Judge Profile

Krista Marx

Judicial Experience:

  • 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1998
  • County Criminal Division, 2004


  • J.D., Florida State University Law School

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • State Attorney's Office, 1985 - 1998

Part Rule:

  • Criminal

    1. Do your require suppression hearings in advance of trial or may they be heard at beginning of trial? I prefer that the motion be heard prior to trial. 2. Do you accept a plea at docket call or require specially set hearings? I will accept a plea at calendar call. 3. Which motions can be heard at 8:45 a.m. hearings? Bond Hearings? Specially set Sworn Motion to Dismiss? Specially set Evidentiary Hearings? Specially set 4. What is your policy on work release and house arrest?Standing order w/i discretion of Sherriff. 5. Do you require judgment and sentence forms to be filled out by the attorney in advance of pleas conference? yes 6. Special requests or docket call. 7.If a case is settled, what procedure should be followed to advise your office? Call and set the case for a plea conference. 8. Do you require Defendant to be personally present at calendar call or may the attorney appear alone? Defendant must be present. 9. (Circuit Court) What is the policy for allowing felonies to be pled to misdemeanor? Acceptable if negotiated settlement Will you give more than one-hour notice for trial on special request? yes

  • Discovery

    1. Do you require counsel to certify that a good faith effort has been made to resolve discovery disputes before motions are brought before you? yes 2. Do you consider motions to compel responses to written discovery where no response or objections whatsoever has been received or filed without the necessity of a hearing? yes 3. Do you have any standard limitations or procedures reguarding discovery matters not addressed by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure? no

  • Motion Practice

    1. Do you allow hearings by conference call? no 2. Do you have a standard order for scheduling and conducting specially set hearings? no 3. Do you allow specially set hearings to be canceled by agreement of counsel? yes Is an order required? yes Are there time restrictions? no 4. What is the maximum amount of time you allow for a specially set hearing without requiring the hearing to be placed on a non-jury docket? N/A 5. What is the procedure for allowing matters to be set? All matters that are not set in court are scheduled by my judicial assistant. 6. Do you prefer to receive memoranda in support/opposition to motions in advance of a hearing or at the hearing? yes How far in advance? Five days. With a courtesy copy of the Notice/Order Setting Hearing? yes 7. Do you have any preference regarding the presentation of proposed orders for specially set hearings? no 8. What is the procedure for scheduling emergency motions? A motion will be reviewed first and then set if the matter is deemed an emergency. 9. What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for temporary injunctions? N/A 10.What is the procedure for scheduling hearings on motions for rehearing or new trials? (see answer #8)

  • Trial Arguments -- Opening/Closing

    1. What time constraints do you impose on: Opening Arguments Jury Trial None Non-Jury Trial None Closing Arguments Jury Trial It depends how much time the attorneys request. Non-Jury Trial None

  • Trial-Related Matters

    1. Continuance of trials When should motions for continuance be heard? Will accept stipulations on all hearings but calendar call & trial. All stipulations or hearings must be once a week in advance of hearing. Which of the following factors are important to determining whether to continue a trial? a. Parties Stipulate? b. Counsel's conflict with other trials c. Unavailability of a party? d. Unavailability of key expert witness? e. Unavailability of key fact witness? f. Incomplete discovery? g. Discovery violation by party opposing continuance? h. Vacations of counsel? i. Others? All of the above. 2. When a case on the calendar is not reached: Is the case automatically carried over? yes If so, is it to the next calendar or the next available calendar? Carried over to the next week for trial. Are pretrial deadlines automatically extended? no Does the case need to be renoticed? no 3. How much notice do you give to counsel to begin trial after docket has commenced? Two hour call. 4. Do you specially set cases for trial and if so, under what circumstances? Out of town witnesses, professional witnesses. 5. Do you generally try the oldest case first? Yes, unless a much more serious case is on the docket. 6.Do you use the uniform "Order Setting Trial" and pretrial instructions? no 7. What witnesses must be disclosed pursuant to you Pretrial Orders? all 8. Do you have any special rules and procedures for making evidence prior to trial? If there are more than ten pieces of evidence they must be premarked prior to trial. 9. Do you utilize a writen trial conflict form for docket call? no 10. Under what circumstances do you transfer cases over to the Trial Division? When I am in trial and the TD judge is available to hear another case which is ready.


  • Amy Tracy, Judicial Assistant