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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

New, more convenient location added for recording of official documents
Posted: 9/16/2019

For those recording official documents, the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s office is adding an additional, more convenient location beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Lake County Clerk’s Records Storage Facility, 313 S. Bloxham Ave., Tavares. Read more > 

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Lake County Clerk warns property owners about official-looking Recorded Deed Notices
Posted: 7/24/2019

The Lake County Clerk’s Office is alerting residents who have recorded official documents recently, such as deeds and notices of commencement, about official-looking Recorded Deed Notices that are being mailed from companies that promise to provide a report of property data for a fee. Read more >

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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 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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