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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 With some exceptions (including most juvenile court records,) Florida court documents are public record in Florida. The My Florida County website ( 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 ( Copies of Florida court documents can also be obtained at the courthouse where they're held.
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21, Sep 2014 - Appeals court to har arguments Frday on how to fill judge's post
An appeals court will hear arguments Friday in a case about whether a Northeast Florida judgeship should be filled by voters instead of through an appointment by Gov. Rick Scott.
21, Sep 2014 - Polk, FL Man gets life for Lakeland police officer killing
A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Lakeland police officer. A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder. Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty, but jurors recommended the life sentence. Authorities say Officer Arnulfo Crispin was attempting to perform a pat-down search of ...
21, Sep 2014 - Snyder hires ex-Florida prisons chief to monitor Michigan food service contract
Associated Press - LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food. Edwin Buss began work Sept. 2 and will be paid $160,000 a year. His salary is being covered with a $200,000 fine that the state levied last month against Aramark ...
21, Sep 2014 - Inmate charged in fraud against 3 ex-Heat players
MIAMI (AP) -- A man already in prison on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
21, Sep 2014 - Tampa, FL Florida Supreme Court asked to take up gay marriage
An appeals court today asked the Florida Supreme Court take up the issue of gay marriage.
21, Sep 2014 - Melbourne Beach, FL 2 sons testify in Brevard County mother's murder trial
Two sons testified in their mother's murder trial in Brevard County on Tuesday. Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports Sheila Graham-Trott, now 48, faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Kelly Brennan in February 2010. Brennan, a registered nurse, was in a relationship with Daniel Trott, a former Indialantic mayor. The Trotts had been separated for years. In court, Linda ...
21, Sep 2014 - Florida Supreme Court disciplines 22 lawyers
The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 22 attorneys: disbarring eight, suspending five and publicly reprimanding nine. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline.
21, Sep 2014 - Sixth person sentenced in $7M loan fraud scheme
A sixth person has been sent to prison for his role in a Florida-based $7 million loan fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners across the country.
21, Sep 2014 - Alachua, FL After Florida inmate's lethal gassing, claims of cover-up
Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.
21, Sep 2014 - Sarasota, FL Florida Injury Attorneys and Representatives from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Attend Seminar on Trauma
A seminar held by the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board in Bradenton, Florida, featuring presentations by nationally recognized neuropsychologists on traumatic brain injury and closed head wounds was attended by personal injury attorneys and representatives from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh. (PRWeb September 05, 2014) Read the full story at ...
21, Sep 2014 - Ex-Florida Prison Chief Monitors Michigan Troubled Contract
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21, Sep 2014 - Judge sets tentative trial date in fatal Florida theater shooting case
DADE CITY, Fla. — A Florida judge set a tentative trial date on Wednesday in the case of a 72-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument in a movie theater.
21, Sep 2014 - Hampton man pleads guilty after marijuana-laced baseballs tossed into Georgia prison
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman and a Hampton man have pleaded guilty of placing marijuana and other contraband into baseballs tossed over the fence of a south Georgia prison.   The Florida Times-Union reports that 33-year-old Antonio Marcellus Jones of Hampton on Tuesday pleaded guilty to providing marijuana to an inmate. Authorities say 33-year-old Chrystaline Armstrong of Waycross ...
21, Sep 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Two sentenced to combined 75 years for Florida bank robberies
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two South Florida men have been sentenced to decades in prison for their role in a month-long string of armed bank robberies that crisscrossed the state, netting an undisclosed sum. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Isaac Johnson, 25, and Allen Demetrius Bradford, 23, to 35 years and more than 40 years, respectively. Bradford ...
21, Sep 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Poor schools, more student incarcerations
have been in the Florida school system all my life. Although my public education worked to my advantage, that is not always the case for minority students like myself. A major problem in the American education system today is the school-to-prison pipeline.
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