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Florida courts include county, circuit and district courts, as well as the Florida Supreme Court. Florida's 20 Circuit Courts hear general civil cases, as well as estate, tax, juvenile, and criminal matters. The majority of Florida jury trials take place in its trial courts, called Circuit Courts. Each of Florida's 67 counties has a County Court that hears civil cases valued at less than $15,000 as well as other traffic and misdemeanor cases. The majority of non-jury trials take place in County Court. Florida's appellate courts are called District Courts, and hear appeals from the lower courts.

If you're looking for legal forms in Florida, you can access the Florida courts self-help center at http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/self_help/index.shtml. With some exceptions (including most juvenile court records,) Florida court documents are public record in Florida. The My Florida County website (https://www.myfloridacounty.com/official_records/index.html) allows you to search and retrieve Florida court records from circuit and county courts, but there is a charge for this service. Although this online database doesn't include Florida's district courts or the Florida Supreme court, their court dockets can be searched via the Florida State Court's website (http://www.flcourts.org/index.shtml). Copies of Florida court documents can also be obtained at the courthouse where they're held.
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27, Mar 2015 - Man gets life for killing 2 victims near Panhandle trail
An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two people near a scenic Florida Panhandle trail.
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Prosecutors try to link gun found at crime scene to Aaron Hernandez
FALL RIVER, Mass.–A gun, an old Toyota Camry, and $15,000 were the focus of testimony in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Monday. Testimony revealed that Hernandez deposited $15,000 in a Bank Of America account in Florida on April 11, 2013 for Oscar Hernandez, who he isn’t related to. The two went to college in Gainesville, Florida–Oscar at […]
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Man who bought gun found near Hernandez home gets immunity
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Florida man who bought a .22-caliber weapon found in the woods near Aaron Hernandez's home says his client has been granted immunity in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial.
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Buyer of gun found near Hernandez's home granted immunity
The lawyer for a Florida man who bought a .22-caliber weapon found in the woods near Aaron Hernandez's home says his client has been granted immunity in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial.
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Hernandez trial testimony focusing on guns
Testimony in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck from the Patriots to a Florida man. Prosecutors say the money was used to buy guns.
27, Mar 2015 - Orlando, FL U.S. Attorney: 7 charged in time share scam targeting 55 and older
Seven Central Florida residents were charged with scamming time share owners over the age of 55 in a telemarketing scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
27, Mar 2015 - Lake, FL CEO sells programs to predict crime while battling own cases
This undated handout photo provided by Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Sean B. Hosman. Hosman’s company has sold risk and needs assessment tools to governments from Florida to California. A repeat offender himself after battling addiction problems, Hosman has undergone such assessments.
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Florida man who bought gun found near home of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez granted immunity
The lawyer for a Florida man who bought a .22-caliber weapon found in the woods near Aaron Hernandez's home says his client has been granted immunity in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial.
27, Mar 2015 - Vero Beach, FL Ex-N.Greenbush party boss Germano on sex offender registry
Germano, 86, was sentenced earlier this month to five years of probation for a January plea of no contest in a Florida courtroom to a felony charge of soliciting for prostitution from a boy and his mother, according to Indian River County Court records. Officials said Germano asked for sex from a schoolboy waiting at a bus stop on a Vero Beach street and then from the boy's mother after the boy ...
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Teller: Hernandez sent $15K to man accused of selling guns
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck from the New England Patriots to a Florida man. Prosecutors say the money was used to buy guns.
27, Mar 2015 - Jackson, FL Man who bought gun found near Aaron Hernandez home gets immunity
FALL RIVER, Mass. — The lawyer for a Florida man who bought a .22-caliber weapon found in the woods near Aaron Hernandez's home says his client has been granted immunity in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial. Michael Bourbeau said after a closed-door hearing Monday that Gion Jackson ...
27, Mar 2015 - Aaron Hernandez's lawyers move to block talk of Florida shooting
Aaron Hernandez is “not on trial for his lifestyle or character traits,” the former NFL star’s lawyers said in court documents on Tuesday.
26, Mar 2015 - Florida, FL U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson’s Wife Guilty of Bigamy?
Moments ago in a courtroom in Orlando Florida, attorneys for U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), argued before a judge that the Congressman’s wife, Lolita, was guilty of bigamy. On January 6, 2014, Lolita Grayson, wife of Congressman Alan Grayson, filed for divorce stating that her marriage to Congressman Grayson was “irretrievably broken.” Since this initial U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson’s ...
26, Mar 2015 - Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Mailing Death Threats To Malloy, Federal Judges
HARTFORD - A 35-year old Florida man pleaded guilty to mailing numerous letters threatening death to 15 Connecticut residents, including two federal judges and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
26, Mar 2015 - Washington, FL Brothers guilty of fraud at Systemax sent to federal prison
Two South Florida brothers who were once top executives with the Systemax Inc. computer supply company were sent to prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal charges for accepting millions of dollars ...
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