Ph: (772) 462-8856
324 Courthouse Addition
218 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
JA: Susanne Butler
Honorable Judge Gary L. Sweet
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; Sentencings; 3.800 motions and non-3.850 post-conviction motions (Alphabet A-Ge).
NOTICE: As of January 13, 2014
Judge Robert Belanger will begin his assignment to the St. Lucie County Felony Division (A-Ge) and Judge Sweet will begin his assignment in Okeechobee County.
Please take a moment to review Judge Belanger’s procedures on his Website.
To be used only upon approval by Judicial Assistant and to fax notices of settlement/dismissal for removal from trial dockets.
Attorneys may schedule Special Set Motions (1 hour or under) using the online scheduling program. Parties will be restricted to the time they allotted for the hearing. The calendar will indicate when the UMC, Pre-Judgment, and Post-Judgment hearings are to be scheduled. The website is https://slccjis.stlucieco.gov/attorney_calendar. Users must register to obtain a user id and password on the site. Copies of motions and notice of hearings must be sent to the Judicial Assistant. The Court reserves the discretion to reject any scheduling. Attorneys who repeatedly abuse the online scheduling may be denied further privileges of self-scheduling. Non-evidentiary motions may be denied without hearing, e.g., motions to dismiss.
Longer hearings must be set with the Judicial Assistant after sending a copy to the Judicial Assistant. Attorneys should consult the Judge’s on-line calendar (link below) and confer with opposing counsel on mutually convenient dates before calling the J.A.
MONDAY AND FRIDAY – NO UMC TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – ALL UMC MOTIONS INCLUDING FORECLOSURE SJ @ 9:00 AM.
ALL TELEPHONIC UMC MOTIONS MUST BE SET UP WITH COURTCALL THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING. THERE WILL BE NO ADD ON AFTER THE CUT OFF DATE. TO APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY FOR FORECLOSURE SJ’s, YOU MUST CALL COURTCALL FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE AND TIME. **COURTCALL: 888-882-6878-EXT. 870** .
SEND ALL PACKETS INCLUDING FORECLOSURES TO JUDGE SWEET @ 312 NW 3RD ST., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974.
The Judicial Assistant does not track UMC hearings. As a result, we ask that you please NOT call the Judge’s office to check if your case has been set on or removed from a UMC docket. Do not fax cancellations of Foreclosure/UMC hearings to our office.
** Please click below to read PROCEDURES before contacting Judge Sweet's office.**