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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 http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/self_help/index.shtml. With some exceptions (including most juvenile court records,) Florida court documents are public record in Florida. The My Florida County website (https://www.myfloridacounty.com/official_records/index.html) 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 (http://www.flcourts.org/index.shtml). Copies of Florida court documents can also be obtained at the courthouse where they're held.
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02, Aug 2014 - Florida to execute man for rape, murder of 11-year-old girl
A man convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in 1994 is set to be executed.The execution of 45-year-old Eddie Wayne Davis is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. It would be the state's sixth this year.
02, Aug 2014 - Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys
A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal...
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Sony Music Entertainment and other major music companies persuaded a federal court in Orlando, Florida, to narrow a copyright-related suit brought by Alticor Inc. and its Amway unit.
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A Florida man faces the death penalty after being convicted of killing his girlfriend's baby in 2009 by throwing the three-month-old out of a moving car while speeding down a highway.
01, Aug 2014 - Gov. leads in death penalty
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01, Aug 2014 - Dade City, FL Ex-cop in movie theater shooting released on bail
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police captain charged in a fatal movie theater shooting has been released from jail.
01, Aug 2014 - State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure
Tens of millions of dollars are at stake. An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet cafes across the state.
01, Aug 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Man gets 100 years for fatal attempted robbery
A South Florida man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for killing a man and wounding a woman during an attempted home invasion robbery.
01, Aug 2014 - Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.
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01, Aug 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Teen gets 23 years for fatally shooting police dog
A South Florida teen has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for fatally shooting a police dog during a burglary.
01, Aug 2014 - Dade City, FL Ex-cop in movie theater shooting released on bail - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A former Florida police captain charged in a fatal movie theater shooting has been released from jail. Pasco County Judge Pat Siracusa set 71-year-old Curtis Reeves Jr.'s bail at $150,000 on Friday.
01, Aug 2014 - Judge orders special session for new district map
A judge on Friday gave state lawmakers two weeks to redraw Florida’s tainted map of congressional districts, and also ordered state and local elections officials to plan within that time a schedule for special elections in any districts whose borders change.
01, Aug 2014 - Appeals court upholds verdict against TD Bank in Rothstein case
A federal appeals court upheld sanctions against TD Bank on Tuesday for its role in the Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former South Florida attorney Scott Rothstein.
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