The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all defendants accused of committing crimes that have been designated by the State Legislature as felonies. A felony is a criminal offense punishable by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary, for a term that exceeds one (1) year. The Circuit Court also has jurisdiction over all cases in which a minor is alleged to have committed a delinquent act or violation of law.
The County Court has jurisdiction over all defendants accused of committing crimes that have been designated as misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment in a county correctional facility not in excess of one (1) year. The County Court also has jurisdiction over criminal traffic cases. Criminal Traffic laws are defined as a violation that may subject a defendant to incarceration upon conviction.
Our Criminal Department clerks are available to assist you. They are supervised by Criminal Department Manager Stephanie Wright and can be contacted at (904)529-4098.
Criminal Department Supervisor Holly Casterline is also available to assist you as well.