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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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22, Nov 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Polo mogul gets 16-year prison sentence in DUI death of UCF grad
A South Florida polo mogul has again been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his second trial in a fatal drunken-driving crash.
22, Nov 2014 - Former S.A. millionaire convicted in ex-wife’s slaying dies in prison
Allen Blackthorne, 59, who was serving life in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his former wife, has died in federal prison. The former millionaire died Tuesday in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he had been since April 15, the Bureau of Prisons told the San Antonio Express-News. The cause of death was not released. He had spent more than 15 years behind bars for the 1997 murder in Florida of ...
22, Nov 2014 - Orange, FL Man gets life sentence for fatal shooting
A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his part in a fatal shooting.
22, Nov 2014 - Martin, FL FAMU Band Member Found Guilty Of Manslaughter, Hazing In 2011 Robert Champion Death
A former member of Florida A&M University’s marching band was found guilty of manslaughter for a fatal hazing incident. Dante Martin, 27, faces up to 15 years in prison for the death of Robert Champion, who was beaten to death by team members during a hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C” in 2011.
22, Nov 2014 - Alachua, FL Search expands for inmate who escaped prison
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are expanding their search for an inmate who escaped from a state prison in Miami-Dade County.
22, Nov 2014 - Third Airbag Shrapnel Injury Claim Filed By Attorney Jason Turchin On Behalf Of Alleged Airbag Malf
Lawsuit seeks damages and answers for victim. (PRWeb November 22, 2014) Read the full story at
22, Nov 2014 - Quincy, FL Florida man executed for raping and killing 10-year-old stepdaughter
A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
22, Nov 2014 - Quincy, FL Florida to execute man who killed wife and stepdaughter in 1992
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was scheduled to die by injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row. Attorneys for Chadwick Banks, 43, unsuccessfully challenged the state's lethal-injection methods and argued that his ...
22, Nov 2014 - Man sentenced to 10 years in stalking case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stalking a woman in Connecticut and planting acid-filled bottle bombs in her car.
22, Nov 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Polo magnate John Goodman gets 16 years for DUI death
Frances Burns WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A defense lawyer suggested Florida polo magnate John Goodman is a victim of discrimination against the rich as he was sent to prison for a fatal drunken crash.
22, Nov 2014 - Quincy, FL Florida executes man, 43, for murdering his wife and stepdaughter
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row.
22, Nov 2014 - Canadian man arrested in Florida on alleged trip for sex with young boy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities in the United States say a Canadian man is accused of travelling to Florida to have sex with someone he thought was an underage boy. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Rene Roberge is facing two charges that carry a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence and potentially life behind bars. Roberge made Read the Rest of the Entry
22, Nov 2014 - Hazing trial to start Monday for 4 FAMU band members
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The trial of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter was scheduled to start Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.
22, Nov 2014 - Gadsden, FL Man who killed wife, stepdaughter to be executed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Gadsden County man who shot his sleeping wife in the head and then raped and murdered his stepdaughter is schedule to die by lethal injection at Florida State Prison.
22, Nov 2014 - Columbia, FL Orlando trial lawyer, casino mogul behind money in medical marijuana battle
A Las Vegas casino magnate and the founder of a well-known law firm are providing the bulk of money being spent on a measure to legalize medical marijuana. Florida's battle over pot is the seventh most expensive in the nation, according to data assembled by the Center for Public Integrity. So far, $3.4 million has been spent on more than 4,200 television ads, most of them encouraging Floridians ...
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