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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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01, Mar 2015 - Cuban immigrant gets six years over Eli Lilly heist in Connecticut
A Cuban immigrant who pleaded guilty to having a role in the theft of more than $50 million of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly and Co warehouse in northern Connecticut was sentenced on Wednesday to 6-1/4 years in prison. Yosmany Nunez, 42, of Southwest Ranches, Florida, is the first defendant to be sentenced among five who pleaded guilty over the March 13, 2010 heist in Enfield, Connecticut ...
01, Mar 2015 - Volusia, FL Deltona handyman gets life for 85-year-old woman's slaying
DAYTONA BEACH — A Central Florida handyman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 85-year-old Volusia County Sheriff's Office volunteer.
01, Mar 2015 - Osceola, FL High court rules for Give Kids the World in liability case
TALLAHASSEE — A divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday backed Osceola County's Give Kids the World organization in a legal battle about injuries suffered by a child's mother.
01, Mar 2015 - Court backs Jacksonville in property-rights fight
In a property-rights case that could ultimately go to the Florida Supreme Court, a divided appeals court ruled Thursday that Jacksonville does not have to compensate owners of a riverfront lot who say construction of a fire station caused the lot’s value to plummet.
01, Mar 2015 - Where did the fugitive treasure hunter hide 21 tons of gold?
Tommy Thompson is scheduled for an extradition hearing Wednesday in a federal court in Florida. His former business associates want to know what happened to millions of dollars' worth of gold he recovered from a historic shipwreck.
01, Mar 2015 - Marion, FL Florida Supreme Court affirms death sentence for Emilia Carr
Emilia Carr, one of only five women on Florida's death row, will remain there now that the state Supreme Court has upheld her first-degree murder conviction and sentence.
01, Mar 2015 - Key Witness in Rilya Wilson case sent back to jail
The key witness in the state of Florida's case against a woman accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson is back in jail.
01, Mar 2015 - New Jersey's Revel Casino asks court to let sale go through
New Jersey's shuttered Revel Casino on Tuesday asked a federal judge to lift a stay on its pending sale to a Florida investor, arguing in a filing that creditors will be harmed if the deal does not go through soon. IDEA Boardwalk LLC, which operated a bar and a nightclub at Revel - one of four Atlantic City casinos that closed down last year - has sued to block the sale, saying it will lose $16 ...
01, Mar 2015 - Cuban immigrant gets 6 years over Eli Lilly heist in Connecticut
A Cuban immigrant who pleaded guilty to having a role in the theft of more than $50 million of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly and Co warehouse in northern Connecticut was sentenced on Wednesday to 6-1/4 years in prison. Yosmany Nunez, 42, of Southwest Ranches, Florida, is the first defendant to be sentenced among five who pleaded guilty over the March 13, 2010 heist in Enfield, Connecticut ...
01, Mar 2015 - Volusia, FL Privatized prison care raises concerns
Months after he landed in Florida’s Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier’s pleas for treatment of intense pain in his left shoulder were met mostly with Tylenol.
01, Mar 2015 - Baker, FL Asheboro man sentenced on child porn charges
ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man, who was charged in Florida during a sting of men allegedly targeting children for sexual activity, has been sentenced.
01, Mar 2015 - Hernando, FL New Century Expands Adult Education Network to Hernando Women’s Prison
New Century Education, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping teachers succeed with at-risk, special needs and adult students, is helping women at Hernando Women’s Prison in Florida get a second chance at an education. (PRWeb February 23, 2015) Read the full story at
01, Mar 2015 - Feisty 80-year-old woman calls judge ‘sweetheart’, cracks up courtroom: VIDEO
FORT LAUDERDALE, Flor. — An 80-year-old woman provided a Florida judge with a lighter moment in the middle of a long day behind the bench. Doloros Sheinis appeared in Judge John Hurley’s court in Fort Lauderdale, charged with violating an injunction against her ex-husband. They’ve been divorced for 31 years, but they still share an […]
01, Mar 2015 - Port Richey, FL Judge doesn't set trial date in quadruple slaying
Prosecutors say it could be late May before a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab can analyze all of the evidence in the death penalty case of Adam Matos, the Hudson man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and three...
01, Mar 2015 - Suwannee, FL Senate committee skeptical of Florida DOC chief's prison reforms
A Senate committee has tough questions for the new DOC secretary.
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