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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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19, Apr 2014 - Conviction vacated after 24 years
A New York judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who spent nearly a quarter of a century behind bars for a Brooklyn slaying that occurred while he was vacationing in Florida.
19, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Lawyer: Fla. officer in drug case 'a good cop' -
MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for a South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy says his client has a stellar job record. Miami-Dade police Lt. Ralph Mata made his first court appearance Wednesday since his arrest.
19, Apr 2014 - Jonathan Fleming, convicted in killing despite vacation alibi, freed after 24 years
 A New York judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who spent nearly a quarter of a century behind bars for a Brooklyn slaying that occurred while he was vacationing in Florida. Promote to Mobile 0 read more
19, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Miami-Dade police lieutenant charged in N.J. cocaine conspiracy
The attorney for a South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy said his client has a stellar job record. Miami-Dade police Lt. Ralph Mata made his first court appearance Wednesday since his arrest. Attorney Bruce Fleischer called Mata "a good cop" and said he will seek Mata's release on bond at a hearing Monday. Mata is facing federal cocaine distribution and ...
18, 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.
18, Apr 2014 - Oakland Park, FL UFC fighter charged in Florida with threatening wife with gun
Lawyer claims martial artist Thiago Silva is being treated unfairly ‘because he’s a professional athlete’
18, 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.
18, Apr 2014 - Boynton Beach, FL Former police officer convicted of 2011 murder
Jimmy Dac Ho to be sentenced to life in prison for killing of Boynton escort Former Florida Atlantic University police officer Jimmy Dac Ho insisted he shot escort Sheri Carter in self-defense and never intended for her to die. But a Palm Beach County jury Thursday agreed with state prosecutors seeking a first-degree murder conviction.
18, Apr 2014 - Florida Film Festival 2014 movie reviews
American Jesus ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) Program: Documentary features How does a religion survive in an enlightened, postindustrial society?
18, Apr 2014 - New York man cleared of murder after nearly 25 years in prison
A New York City man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for murder was exonerated Tuesday when a judge found that he had been in Florida on vacation at the time of the crime. Jonathan Fleming, 51, walked out of Brooklyn Supreme Court a free man after the Kings County District Attorney's Office dropped all charges against him "in the interest of justice." "He's extremely happy this day finally ...
18, Apr 2014 - Union, FL Controversy Over Kosher Meals In Florida Prisons
Peanut butter, sardines and cabbage may be healthy options for some scrupulous dieters. But Florida prison inmates whose kosher meals are comprised primarily of those three staples served cold seven days a week say the chow isn't just nutritionally inadequate, it's plain gross.
18, Apr 2014 - Boynton Beach, FL Ex-FAU cop Jimmy Dac Ho’s murder trial enters final stage
Jurors will soon be deliberating the murder case against the former Florida Atlantic University cop charged with killing a 29-year-old escort in 2011.
18, Apr 2014 - Jesse Sawyer Jr. expected in Albany court today
ALBANY-- A Troy man, accused of molesting young girls and then fleeing to Florida to escape police, will be back in the Capital Region, and in a federal courtroom today.
18, Apr 2014 - Orange, FL Florida Day Care Crash Suspect in Custody
The man police said fled in the vehicle that caused another car to crash into a Florida day care, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring more than a dozen others, turned himself in to authorities at Orange County Jail Thursday.Robert A. Corchado, 28, had been on the lam following the crash.
18, Apr 2014 - Seminole, FL Jury deliberations drag on at Warlocks murder trial
David Maloney says he acted in self-defense SANFORD – Jury deliberations stretched past 10:30 p.m. at the murder trial of a Longwood biker, charged with killing two members of his old motorcycle gang - the Florida Warlocks - during a shootout in Winter Springs two years ago.
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