Z Divisional News

Please note, effective March 23, 2020

Pending Further Notice, Divisions “S”, “U”, “W”, and “Z” essential court hearings will be held in courtroom 11H, Monday- Thursday; and Divisions “R”, “V”, and “X” will be held in courtroom 11A, Monday- Thursday. The use of the ceremonial courtroom is to minimize the court staff needed and to exercise social distancing effectively. Therefore, the dockets will be staggered as follows:

Courtroom 11A

Division “R” at 8:30
Division “V” at 9:00
Division “X” at 9:30

Courtroom 11H

Division “S” at 8:30
Division “U” at 9:00
Division “W” at 9:30
Division “Z” at 10:00

Essential hearings” are identified as bond hearings, pre-negotiated pleas, juvenile commitment release requests, non-represented defendant arraignments, and 30-day State-to-file hearings, or any other emergency or time sensitive matter as determined by the Divisional Judge.


All courthouse buildings remain open.  Mediations will be held remotely Monday through Friday.  On the following Fridays, all court hearings are suspended with the exception of: first appearances at the Gun Club Criminal Justice Complex, juvenile detention and shelter hearings at the Main Courthouse, walk-in/emergency Baker Act and Marchman Act hearings at the South, North and Main Courthouses, and any other emergency or time sensitive hearing as specially set by any judge at any courthouse


  • March 27, 2020

  • April 3, 2020

  • April 10, 2020 (Court Holiday—Baker/Marchman walk-ins and Juvenile hearings will be held at Gun Club)

  • April 17, 2020

  • April 24, 2020

  • May 1, 2020



Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo presides over Circuit Criminal Division Z in Courtroom 11H in the Main Judicial Complex, 205 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida.