V Divisional News

Static ZOOM Link:

Effective Monday, January 4, 2021, the ZOOM link for Division V will be the same every day. Please make a note of it and feel free to share with anyone who would like to appear remotely. It is as follows:

Meeting Link: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 876 5881 1405
Dial by your location:
  • US Toll-free 877-853-5257
  • US Toll-free 888-475-4499

COVID-19 Update 7/30/2021

Criminal Felony Division "V" is operating in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court's Administrative Orders, and this Circuit's Administrative Order 12.515-07/2021. As updated Administrative Orders are issued, this Court will operate in accordance with any new or updated Administrative Orders issued by the Florida Supreme Court and/or the 15th Judicial Circuit.

All evidentiary hearings shall be in-person unless the Court has granted prior Court approval.  Counsel and parties may appear via zoom for status hearings and case dispositions without prior court approval.  The Court will give priority to those appearing in person to maintain safety protocols in the courtroom. 

This Division is dedicated to following the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders and the Administrative Orders of this Circuit posted on the Fifteenth Judicial Website.  

Effective immediately: in preparation of all motion hearings, proposed orders must be submitted electronically prior to the hearing. This includes Orders on Motions to Withdraw.

Judge Howard K. Coates, Jr. presides over Criminal Felony Division V in Courtroom 10E in the Main Judicial Courthouse, 205 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Division V email: CAD-DivisionV@pbcgov.org

Please see Divisional Instructions for Judge Coates' court procedures.

Standing Order Regarding Transporting Inmates
Order Clarifying and/or Revoking any Prior Division "V" Standing Orders Authorizing Sheriff to Release any Sentenced Defendants to In-house Arrest and/or Work Release Without Case Specific Orders