Every weekday, First Appearance Court is held at 8:30am and again at 1pm. Traditionally, an individual who is arrested and completes the intake process at the Mail Jail before 4am will appear in court on the morning docket at 8:30am.
On weekends and court holidays, only the morning docket is heard at 8:30am.
First Appearance / Magistrate Hearings are held:
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.
Spanish and Creole interpreters are available to assist as needed.
Family members and loved ones are welcome to attend First Appearance / Magistrate hearings and are encouraged to come show their support and ties to the community.