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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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24, Apr 2014 - Highlands, FL Thirteen charged in state cocaine ring bust
WHEELING, W.Va. -- More than a dozen people have been charged with participating in a cocaine trafficking ring in West Virginia.Seven people from West Virginia, three from Florida and three from Maryland are charged in a 73-count indictment issued March 18...
24, Apr 2014 - Judge refuses to raise bail for suspect in Florida daycare crash
Frances Burns ORLANDO, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- A Florida judge refused Monday to raise the $100,000 bail he set for the man accused of causing a crash that killed a young girl at a daycare center.
24, Apr 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Woman who killed ex in South Florida now convicted of trying to kill son
Linda Cooney shot Palm Beach County tax attorney in 1992; she shot son in Vegas with same gun A woman who was found not guilty of murdering her husband in Palm Beach County 22 years ago has now been convicted of trying to kill her son in Las Vegas, prosecutors there said Wednesday.
24, Apr 2014 - Judge sets bond for suspect in deadly Florida day care car crash
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A judge reinstated a $100,000 bond on Monday for a Florida man charged with leaving the scene of a car crash at an Orlando-area day care center that killed a four-year-old girl and injured 14 people, including one child who remains in critical condition. Judge Jerry Brewer ordered Robert Corchado, 28, not to drive and ruled he must remain in Orange ...
23, Apr 2014 - Federal court give partial go-ahead to Florida teacher lawsuit over merit pay, evaluations
A federal judge has ruled that parts of a lawsuit challenging Florida's teacher evaluation and pay law (SB 736) may move forward, while dismissing other parts of the challenge to the three-year-old law.
23, Apr 2014 - Standing Our Ground: Media needs access
As we’ve seen — especially since the infamous George Zimmerman court ruling — court cases concerning the Stand Your Ground law tend to draw a considerable amount of media attention. One Florida lawmaker is determined to change that.
23, Apr 2014 - Wanted South Florida man upset that arrest spoiled Easter
Willie Orso knew that authorities were coming to get him and he might be going to prison for a long time — but he was upset, he said, when they showed up without warning to take him away from his kids right before Easter.
23, Apr 2014 - Belle Glade, FL Detectives: Argument over tablet causes man to set girlfriend's closet on fire
A Belle Glade man allegedly set his girlfriend’s closet full of clothes on fire while four young children were inside the home, and it all started with an argument over an electronic tablet. Junior Richmond was charged with arson, battery and four counts of child abuse. A judge set his bond at $160,000. LIST: County-By-County Reported Domestic Offense Cases In Florida Investigators said Richmond ...
23, Apr 2014 - Thomas Bowen hit, killed by drunk driver in Brevard County while changing tire
This Brevard County crash was just the start of a nine year long legal battle - Why the widow of the man killed in the crash believes - she's finally gotten justice. 3 A landmark ruling by the Florida Supreme Court - after a nine year legal battle - could have a wide ranging affect on more of us.
23, Apr 2014 - Gulf, FL Fla. woman sentenced for leaving pets to die
A Florida Panhandle judge sentenced a woman to a year and a day in prison for leaving six starving pets in her Gulf Breeze home.
23, Apr 2014 - Florida, FL Bieber Seeks Delay in Fla. DUI Trial
Pop star Justin Bieber seeks delay in Florida trial on charges of DUI, resisting arrest
23, Apr 2014 - Belle Glade, FL Aaron Hernandez pal from Fla. charged
A pal of ex-New England Patriot and accused killer Aaron Hernandez is headed to Massachusetts on charges he lied to a grand jury that was probing how the gun that killed Odin L. Lloyd made it from Florida to the murder scene in North Attleboro, according to court records. Oscar Hernandez, 23, of Belle Glade, Fla., will be shipped to federal court in Boston after feds arrested him Wednesday in ...
23, Apr 2014 - Gulf, FL Woman sentenced for leaving pets to die in foreclosed home
A Florida Panhandle judge sentenced a woman to a year and a day in prison for leaving six starving pets in her Gulf Breeze home.
23, Apr 2014 - Florida Civil and Business Law Attorney Nicholas Taldone Joins Both and Arbitration.c
Nicholas Taldone, one of the most credentialed and respected practitioners in the field of civil and business law, has announced his dual membership in leading ADR web sites. (PRWeb April 08, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Apr 2014 - Florida, FL Justin Bieber wants to delay his upcoming DUI trial in Miami, Florida
Troubled pop singer Justin Bieber wants to delay his upcoming trial in Miami, Florida. The 20-year-old singer is due to appear in court on May 5 to face charges for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's licence in January, but filed court documents on Monday seeking to postpone the case.
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