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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 Jail Gainesville (352) 491-4444
Baker County Jail Olustee (904) 752-3695
Bay County Jail Panama City (850) 769-1455
Bradford County Jail Starke (904) 966-6250
Brevard County Jail Titusville (407) 690-1500
Broward County Jail Ft. Lauderdale (954) 831-5900
Calhoun County Jail Blountstown (850) 674-4275
Charlotte County Jail Punta Gorda (941) 575-5226
Citrus County Jail Inverness (352) 527-3332
Clay County Jail Green Cove (904) 284-7575
Collier County Jail Naples (941) 793-9529
Columbia County Jail Lake City (904) 755-7000
Dade County Jail Miami (305) 229-7536
DeSoto County Jail Arcadia (941) 993-4710
Dixie County Jail Cross City (352) 498-1231
Duval County Jail Jacksonville (904) 630-5747
Escambia County Jail Pensacola (850) 436-9820
Flagler County Jail Bunnell (904) 437-4116
Franklin County Jail Eastpoint (850) 670-8500
Gadsden County Jail Chattahoochee (850) 627-9233
Gilchrist County Jail Trenton (352) 463-3490
Glade County Jail Moore Haven (941) 946-0100
Gulf County Jail Port St. Joe (850) 227-1115
Hamilton County Jail Jasper (904) 792-7131
Hardee County Jail Wauchula (941) 773-0304
Hendry County Jail La Belle (941) 657-3654
Hernando County Jail Brooksville (352) 796-8559
Highlands County Jail Sebring (941) 382-7240
Hillsborough County Jail Tampa (813) 247-8300
Holmes County Jail Bonifay (850) 547-4682
Indian River County Jail Vero Beach (561) 564-2812
Jackson County Jail Marianna (850) 482-9651
Jefferson County Jail Monticello (850) 997-2023
Lafayette County Jail Mayo (904) 294-1301
Lake County Jail Tavares (352) 343-2101
Lee County Jail Ft. Myers (941) 477-1566
Leon County Jail Tallahassee (850) 922-3500
Levy County Jail Bronson (904) 486-5121
Liberty County Jail Bristol (850) 643-2235
Madison County Jail Madison (850) 973-4001
Manatee County Jail Bradenton (941) 746-3717
Marion County Jail Ocala (352) 351-8077
Martin County Jail Stuart (561) 220-7200
Monroe County Jail Key West (305) 293-7300
Nassau County Jail Yulee (904) 225-9185
Okaloosa County Jail Crestview (850) 689-5690
Okeechobee County Jail Okeechobee (941) 462-5400
Orange County Jail Orlando (407) 836-3400
Osceola County Jail Kissimmee (407) 348-1180
Palm Beach County Jail West Palm Beach
Pasco County Jail Dade City (813) 996-6982
Pinellas County Jail St. Petersburg (727) 464-6415
Polk County Jail Bartow (941) 533-6309
Putnam County Jail Palatka (904) 329-0854
Saint Johns County Jail St. Augustine (904) 808-8741
Saint Lucie County Jail Ft. Pierce (561) 462-3450
Santa Rosa County Jail Milton (850) 626-8828
Sarasota County Jail Sarasota (941) 951-5845
Seminole County Jail Sanford (407) 323-6512
Sumter County Jail Bushnell (352) 793-2525
Suwannee County Jail Live Oak (386) 364-3778
Taylor County Jail Perry (850) 838-4000
Union County Jail Lake Butler (904) 496-2501
Volusia County Jail Deland (904) 254-1540
Wakulla County Jail Crawfordville (850) 926-0838
Walton County Jail Defuniak Springs (850) 892-8199
Washington County Jail Chipley (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 Sheriff Gainesville (352) 367-4000
Baker County Sheriff MacClenny (904) 259-2231
Bay County Sheriff Panama City (850) 747-4700
Bradford County Sheriff Starke (904) 966-2276
Brevard County Sheriff Titusville (321) 264-5201
Broward County Sheriff Fort Lauderdale (954) 831-8901
Calhoun County Sheriff Blountstown (850) 674-5049
Charlotte County Sheriff Punta Gorda (941) 639-2101
Citrus County Sheriff Inverness (352) 726-4488
Clay County Sheriff Green Cove Springs (904) 264-6512
Collier County Sheriff Naples (239) 774-4434
Columbia County Sheriff Lake City (386) 752-9212
Dade County Sheriff (Miami) Miami (305) 471-2100
Desoto County Sheriff Arcadia (863) 993-4700
Dixie County Sheriff Cross City (352) 498-1220
Duval County Sheriff Jacksonville (904) 630-2134
Escambia County Sheriff Pensacola (850) 436-9630
Flagler County Sheriff Bunnell (386) 437-4116
Franklin County Sheriff Eastpoint (850) 670-8500
Gadsen County Sheriff Quincy (850) 627-9233
Gilchrist County Sheriff Trenton (352) 463-3410
Glades County Sheriff Moore Haven (863) 675-1144
Gulf County Sheriff Port Saint Joe (850) 227-1115
Hamilton County Sheriff Jasper (386) 792-1001
Hardee County Sheriff Wauchula (863) 773-4144
Hendry County Sheriff La Belle (863) 674-4060
Hernando County Sheriff Brooksville (352) 754-6830
Highlands County Sheriff Sebring (863) 382-7213
Hillsborough County Sheriff Tampa (813) 247-8000
Holmes County Sheriff Bonifay (850) 547-3681
Indian River County Sheriff Vero Beach (772) 569-6700
Jackson County Sheriff Marianna (850) 482-9624
Jefferson County Sheriff Monticello (850) 997-2523
Lafayette County Sheriff Mayo (386) 294-1222
Lake County Sheriff Tavares (352) 343-9500
Lee County Sheriff Fort Myers (239) 477-1000
Leon County Sheriff Tallahassee (850) 922-3300
Levy County Sheriff Bronson (352) 486-5111
Liberty County Sheriff Bristol (850) 643-2235
Madison County Sheriff Madison (850) 973-4151
Manatee County Sheriff Bradenton (941) 747-3011
Marion County Sheriff Ocala (352) 732-8181
Martin County Sheriff Stuart (772) 220-7000
Monroe County Sheriff Key West (305) 296-2424
Nassau County Sheriff Yulee (904) 225-0331
Okaloosa County Sheriff Shalimar (850) 651-7400
Okeechobee County Sheriff Okeechobee (863) 763-3117
Orange County Sheriff (Orlando) Orlando (407) 836-3700
Osceola County Sheriff Kissimmee (407) 348-2222
Palm Beach County Sheriff West Palm Beach (561) 688-3000
Pasco County Sheriff New Port Richey (727) 847-5878
Pinellas County Sheriff Largo (727) 582-6200
Polk County Sheriff Bartow (863) 533-0344
Putnam County Sheriff Palatka (386) 329-0800
St. John’s County Sheriff St Augustine (904) 824-8304
St. Lucie County Sheriff Fort Pierce (772) 462-7300
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Milton (850) 983-1100
Sarasota County Sheriff Sarasota (941) 861-4005
Seminole County Sheriff Sanford (407) 665-6650
Sumter County Sheriff Bushnell (352) 793-0222
Suwannee County Sheriff Live Oak (386) 362-2222
Taylor County Sheriff Perry (850) 584-4225
Union County Sheriff Lake Butler (386) 496-2501
Volusia County Sheriff Deland (386) 736-5961
Wakulla County Sheriff Crawfordville (850) 926-7171
Walton County Sheriff Defuniak Springs (850) 892-8111
Washington County Sheriff Chipley (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 unde

rstand 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.

Stephen G. Cobb, Esq.

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