Florida Criminal Procedure

Rules, Statutes, and Cases

3.030. Service of Pleadings and Papers

RULE 3.030. SERVICE OF PLEADINGS AND PAPERSwordpress-feat-img-jcb

(a) Service. Every pleading subsequent to the initial indictment or information on which a defendant is to be tried unless the court otherwise orders, and every order not entered in open court, every written motion unless it is one about which a hearing ex parte is authorized, and every written notice, demand, and similar document shall be served on each party in conformity with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516; however, nothing herein shall be construed to require that a plea of not guilty shall be in writing.

(b) Filing. All documents that are “court records” as defined in the Florida Rules
of Judicial Administration must be filed with the clerk in accordance with Florida Rules of
Judicial Administration 2.520 and 2.525.

(c) Deposit with the Clerk. Any paper document that is a judgment and sentence
or required by statute or rule to be sworn to or notarized shall be filed and deposited with the clerk immediately thereafter. The clerk shall maintain deposited original paper documents in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.430, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

COMMENTARY:  Note, email service becomes mandatory for criminal cases on October 1, 2013.  This rule governs that method of service.

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