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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

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure
Posted: 11/18/2019

All offices of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Learn more>

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VAB Notice of Public Hearings
Posted: 11/6/2019

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Veterans to get free passport photos in November
Posted: 10/28/2019

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is honoring U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel during the month of November by offering free passport photos, a savings of $10. Learn more>

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VAB Notice of Public Hearings
Posted: 10/4/2019

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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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