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Circuits – On the trial court level, Florida’s court system is divided into judicial circuits:

District Courts of Appeal – Appellate courts are organized into five (5) districts, as shown on the Florida Map below:

First District Court of Appeal
301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1000
Circuits: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 14th Circuits
Counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Nassau, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

Second District Court of Appeal
1005 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2290
Circuits: 6th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 20th Circuits
Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota

Third District Court of Appeal
2001 S.W. 117 Ave
Miami, FL 33175-1716
(305) 229-3200
Circuits: 11th and 16th Circuits
Counties: Dade, Monroe

Fourth District Court of Appeal
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
(561) 242-2000
Circuits: 15th, 17th and 19th Circuits
Counties: Broward, Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin

Fifth District Court of Appeal
300 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 255-8600 (Clerk’s Office)
(386) 947-1500 (Marshal’s Office)
Circuits: 5th, 7th, 9th and 18th
Counties: Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Volusia

Florida Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Florida

Prosecuting Authorities


State Attorney OfficesList of State Attorneys with Contact Info

Clerk Offices By County – Here is a helpful list of every clerk’s office in Florida. Please note – some of the offices are not set up for an online record search for criminal records:

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Jails, Arrest Searches, and Corrections

County Jails

Alachua County JailGainesville(352) 491-4444
Baker County JailOlustee(904) 752-3695
Bay County JailPanama City(850) 769-1455
Bradford County JailStarke(904) 966-6250
Brevard County JailTitusville(407) 690-1500
Broward County JailFt. Lauderdale(954) 831-5900
Calhoun County JailBlountstown(850) 674-4275
Charlotte County JailPunta Gorda(941) 575-5226
Citrus County JailInverness(352) 527-3332
Clay County JailGreen Cove(904) 284-7575
Collier County JailNaples(941) 793-9529
Columbia County JailLake City(904) 755-7000
Dade County JailMiami(305) 229-7536
DeSoto County JailArcadia(941) 993-4710
Dixie County JailCross City(352) 498-1231
Duval County JailJacksonville(904) 630-5747
Escambia County JailPensacola(850) 436-9820
Flagler County JailBunnell(904) 437-4116
Franklin County JailEastpoint(850) 670-8500
Gadsden County JailChattahoochee(850) 627-9233
Gilchrist County JailTrenton(352) 463-3490
Glade County JailMoore Haven(941) 946-0100
Gulf County JailPort St. Joe(850) 227-1115
Hamilton County JailJasper(904) 792-7131
Hardee County JailWauchula(941) 773-0304
Hendry County JailLa Belle(941) 657-3654
Hernando County JailBrooksville(352) 796-8559
Highlands County JailSebring(941) 382-7240
Hillsborough County JailTampa(813) 247-8300
Holmes County JailBonifay(850) 547-4682
Indian River County JailVero Beach(561) 564-2812
Jackson County JailMarianna(850) 482-9651
Jefferson County JailMonticello(850) 997-2023
Lafayette County JailMayo(904) 294-1301
Lake County JailTavares(352) 343-2101
Lee County JailFt. Myers(941) 477-1566
Leon County JailTallahassee(850) 922-3500
Levy County JailBronson(904) 486-5121
Liberty County JailBristol(850) 643-2235
Madison County JailMadison(850) 973-4001
Manatee County JailBradenton(941) 746-3717
Marion County JailOcala(352) 351-8077
Martin County JailStuart(561) 220-7200
Monroe County JailKey West(305) 293-7300
Nassau County JailYulee(904) 225-9185
Okaloosa County JailCrestview(850) 689-5690
Okeechobee County JailOkeechobee(941) 462-5400
Orange County JailOrlando(407) 836-3400
Osceola County JailKissimmee(407) 348-1180
Palm Beach County JailWest Palm Beach
Pasco County JailDade City(813) 996-6982
Pinellas County JailSt. Petersburg(727) 464-6415
Polk County JailBartow(941) 533-6309
Putnam County JailPalatka(904) 329-0854
Saint Johns County JailSt. Augustine(904) 808-8741
Saint Lucie County JailFt. Pierce(561) 462-3450
Santa Rosa County JailMilton(850) 626-8828
Sarasota County JailSarasota(941) 951-5845
Seminole County JailSanford(407) 323-6512
Sumter County JailBushnell(352) 793-2525
Suwannee County JailLive Oak(386) 364-3778
Taylor County JailPerry(850) 838-4000
Union County JailLake Butler(904) 496-2501
Volusia County JailDeland(904) 254-1540
Wakulla County JailCrawfordville(850) 926-0838
Walton County JailDefuniak Springs(850) 892-8199
Washington County JailChipley(850) 638-6110

Law Enforcement Agencies

Statewide Law Enforcement Agencies

Sheriff’s Offices in Florida by County – Please note: Some of these offices do not have websites.

