320 Courthouse Addition
218 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
JA: Carol Hogya(Send Email)
Honorable Judge James W. McCann
St. Lucie: One-third of Felony Cases (Gm-Or of alphabet) 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.
For All Civil Jury Trial Cases and Mortgage Foreclosures call Judge McManus office in Martin County.
To be used only upon approval by Judicial Assistant and to fax notices.
Continuance of Docket Call:
Judge McCann will not entertain Stipulated Motions for Continuance of Docket Calls that are not received in this office by 4:00 p.m. within one week of Docket Call, i.e. if docket call is on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 the Motion for Continuance MUST be received in THIS OFFICE no later than 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 to be considered.
Change of Plea Hearings:
WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR A CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING THE PLEA FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THIS OFFICE BY NOON THE BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE HEARING. IF THIS IS NOT DONE THE DEFENDANTS, IF INCARCERATED, WILL NOT BE BROUGHT OVER FOR THE HEARING AND THE ATTORNEY OF RECORD WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE HEARING TO OBTAIN A NEW COURT DATE.
Request for Hearing Time:
The motion must be filled with the Clerk's office prior to request.
Should you need hearing time before Judge McCann you shall email opposing counsel to determine how much time EVERYONE will need for the hearing. Once you have obtained that information you should forward those e-mails to the Judicial Assistant at (email@example.com) with your hearing request ***cc’d to ALL opposing parties in the case or your request will not be considered, indicating the Case Name and Number; what you are requesting to be heard; and how much time everyone is requesting.
*** ALL E-MAILS TO ME MUST INCLUDE ALL PARTIES TO THE ACTION OR THE E-MAIL WILL BE DISREGARDED
For additional Procedures:
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