Emergency Petition Before Florida High Court Seeks to Delay Trial Over ‘3rd Wave’ of Coronavirus

Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo: Shutterstock.com) Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

A St. Petersburg criminal defendant has filed an emergency petition with the Florida Supreme Court to delay an in-person criminal trial on Tuesday, citing the third wave of the coronavirus. The case shows the disruption caused by rising cases of the coronavirus within the Florida court system.