please contact Jaclyn Dingwerth, dingwejl@fljud13.org, or (813) 272-6160, to set your hearing.  These will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only at 1:30 PM. 

 

Evidence must be e-filed with the clerk’s office 24-48 hours prior to your hearing.  Any other documents, please email to Jaclyn Dingwerth, at dingwejl@fljud13.org, with the case number and name.

 

If you would rather appear in person, please contact Jaclyn Dingwerth and we will schedule you in August.


CIVIL TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENTS AND HEARINGS-DIVISION Q (TR)

See Administrative Order AOSC20-23 (Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts) and Administrative Order S-2020-023 (Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts-Phase II).

 

All civil traffic arraignments and hearings have been rescheduled.  You should receive notice from the clerk’s office of your new court date.  If you have any questions, please call Jaclyn Dingwerth at (813) 272-6160 or email her at dingwejl@fljud13.org.

 

Any motions or requests you have, please file with the clerk’s office and they will be reviewed by Judge McNeil.