Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach County Clerk of Court at:Clerk of the Court205 N. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL 33402(561) 355-2994
(Palm Beach County includes these cities: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach,
Delray Beach, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach)
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 Fifteenth 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 Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
State Attorney of the Fifteenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida
State attorneys have a semi judicial role. They decision to initiate and prosecute criminal charges. In Palm
Beach County, The Office of State Attorney of the Fifteenth 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 Palm Beach County, Florida.
If you want to learn more about a criminal case you may be able to contact the Palm Beach County State
Attorney's Office at: Office of State Attorney401 North Dixie HighwayWest Palm Beach, FL