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Florida Criminal Laws

If you or someone that you love has been arrested and are charged with a crime in Florida you have come to the right website. This website was designed by a Florida criminal defense attorney to help you navigate through this difficult time as you face the criminal defense system. However, this guide is not a substitute for a consultation with a Florida criminal defense attorney. 

  1. Click on Florida Statutes to read the specific Florida criminal law that you are being charged with violating. Find out if the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. Also find out the elements of the crime that the state would have to prove for a finding of guilt.
  2. Click on Florida Criminal Penalties to find out where Florida criminal law sets the minimum and maximum penalties for the crime that you are being charged with violating.
  3. Click on Florida Criminal Courts to find the address, phone number and web address of the Florida Criminal Court where the case will be heard. It will be heard in a County Court if it deals with a criminal traffic or misdemeanor case. It will be heard in a Circuit Court if it deals with a felony case. Also find contact information for the Office of the State Attorney for the judicial circuit that the County is located in.
  4. Click on Florida County Jails to find the address, and phone number for the County Jail where your loved one is being held as an inmate. Many County jails provide an online inmate search where you can view additional information such as the criminal charges and the bond amount.
  5. Click on Florida Bondsmen to find out about the Florida bail bond system and information on contacting a Florida bail bondsman. However, you should contact an criminal defense attorney before contacting a bondsman because an experienced attorney may be able to help lower or eliminate the bond.
  6. Click on Law Glossary to find easy to understand definitions of legal terms widely used in the Florida criminal court system. If you have a specific question about the law or how it may be applied in a specific case contact a criminal defense attorney.
  7. Click on Contact Attorney to find an experienced criminal defense attorney that can help you fight the charges. Gathering evidence and preparing legal motions can be time sensitive so it is very important to retain a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to start working on your case. You can fill out a form to have a criminal defense attorney that handles cases in your area contact you.

I hope that this website helps you to assess your situation and make the right decisions to deal with your criminal charges effectively. Once you have browsed the site use the form on the Contact Attorney page to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. Good luck!