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Felony

The Felony Division deals with the more serious crimes of rape, murder, burglary and grand theft. Felony clerks attend court hearings and prepare appeals. They work closely with the State Attorney's Office, Public Defender, Department of Corrections, and the Judges.

An arrest on a felony offense means that the defendant is usually booked into the county jail. Most felony offenses are bondable offenses according to the bail schedule. Murder charges are usually set at no bond. The duty judge usually sees individuals arrested on felonies within twenty-four hours of their arrest. At first appearance, bail is set, and the court determines whether the defendant can afford to hire counsel. A Public Defender will be appointed if the defendant is found to be insolvent.

 

Felony Resources
Felony Office Location
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., 2nd Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4126
Fax: (352) 253-6020

Announcements

VAB Public Meeting
Posted: 7/17/2019

The VAB Organizational Meeting will begin at 2:00pm and will be held in Board Chambers, Second Floor, Lake County Administration Building, 315 West Main Street, Tavares, Florida.  Click here for more information.

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VAB Public Hearing
Posted: 7/17/2019

Click here for VAB public hearing dates.

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Lake County Clerk's Office to close for Independence Day
Posted: 6/24/2019

The Lake County Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Jurors that are summoned for jury duty on Monday, July 8 should call 352-742-4162 or visit the Jury Management web page on Wednesday, July 3 after 5 p.m. for reporting instructions.

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Lake County Clerk warns of fraudulent calls seeking personal information
Posted: 10/30/2018

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller was recently made aware of fraudulent calls claiming to be on behalf of the office. Read the full details here.

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