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Pat Siracusa

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Pat Siracusa
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Current Court Information:
Florida Sixth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Group 32
Active:   1/2007 - 1/2019
Past position:   Prosecutor
Past term:   1995 - 2006
Personal History
Law School:   University of Florida Law School
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Sixth Circuit Court
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 14, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA
Pat Siracusa is a judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was elected on September 5, 2006 (effective the following January). He was re-elected in 2012 and his current term expires in January of 2019.[1][2][3]


Siracusa graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1993. He later taught as an adjunct instructor at St. Petersburg College.[4]


Siracusa worked as a prosecutor for 11 years prior to his election to the circuit court in 2006.[4]

2012 election

Siracusa was unopposed and automatically re-elected to the circuit court following the primary election on August 14, 2012.[5]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

Notable cases

Retired police officer denied bail for shooting, killing man in movie theater

In January 2014, Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer, was accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson in a movie theater. The altercation, according to the sheriff's reports, started when Reeves had asked Oulson to stop texting in the theater. A detective's report stated that Reeves also informed management and, when he came back to his seat, spoke with Oulson again. Oulson then threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves. Reeves said that he was hit in the face by Oulson with an unknown object and "was in fear of being attacked." That's when he pulled out his .380 caliber gun and shot Oulson in the chest. Oulson's wife's hand was also wounded by the bullet.[6] The case was initially heard by Lynn Tepper, but it was then sent to Judge Pat Siracusa, who denied Reeves bail.[7]

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