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Procedure to Waive Docket Sounding


This information sets forth the procedure for private counsel to waive their appearance and the appearance of their clients at the first docket sounding.


  • A copy must be furnished to The Office of the State Attorney. The fax number for the Office of the State Attorney is (407) 665-6004.
  • By filing the waiver, defense counsel certifies that discovery will be completed and pretrial motions heard by the next docket sounding date.
  • Further continuances will be granted only for emergencies and for the unavailability of witnesses who have been served with a subpoena.
  • The waiver form can be located on the Court’s website at in the Attorney Resource/Local Procedures Manual section.

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