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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Alicia Garcia Priovolos

  • Division: County Domestic Violence
  • Section: 53/ M 89
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5674
  • Room: CHC 2820
  • Judicial Assistant: Lopez, Paula

 

Welcome to Judge Alicia Garcia Priovolos webpage.  Judge Garcia Priovolos presides over Criminal Domestic Violence cases and Civil Injunction cases.  Please read below for answers to commonly asked questions:    

CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                                               
Judicial Assistant:  Paula Lopez, palopez@jud11.flcourts.org
Bailiff / Court Specialist: Alvaro Puente, apuente@jud11.flcourts.org
Chambers Telephone: (305) 349-5674


ZOOM Meeting ID is: 925 8335 4538
(for Criminal and Civil matters).


M89 CRIMINAL CASES - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVISION

*Please see comment section for calendar information.

IF YOU ARE THE LISTED VICTIM ON A CRIMINAL CASE AND WISH TO HAVE CONTACT WITH THE DEFENDANT OR WISH FOR THE STATE TO DROP CHARGES, PLEASE CONTACT THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AT (305) 349-5830. 
  The court cannot dismiss charges or modify a condition of release without a proper legal motion.  Motions can only be filed by a party in the case, and all parties must be present in court for the motion to be heard. 

Please be aware that although the Courthouse is now open, we are still mindful about in-person contact.  Therefore, many of our hearings will be conducted via Zoom.  Hearings that require the submission of evidence or are non-jury trials, will be conducted in person.  All jury trials will be conducted in person.

We have established Virtual Courtrooms.  Court hearings in your case will be held remotely via video on the Zoom platform, which is free to you.  Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath. 
Zoom ID for Civil Injunction Hearings, Evidentiary Hearings, Soundings, Arraignments and Motions Calendar is: 925 8335 4538

DV53 CIVIL INJUNCTIONS

EVIDENCE FOR CIVIL INJUNCTION HEARINGS

If you wish for the judge to see or hear any physical evidence such as pictures, videos, text messages, receipts, etc., and your hearing is on:

ZOOM
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Send all evidence to DV53@jud11.flcourts.org at least two (2) business days prior to your hearing date.  Please include your case number in the subject line of your email. You are always welcome to call the judge’s judicial assistant to confirm your email was received.

IN PERSON
Bring with you to the courthouse all the evidence you intend to present during the hearing. Evidence must be printed out or be placed on a USB device. If your evidence is on a USB device, you must also bring a computer to play/display the evidence that is on the USB device.

Please note the judge will not review any evidence until the final hearing has commenced. All evidence which a party is seeking to introduce must be in English or translated into English. 

 

RESPONDENT FIREARM AFFIDAVIT                                                                                  
If you are a respondent and received a temporary or final injunction against you, you must fill out a Firearm Affidavit form describing any and all firearms and ammunition in your possession, and email the form to the Clerk at DVMotions@jud11.flcourts.org.  Please include your case number and your name in the subject line of the email. The link to the Firearm Affidavit is on this webpage under the DOCS tab, which is located on the top right hand side of this page.

FINAL INJUNCTION HEARINGS                                                                                       
If you received a Notice of Hearing for a FINAL INJUNCTION HEARING, please read all the instructions on your notice of hearing and injunction packet.  Your notice of hearing will tell you if your injunction hearing will be conducted IN PERSON at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, OR via ZOOM. 

Final injunction hearings are TRIALS.  Please bring all witnesses and evidence you wish to present to your final injunction hearing.  If you do not have access to ZOOM, there are computers in the courthouse you may use.  Please contact the judge’s chambers at least two (2) business days before your hearing day, and they will assist you with setting up at the courthouse computers.

If you need additional time to hire an attorney or need additional time to have your witnesses and evidence ready, please inform the court upon your case being called. 

 
    • Bachelor of Arts, Florida International University, 2002
    • JD, Florida International University, College of Law, 2005
    • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2005
    • Assistant State Attorney, 2005-2022
    • County Court Judge, 2023
 
MONDAYS - TRIAL CALENDAR is in-person at 9:00 am in courtroom 2-B.  No zoom appearances are permitted. 

TUESDAYS - SOUNDING CALENDAR is a hybrid calendar.  It takes place in-person and on zoom simultaneously.  The in-person sounding calendar is conducted in courtroom 2-A commencing at 9:30 am.  Defendants are welcome and encouraged to attend, but not required to be present if; (1) the defendant is represented by counsel and (2) counsel is not arguing a substantive motion. 

WEDNESDAYS - ARRAIGNMENT CALENDAR is a hybrid calendar.  It takes place in-person and on zoom simultaneously.  In-person arraignments are conducted in courtroom 2-C beginning at 9:30 am.  If written pleadings are filed by counsel and comply with Fla. R. of Crim. Pro. 3.160, the defendant and counsel are excused from appearing at arraignment calendar.  Both are always welcome to appear, but not required to appear. 

WEDNESDAYS - MOTION CALENDAR is a hybrid calendar.  It takes place in-person and on zoom simultaneously.  In-person motion calendar is conducted in courtroom 2-C starting at 10:00 am and 10:30 am.  If the motion is a non-evidentiary motion, parties may appear in person or on zoom.  If the motion is an evidentiary motion, (ie: one which requires testimony or evidence of any kind) counsel, the defendant, and any witnesses the parties wish to call are required to appear in person.  If a party is seeking an exception to the in-person appearance requirement, parties must comply with Fla. R. Crim. Pro 3.116(d)(2).

To request a hearing date: email Judicial Assistant Paula Lopez palopez@jud11.flcourts.org and copy opposing counsel.  The e-mail should also include the motion seeking to be heard and a proposed Order, in Microsoft Word format.  Please note e-filing motions will not provide the court with a copy, even if you add the court’s email address in the e-filing service. 

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
If a defendant is required to appear in-person, counsel must also appear in-person.
If you are seeking to modify the conditions of release and the defendant is out on bond, a bondsman must be present at the hearing and the State must be given reasonable time notify the alleged victim of the hearing.
If you are seeking to modify a stay away order, the defendant and the person which the stay away order protects (and/or their guardian) must be present at the hearing.

MORE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE JUDGES STANDING ORDER FOR CRIMINAL CASES WHICH IS LINKED ON THIS WEBPAGE. 
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