Alachua County SheriffGainesville(352) 367-4000
Baker County SheriffMacClenny(904) 259-2231
Bay County SheriffPanama City(850) 747-4700
Bradford County SheriffStarke(904) 966-2276
Brevard County SheriffTitusville(321) 264-5201
Broward County SheriffFort Lauderdale(954) 831-8901
Calhoun County SheriffBlountstown(850) 674-5049
Charlotte County SheriffPunta Gorda(941) 639-2101
Citrus County SheriffInverness(352) 726-4488
Clay County SheriffGreen Cove Springs(904) 264-6512
Collier County SheriffNaples(239) 774-4434
Columbia County SheriffLake City(386) 752-9212
Dade County Sheriff (Miami)Miami(305) 471-2100
Desoto County SheriffArcadia(863) 993-4700
Dixie County SheriffCross City(352) 498-1220
Duval County SheriffJacksonville(904) 630-2134
Escambia County SheriffPensacola(850) 436-9630
Flagler County SheriffBunnell(386) 437-4116
Franklin County SheriffEastpoint(850) 670-8500
Gadsen County SheriffQuincy(850) 627-9233
Gilchrist County SheriffTrenton(352) 463-3410
Glades County SheriffMoore Haven(863) 675-1144
Gulf County SheriffPort Saint Joe(850) 227-1115
Hamilton County SheriffJasper(386) 792-1001
Hardee County SheriffWauchula(863) 773-4144
Hendry County SheriffLa Belle(863) 674-4060
Hernando County SheriffBrooksville(352) 754-6830
Highlands County SheriffSebring(863) 382-7213
Hillsborough County SheriffTampa(813) 247-8000
Holmes County SheriffBonifay(850) 547-3681
Indian River County SheriffVero Beach(772) 569-6700
Jackson County SheriffMarianna(850) 482-9624
Jefferson County SheriffMonticello(850) 997-2523
Lafayette County SheriffMayo(386) 294-1222
Lake County SheriffTavares(352) 343-9500
Lee County SheriffFort Myers(239) 477-1000
Leon County SheriffTallahassee(850) 922-3300
Levy County SheriffBronson(352) 486-5111
Liberty County SheriffBristol(850) 643-2235
Madison County SheriffMadison(850) 973-4151
Manatee County SheriffBradenton(941) 747-3011
Marion County SheriffOcala(352) 732-8181
Martin County SheriffStuart(772) 220-7000
Monroe County SheriffKey West(305) 296-2424
Nassau County SheriffYulee(904) 225-0331
Okaloosa County SheriffShalimar(850) 651-7400
Okeechobee County SheriffOkeechobee(863) 763-3117
Orange County Sheriff (Orlando)Orlando(407) 836-3700
Osceola County SheriffKissimmee(407) 348-2222
Palm Beach County SheriffWest Palm Beach(561) 688-3000
Pasco County SheriffNew Port Richey(727) 847-5878
Pinellas County SheriffLargo(727) 582-6200
Polk County SheriffBartow(863) 533-0344
Putnam County SheriffPalatka(386) 329-0800
St. John’s County SheriffSt Augustine(904) 824-8304
St. Lucie County SheriffFort Pierce(772) 462-7300
Santa Rosa County SheriffMilton(850) 983-1100
Sarasota County SheriffSarasota(941) 861-4005
Seminole County SheriffSanford(407) 665-6650
Sumter County SheriffBushnell(352) 793-0222
Suwannee County SheriffLive Oak(386) 362-2222
Taylor County SheriffPerry(850) 584-4225
Union County SheriffLake Butler(386) 496-2501
Volusia County SheriffDeland(386) 736-5961
Wakulla County SheriffCrawfordville(850) 926-7171
Walton County SheriffDefuniak Springs(850) 892-8111
Washington County SheriffChipley(850) 638-6115

Municipal Police Departments

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Here are some links to other law firms that handle civil cases we don’t handle.  Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm only handles Florida Criminal Law and Florida Criminal Law related matters.  Just click on the underlined blue link to go to their website:

Cameron Denise Simpson: “Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Medical Malpractice, Automobile Accidents.” Let me tell you something else about Cameron – she cares about people and she will treat you well.

