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Palm Beach County Courts Closed Through May 1st


Only essential business will continue


BOCA RATON, FL ( — A new order just announced by Florida’s Supreme Court mandates that all courts remain closed — except for essential business — until May 1st.

Essential court proceedings include: first appearance hearings, criminal arraignments when necessary, hearings on motions to set for modify monetary bail for those already in custody, juvenile detention hearings, juvenile dependence shelter and arraignment hearings, termination of parental rights advisory hearings, petitions, hearings on petitions for the appointment of an emergency temporary guardian, ex party injections for dating violence, domestic violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, stalking or prevention of child abuse, ex parte petitions for risk protection orders, issuance of warrants or authorizations for wiretaps, Baker Act and Marchman act proceedings, Extraordinary Writs, proceedings related to the state of emergency.

All other items are considered non-essential — unless otherwise determined by a judge.

Read the entire order below.



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