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Misdemeanor / County Criminal Department

The Misdemeanor / County Criminal Department maintains the arrest paperwork on Misdemeanor charges, and prepares all county jail commitments for each defendant appearing at First Appearance court hearings that are held 365 days a year.

The Misdemeanor Department maintains the records for misdemeanor offenses. A misdemeanor is a violation of a Florida Statute that is punishable by a fine, court costs, probation, or imprisonment in the County Jail for no more than one (1) year.

The 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.

In addition to criminal misdemeanor cases, the county criminal court maintains civil infraction cases. The ordinance violation cases are punishable by a fine or civil penalty and they are littering, boating and fishing.

Select one of the links below to find more information about the Misdemeanor Department of the Clerk's Office:

Misdemeanor Internet Order Form
Pre-order files online.

Misdemeanor FAQs
Some of the most commonly asked questions and answers from the Misdemeanor Department.

Misdemeanor Contact Information
Need to visit, email, call, or mail the Misdemeanor Department? You can find that information here.

FDLE Statewide Background Checks
Click this link to search for background checks on individuals.