Dade County Court
If 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 Dade
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 Dade County Clerk of Court at:Clerk of
the Court1351 N.W. 12th Street Miami, FL
(Dade County includes these
cities: Coral Gables, Hialeah, Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Beach and North Miami Beach)
Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
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 Eleventh
Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
Circuit courts 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 judicial system.
Click here for a link to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
State Attorney of the Eleventh
Judicial Circuit of Florida
State attorneys have a semi judicial role. They decision to initiate and prosecute criminal charges. In Dade
County, The Office of State Attorney of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, processes all criminal cases presented by law enforcement officers who have charged persons with felonies, misdemeanors,
traffic crimes like DUI or reckless driving, acts of juvenile delinquency, and some violations of county or municipal ordinances
in Dade County, Florida.
If you want to learn more about a criminal case you may be able to contact the Dade County State Attorney's
Office at: Office of State AttorneyE. R. Graham Building1350 N.W. 12 AvenueMiami,
FL 33136(305) 547-0100
Dade County Criminal Defense Attorney
Going to a Court as a criminal defendant can be very intimidating. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime
in Dade County, you need an attorney that is familiar with the Dade Court system to guide, advise and defend you.
Click here to contact an Dade County criminal defense attorney now.