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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

IMPORTANT: Security Updates Coming to the Clerk's Website
Posted: 4/9/2020

The Lake County Clerk’s Office will be updating the minimum compatible communications security standard for its website on Saturday, April 25. This change may make the site inaccessible on older/obsolete web browsers. To ensure uninterrupted access to the Clerk's website, we recommend that you use the latest version of your chosen web browser.

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Office Closure - Good Friday
Posted: 4/2/2020

All offices of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed on Friday, April 10, in observance of Good Friday.

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New pay-by-phone service offered
Posted: 3/19/2020

A new, pay-by-phone service is being offered by the Lake County Clerk’s Office to allow persons to pay most traffic and criminal fees and fines by credit card over the phone. 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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