|Criminal Traffic & Misdemeanor|
The County Court has jurisdiction over all defendants accused of committing crimes which have been designated as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are offenses not as severe as felonies and generally those punishable by fine, penalty, forfeiture or imprisonment in a county jail. Misdemeanor offenses include petit theft, worthless checks, prostitution related charges, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, battery (domestic violence) and assault. The Misdemeanor Division also handles ordinance violations such as littering, boating, animal control, water restrictions and juvenile smoking. Misdemeanors are classified into the following degrees:
--A First Degree Misdemeanor is punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 1 year in the county jail and by a fine not to exceed $1,000.
--A Second Degree Misdemeanor is punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 60 days in the county jail and by a fine not to exceed $500.
Other charges handled in Misdemeanor Division:
--County and Municipal Ordinances which are defined as local regulations passed by a county or municipality which are punishable by a fine less than $500 and/or imprisonment in a county jail for less than 60 days.
Criminal Traffic Laws which are defined by the Florida Rules of Court as a violation that may subject a defendant upon conviction to incarceration
Copies of records may be obtained by visiting our office for $1.00 per page. You can also mail in a request for a copy along with $1.00 per page for each copy. Please allow approximately seven working days to process your request.