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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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22, Oct 2014 - Polk, FL 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 22
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Defense attorneys for the four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major's death are going before a judge to ask that the word "hazing" not be allowed to be used at their trial next week.
22, Oct 2014 - Florida man admits $30M fake payment card scheme
A Florida man has admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar fake payment card scheme. Sean Roberson entered his plea in federal court in Newark on Thursday.
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22, Oct 2014 - Lake, FL 47-year-old to spend life in prison for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis
Michael Dunn has been transported from the Duval County jail to the Florida Department of Corrections. Inmates typically spend several weeks at the department's assessment center in Lake Butler before being assigned a prison.
22, Oct 2014 - Florida A&M hazing history allowed in death trial; can't say drum major killed was gay
A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members will be allowed to be mentioned in the trial of four ex- members charged in a drum major's hazing death, but the judge says there should be no mention that the man killed was gay.
22, Oct 2014 - Martin, FL Florida Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Teen Over Loud Music
He shot at unarmed black teens 10 times
22, Oct 2014 - Court: Red-light camera operators can't give tickets
MIAMI — Big changes could be coming to cities with red-light cameras after a Florida District Court of Appeals judge said it’s illegal for camera operators to issue citations to drivers.
22, Oct 2014 - Ex-Johnstown attorney guilty of tax evasion
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former western Pennsylvania attorney who abandoned his practice without notice and now drives a bus in Florida faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Fifty-nine-year-old Walter Pruchnik Jr. ...
22, Oct 2014 - Duval, FL Michael Dunn gets life in prison in Florida loud music murder trial
Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music.
22, Oct 2014 - Jurors Hold Philip Morris And R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy
Attorney Kenneth Byrd of the Nashville office of national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc.
22, Oct 2014 - Broward, FL Court Rules Cell Phones Can’t Be Used For Tracking Without Warrant
Florida's highest court said Thursday police in Florida have no right to use a cell phone to track someone's movements without a warrant.
22, Oct 2014 - Duval, FL Michael Dunn gets life without parole for murder of teen who played loud music
(CNN) — A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Before sentencing Dunn, Duval County Judge Russell Healey said, “This case demonstrates that our justice system does work.” Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder this month for shooting into an […]
22, Oct 2014 - Duval, FL Man gets life without parole for murder of teen who played loud music
(CNN) — A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The sentence, imposed nearly two years after Dunn shot and killed Davis during an argument over loud music, also carries an additional 90 years for three convictions of attempted murder and […]
22, Oct 2014 - U.S. man gets life in prison for killing teen over loud music
A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Florida convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
22, Oct 2014 - Ex-UBS executive had role in handling U.S. tax compliance - witness
A former top UBS executive on trial in South Florida for tax fraud was on a committee in charge of managing U.S. Raoul Weil, 54, who headed wealth management at Zurich-based UBS (UBSN.VX) (UBS.N) until his indictment, is charged in a Fort Lauderdale federal court with helping thousands of U.S. Weil, who faces up to five years in prison if convicted, is by far the highest-ranking Swiss banker to ...
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