Going to a Court as a criminal defendant can be very intimidating. If you have been arrested
or charged with a crime in Manatee County, you need an attorney that is familiar with the Manatee Court system to guide, advise
and defend you.
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Manatee County Court
the criminal case involves a misdemeanor charge, such as: possession of marijuana or petty theft, or involves a criminal traffic
charge, such as: driving while license suspended or reckless driving, the case will be heard in the Manatee County Court.
The Florida Constitution establishes a county court in each of Florida's 67 counties. The number of judges in each county
court varies with the population and caseload of the county.
In order to check the status of your
criminal case you can contact the Manatee County Clerk of Court at:Clerk of the Court1115 Manatee Avenue W. 34206 Bradenton, FL 34206(941) 741-4060
(Manatee County includes these cities: Anna Marie Island and Longboat
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
is divided into 20 judicial circuits. If the criminal case involves a felony, such as burglary, possession of cocaine or grand
theft, the case will be heard in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
have general trial jurisdiction over matters not assigned by statute to the county courts and also hear appeals from county
court cases. Thus, circuit courts are simultaneously the highest trial courts and the lowest appellate courts in Florida's
Click here for a link to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.