On August 22, 2011, this Court issued an Order to Show Cause and Notice of Arraignment directed to the Defendant, Julian Heicklen, ordering him to appear and show cause why he should not be adjudged guilty of, and punished for, indirect criminal contempt of court for his willful violation of Administrative Order 2011-03 and Administrative Order 2011-07-01 on August 18, 2011, and on August 22, 2011.

    The Order to Show Cause was served on the Defendant on August 22, 2011.  An Arraignment in this matter was held on August 22, 2011, wherein a plea of not guilty was entered on behalf of the Defendant.  On September 1, 2011, the trial in this matter was held.

    After fully considering the evidence, the Defendant’s arguments, witness testimony, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, this Court finds:

    1. Administrative Order 2011-03 governs expressive conduct toward summoned jurors by prohibiting the dissemination of all leaflets and other materials to summoned jurors containing written or pictorial information tending to influence jurors and other like action on courthouse grounds.  Recently the Fifth District Court of Appeal upheld the validity of this Order from constitutional attack by the Fully Informed Jury Association.  Said Association had argued the Order violated free speech principles because it was unconstitutionally vague and overbroad, among other things.

    2. Administrative Order 2011-07-01 established designated public speech areas, Exempt Zones, on the main Orange County Courthouse complex grounds.  Those people or groups who wish to engage in First Amendment activities on courthouse grounds may do so but must engage in those activities only in certain areas.

    3. The Defendant was fully aware of both Orders and had previously received copies of those Orders from Orange County Sheriff’s deputies.  The deputies had explained said Orders to the Defendant on multiple occasions.

    4. On August 18, 2011, and again on August 22, 2011, the Defendant distributed leaflets advocating certain beliefs which tended to influence summoned jurors and specifically targeted those persons summoned for jury duty in direct violation of Administrative Order 2011-03.

    5. For violating Administrative Order 2011-07-01 on August 2011, the Defendant is sentenced to 145 days in the Orange County Jail, to run concurrent with his sentence set forth in paragraph 2 immediately above, with credit for time served to this case.

    6. Within 60 days of release from incarceration, the Defendant shall start making payments of his costs and fine.  Defendant shall pay no less than $30.00 minimum monthly payment until the sentence is satisfied.  If the Defendant is unable to pay, he must let the Clerk of Court know and appropriate adjustments shall  be made.

    7. The Defendant has the right to appeal.  If he chooses to do so, he must file the proper documents to appeal within 30 days from the date of this Order.

        DONE AND ORDERED at Orlando, Orange County, Florida on the 2nd day of September, 2011.

(signature on original)
Belvin Perry, Jr.
Chief Judge


    I HEREBY CERTIFY that a trued and correct copy of the foregoing Order was  mailed by U. S. Mail to: Julian Heicklen, #11032297, P. O. Box 4970, Orlando, Florida 32802-4970 on this 2nd day of September, 2011.

(signed by) Robin A.  Bylu
General Counsel