By order of the Chief Judge the Criminal Courthouse is OPEN for in-person hearings.
Daily Calendar begins at 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
AS OF 7/29 -PURSUANT TO NEW ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES:
1. DEFENDANTS MUST APPEAR IN PERSON FOR TRIAL & for Motions
to Quash Alias Capias.
2. You may appear via zoom
for daily calendar. ZOOM virtual hearings are held at 9:30 a.m. DAILY
3. The Court’s Virtual Zoom Meeting ID 958
TO JOIN BY PHONE CALL (786) 635-1003
4. You may call chambers for guidance or
questions at 305-548-5170 during regular business hours
REGARDING ZOOM APPEARANCES:
1. Remain MUTED until your case is called.
2. DEFENDANTS: dress
appropriately. Mute yourselves until your
case is called and turn on your camera.
3. ATTORNEYS: enter your
client’s name in the chat so you may be called out of turn.
4. ATTORNEYS appearing in
person, in court will be called first.
Division 3 Information & Procedures
1. JUDGE - Please DO NOT email the Judge. Direct all communications to the JA.
2. JUDICIAL ASSISTANT - Ricarda Ayala
Email address is email@example.com, copy to all parties on the case is required.
3. BAILIFF - Louis Sylvain.
4. CHAMBERS - 1351 N.W. 12th Street, Room 229, Miami, FL 33125.
5. TIME CALENDAR BEGINS EACH DAY: 9:30 A.M.
6. PROCEDURES FOR PLACING MOTIONS ON CALENDAR:
Motions must be e-filed with the Clerk’s Office. Send a Courtesy Copy of the
original motion to chambers via email. The JA will reply via email with the
date that the motion will be set on calendar. The movant is responsible
for preparing, filing and serving a Notice of Hearing on all parties. (NOTE:
The Clerk’s Office does not provide Judge Ruiz with copies of motions which
Counsel submits through E-filing.)
7. METHOD OF PROVIDING COURTESY COPIES: JA/Bailiff’s
Email. (NOTE: The Clerk’s Office does not provide Judge Ruiz with copies of
motions which Counsel submits through E-filing.)
8. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC MOTIONS: a.
CONTINUANCES: Motions for Continuance may be made ore tenus at Sounding. b. JAC MOTIONS: Send the motion
to JA via email (e.g. Motion for Investigative Costs, Motion to Declare
Defendant Indigent for Costs) along with supporting documentation, JAC’s
response, and a proposed order. If JAC does not request a hearing, the Court
may enter the proposed order without a hearing after reviewing the
documents. If JAC requests a hearing or if Judge Ruiz has concerns after
reviewing the motion and supporting documentation, the judicial assistant will
set the motion on calendar for hearing and will notify you via email). c. NEBBIA MOTIONS: Defense Counsel
should first present the documentary proof to the State and inquire whether the
State will stipulate the defendant has satisfied the Nebbia requirements.
If there is no stipulation, submit the documents to chambers via email and the
judicial assistant will reply with the date for the Nebbia hearing. In
most cases, the hearing will be set for the next business day if the documents
are provided to Chambers before 2:30 pm. d. LIMINE MOTIONS:
Motions in Limine must be filed in writing the Friday before trial.
Failure to do so, absent good cause, is sufficient basis for the Court to deny
the Motion. e. SEAL/EXPUNGE: File the
original with the Clerk’s office and send a copy to chambers via email. The JA
will reply via email with the date that the motion will be on calendar. Counsel
does not have to be present at the hearing if all documents are in order. f. RETURN OF PROPERTY: File the
original with the Clerk’s office and send a copy to chambers via email. You
must copy all counsel of record on email.