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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

Scheduled Maintenance
Posted: 6/1/2020

Please be advised that the Lake County Clerk's website and all online services may be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5 through midnight on Saturday, June 6. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During the maintenance window, there may be interruptions in accessing our website and communicating with the office by email.

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Lake County Clerk presents annual financial reports
Posted: 5/11/2020

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is announcing the publication of Lake County’s annual financial reports for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, now available online.

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Lake County Clerk suspends passport processing
Posted: 3/20/2020

In alignment with the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) announcement that there will be service interruptions in the processing of new passport applications, the Lake County Clerk’s Office is suspending all passport application services until further notice. Learn more-->

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Delivery-of-Service Changes in Response to COVID-19
Posted: 3/17/2020

To protect the health and safety of those needing services provided by the Lake County Clerk’s Office and of the employees who provide those vital services, effective immediately, delivery-of-service changes are being put in place. Learn more >

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