St. Lucie County Courthouse
218 S 2nd Street, Suite 213
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
JA: Laurie Lapidus
Honorable Judge Robert E. Belanger
St. Lucie: One-third of Felony Cases including review of Arrest and Violation of Probation Warrants; Bond Hearings; Pre-trial Motions; Change of Pleas; Trials; Sentencing; 3.800 motions and 3.850 post-conviction motions; Violation of Probation Cases; Arraignments; All Fast-Track Change of Pleas; (A-Ge of alphabet).
Notice of Hearing
Your notice of hearing must contain a Certificate that states the matter has been coordinated with the opposing party/counsel and that you have contacted opposing counsel in an effort to resolve the issue(s), however, the matter cannot be resolved and a hearing is necessary. (Note: the special certification requirements for discovery disputes)
CRIMINAL (Felony) – Scheduled through Judicial Assistant
The court’s Criminal/Felony Dates and times will be posted to the online calendar for viewing purposes only. Hearings are to be scheduled by contacting the Judicial Assistant or are set in open court.
Must be submitted to Judge Belanger for his review prior to setting hearing.
Calendars will be posted as soon as available and will be updated when necessary. Please be sure to check the calendars frequently. DO NOT contact the Judicial Assistant to inquire when a calendar will be posted.