The 60-Day Period In Florida Rule 3.800(C)
Both the First District and Third District have also recognized that a trial court can extend the deadline sua sponte where the trial court is unable to rule on the motion within the sixty-day time limitation.
In Gonzalez v. State, 979 So. 2d 1257, 1260 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008), the Third District stated that although the sixty-day period in rule 3.800(c) is a "filing-and-decision deadline," if that cannot be accomplished, a court can "extend the deadline on the court's own motion."
See also Bacchus v. State, 958 So. 2d 1016, 1017 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) (holding that the trial court erred in denying a 3.800(c) motion based on lack of jurisdiction since the motion was filed within sixty days of the mandate and thus the trial court had jurisdiction to consider the motion).