Pinellas 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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas County Clerk of Court at:Clerk of the Court14250 - 49th Street, NorthClearwater, FL 33762(727) 464-7000
(Pinellas County includes these cities: Clearwater Beach, Dunedin,
Largo, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs)
Sixth 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 Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
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 Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
State Attorney of the Sixth
Judicial Circuit of Florida
State attorneys have a semi judicial role. They decision to initiate and prosecute criminal charges. In Pinellas
County, The Office of State Attorney of the Sixth 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 Pinellas County, Florida.
If you want to learn more about a criminal case you may be able to contact the Pinellas County State
Attorney's Office at: Office of State Attorney14250 49th Street North, Room 1000Clearwater,
Florida 33762(727) 464-6221