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Judicial Assignments in Pasco County, FL

If you want to know how judges are assigned to cases heard at the courthouse in New Port Richey or Dade City, FL, in Pasco County, then you should read Administrative Order 2017-066 PA-CIR which took effect on January 1, 2018.

This article discusses the current judicial assignments for cases in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, FL.

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WEST PASCO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS


CRIMINAL CIRCUIT COURT SECTIONS in New Port Richey, FL

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2017-066 PA-CIR, effective January 1, 2018, the following judicial assignments will be used for criminal court sections at the Dade City Courthouse for East Pasco:

  • Judge Mary M. Handsel in Section 3 presides over 50% of the criminal cases, including section 3 violations of probation cases and indirect criminal contempt affidavits filed in Section Q1 and prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office.
  • Judge Kim Campbell in Section 4 presides over 50% of the criminal cases, including section 4 violations of probation and indirect criminal contempt affidavits filed in Section Q2 and prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office.
  • Judge Shawn Crane in Section 31 presides over all adult drug court cases.

CRIMINAL COUNTY COURT SECTIONS in New Port Richey, FL

Judge Anne Wansboro in Section 15 presides over misdemeanors, DUI, criminal traffic, violations of probation, and orders to show cause relative to cases heard under this jurisdiction while presiding.

Judge Joseph A. Poblick in Section 16 presides over misdemeanors, DUI, criminal traffic, violations of probation, and orders to show cause relative to cases heard under this jurisdiction while presiding.


JUVENILE COURT SECTIONS in New Port Richey, FL

Judge Philippe Matthey in Section 7, 9, presides over the juvenile court sections in New Port Richey, FL.


FAMILY COURT SECTION for Protective Orders

The judges that preside over protective order hearings in New Port Richey, FL, include:

  • Judge Lauralee G. Westine in Section Q1 presides over 50% of the domestic violence injunction hearing cases.
  • Judge Daniel D. Diskey in Section Q2 presides over the other 50% of the domestic violence injunction hearing cases.
  • Judge Philippe Matthey in Section Q3 presides over all of the dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence and stalking injunction hearing cases.

EAST PASCO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS


CRIMINAL CIRCUIT COURT SECTIONS in Dade City, FL

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2017-066 PA-CIR, effective January 1, 2018, the following judicial assignments will be used at the Dade City Courthouse for East Pasco:

  • Judge Susan G. Barthle in Sections 1, 2 presides over all criminal cases, including violations of probation; and
  • Judge Shawn Crane in Section 30 presides over all Adult Drug Court cases.

CRIMINAL COUNTY COURT SECTIONS in Dade City, FL

Judge Candy Morris VanDercar in Section 10 presides over misdemeanors, DUI, criminal traffic, violations of probation, and orders to show cause relative to cases heard under this jurisdiction while presiding.

Judge William G. Sestak in Section 14 presides over misdemeanors, DUI, criminal traffic, violations of probation, and orders to show cause relative to cases heard under this jurisdiction while presiding.


JUVENILE COURT SECTIONS in Dade City, FL

In the juvenile court sections, Judge Lynn Tepper in Section 5, 28 presides over all juvenile delinquency proceedings.

Judge Lynn Tepper in Section P1 also presides over Project One cases which are dependency cases with family-related delinquency, domestic violence or domestic relations cases.


FAMILY COURT SECTION for Protective Orders

For protective order hearings in Section C, Judge Alicia Polk in Section C presides over 50% of the dating, domestic, repeat and sexual violence and stalking cases including any indirect criminal contempt affidavits prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office

In Section C1, Judge Kemba Johnson Lewis presides over the other 50% of dating, domestic, repeat and sexual violence and stalking cases including any indirect criminal contempt affidavits prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office


This article was last updated on Friday, August 17, 2018.