Kelvin Soto, Esq. Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller Hosts the Inaugural HalloWedding Group Scare-A-Marry & Reception

It was a spooky themed celebration of love and marriage at the Osceola County Historical Courthouse this Halloween. A total of fourteen couples participated in this first of it’s kind experience in Osceola County. Eleven couples committed to “until death do us part” and one couple re-committed their eternal love during the English Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Two couples said “I boo” at the Spanish Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.  

 

The Ceremonies were officiated by the Honorable Kelvin Soto, Esq., Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller and Rob Willhoit, Chief of Staff for the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office. Guests enjoyed themed music with no tricks, only treats, with festive cupcakes by Candyland Designs, a local Downtown Kissimmee Mainstreet bakery. Family and friends surrounded their loved ones in celebration. One couple, Nicholas and Philippa, traveled from as far as the U.K. to participate in the HalloWedding Scare-A-Marry & reception.

 

The vow renewal ceremony was a request from Jean Jupa and her husband Tory Sims. For them, Halloween isn’t just a holiday …. It’s a lifestyle. They arrived in their authentic Hearse, appropriately named “EDeath” and drove their “Just Married” hearse to their post vow renewal celebrations.

 

Since taking office in January of 2021, Clerk Soto and his new executive staff have taken every opportunity to fulfill their organizational aspirations one of which is to advance the well-being of all, one person at a time. The office aspires to serve the community with care, commit to excellence and drive efficiencies. This inaugural, one-of-a-kind event is just one of the many ways Clerk Kelvin Soto’s team is meeting the public where they want. The office is looking forward to creating other unique experiences to connect with the community it serves.

 

The ceremony was live streamed on Kelvin Soto Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller’s Facebook page and can be viewed in English and in Spanish 

Clerks Care: Hurricane Ian Relief Effort

 

Kelvin Soto, Esq. Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller Supports Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts

As a result of the destruction and damage caused by Hurricane Ian, Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers established a GoFundMe to aid Clerks and staff directly impacted by Hurricane Ian and their long road to recovery. Please support the recovery efforts for our Deputy Clerks who were affected.

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Kelvin Soto, Esq. Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller’s Office Hosts Safe Surrender Event

Get Your Warrant Swapped Out at Osceola County’s Safe Surrender Event 

The Office of Kelvin Soto, Esq., Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is pleased to announce the Osceola County Safe Surrender Event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 201 East Dakin Ave, Kissimmee, FL, 34741.  

The Safe Surrender event provides an opportunity for individuals to turn themselves in and clear outstanding warrants for non-violent misdemeanor crimes in a safe and dignified manner. At the event, participants will meet virtually with a Judge. Osceola County Safe Surrender Day is not an amnesty program, but does offer favorable considerations from the court, often in the form of reduced fines, probation requirements or a new court date as an alternative to jail time. Individuals may also apply for a public defender at the event.  

As long as the warrant was issued in Osceola County participants do not need to be a resident of Osceola County to attend, however they do need to be an American citizen or legal resident. Participants must bring some form of photo ID. Children are not permitted.  

The most common non-violent misdemeanor warrants are due to failure to appear for their court date or probation violation. 

Previous participants expressed their gratitude for this event as it allowed those individuals to set a new court date appearance without receiving jail time, paying additional fines, or having to miss work. Other participants said it saved them the embarrassment of being arrested in front of their families or co-workers.  

The event is a collaboration between the Office of Kelvin Soto, Esq the Osceola Clerk of Court and County Comptroller, Osceola County, State Attorney’s Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Public Defender’s Office, Osceola County Corrections, St. Cloud Police Department, Kissimmee Police Department and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.   

For more information, contact the Osceola Clerk of Circuit Court and County Comptroller Criminal Division, 407-742-3566.

 

Obtenga su orden de arresto intercambiada en el evento de Safe Surrender del condado de Osceola 

La Oficina de Kelvin Soto, Esq. Secretario del Tribunal de Circuito y Contralor del Condado de Osceola se complace en anunciar el evento de Safe Surrender del condado de Osceola. Este evento se llevará acabo el martes 18 de Octubre de 2022, de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. en el Centro Cívico Kissimmee ubicado en 201 East Dakin Ave, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. 

Este evento brinda una oportunidad para que las personas se entreguen y liquiden las órdenes de arresto pendientes por delitos menores no violentos de una manera segura y digna. En el evento, los participantes se reunirán virtualmente con un Juez. El Día de Safe Surrender del Condado de Osceola no es un programa de amnistía, pero ofrece consideraciones favorables de la corte, a menudo en forma de multas reducidas, requisitos de libertad condicional o una nueva fecha en la corte como alternativa al tiempo en la cárcel. Las personas también pueden solicitar un defensor público en el evento. 

 Siempre y cuando la orden se emitió en el Condado de Osceola, los participantes no necesitan ser residentes del Condado de Osceola para asistir, sin embargo, sí necesitan ser ciudadanos estadounidenses o residentes legales. Los participantes deben traer algún tipo de identificación con foto. No se permiten niños. 

Las órdenes de detención por delitos menores no violentos más comunes se deben a la falta de comparecencia para su fecha en la corte o a la violación de la libertad condicional. 

Los participantes anteriores expresaron su gratitud por este evento, ya que permitió a esas personas establecer una nueva comparecencia en la corte sin recibir tiempo en la cárcel, pagar multas adicionales o tener que faltar al trabajo. Otros participantes dijeron que les ahorró la vergüenza de ser arrestados frente a sus familias o compañeros de trabajo. 

El evento es una colaboración entre la Oficina de Kelvin Soto, Esq el Secretario de la Corte de Osceola y el Contralor del Condado, el Condado de Osceola, la Oficina del Fiscal del Estado, el Tribunal del Noveno Circuito Judicial de Florida, la Oficina del Defensor Público, las Correcciones del Condado de Osceola, el Departamento de Policía de St. Cloud, el Departamento de Policía de Kissimmee y la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Osceola. 

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Secretario de Osceola de la Corte de Circuito y la División Penal del Contralor del Condado, 407-742-3566.