Keith Pisarich: Keith as been practicing law since 1975.  He is a member of both the Jackson county and Harrison County Bar Associations.  Between 1985 and 1989, he was a municipal court judge in Biloxi, Mississippi.  He practices criminal law and person injury law in the Biloxi, Mississippi area.

Luke S. Brown: Luke is based in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is an adjunct professor at Florida State University. Luke teaches insurance law, and he really knows his material. Let’s see . . . if I had an insurance law question, would I call a highly skilled lawyer who teaches the very subject I need help with? Survey says: Call Luke – that’s an easy answer. He is a highly regarded speaker, teacher, writes sections of books, revises books,and publishes books in his field. Luke can be reached at Luke S. Brown, P.A., 1334 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. You can call him at (850) 668-2256.

Kathleen McGillick: Kathleen is a Cherokee County lawyer in Georgia. She has a nursing background, and when you see her website, you will be blown away. Legal knowledge in a field such as divorce law is a common area of study by lawyers. But muslim divorce? I find it absolutely striking that a lawyer would have that kind of expertise. Add Art Law, Military Divorce, Landlord Tenant, Business and International law, and you can see she has one of those off the charts IQ. She is also easy to talk to and a joy to meet. Check out her websites – they are as impressive as she is.

New York Divorce Law Firm: “We are here to serve the public by providing just and timely resolution of all matters before the courts by giving you the best lawyer in New York. Our experienced divorce lawyers understand complex of the New York divorce laws on all issues.”

Linda Kracht, a well-known local realtor, was kind enough to refer me to realtor in Colorado when my wife and I decided to look into buying some land there.  I thought such exceptional service should be recognized.  I actually met her before she was in real estate, when she was in the television business.

MJ Packer helped me buy my first home and then sold it four years later.  She went out of her way to help me each time.

Mental Health

Angela Vickers Advocacy – Angela Vickers has written the best articles I have ever read on the subject of mental health, specifically, brain illnesses.  She has done a tremendous job educating legal community about these illnesses.  One day, the criminal justice system will be radically transformed on a much higher level, and Angela will have been one of the driving forces behind that change.

Psychological Associates – When I need unbiased, accurate psychological evaluations for my clients, I rely on this group of practitioners.  In my opinion, Dr. James Larson, Ph.D., is the best forensic, diagnostic evaluator I have ever worked with.  Jim has testified hundreds of times in criminal cases, he is known for telling it like it is, and he is well-regarded by prosecutors and defense attorneys alike.

Wood Work Craft

Matt is a detail person – that much was clear when he came into my office to give me an estimate on one of our law firm’s old desks. Serious, yet quite friendly, it was obvious that I was in the presence of a master craftsman. He loves furniture restoration as did the artisans of old. If you need furniture restored or repaired, I would suggest you call Matthew J. Gormley, owner of Custom Wood Works, 212-A Cloverdale Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He can be reached at (850) 314-0121.

Travel – Sometimes you just need a vacation from it all

High Mountain Lodge – You can’t run from your problems, but sometimes you just need time off.  In the winter, consider High Mountain lodge.  Located just outside of Winter Park Ski Area in Fraser, Colorado, you’ll find good food and great people.  It’s quiet and pet friendly, too.  You can find pricier places closer to the slopes, but this place is a great retreat.


My friends at PENSACOLA BILLIARDS don’t have a website (suppliers won’t permit Internet sales), but they have a lot of fun stuff in their shop at Cordova Mall in Pensacola. You probably know them for their charitable donations locally, but if you need a pool table, recreational furniture – even original pinball machines, they are the company to see first. They give a lot to the community, so if you or someone else needs a table or a finely crafted cue, make the time to go by and check their equipment out.

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Stephen G. Cobb, Esq.

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