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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

VAB Meeting Notice
Posted: 8/3/2017

The VAB Meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Aug. 18, 2017 in the Board Chambers. Click here for more information.

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VAB Hearing Dates
Posted: 8/3/2017

Click here for a list of VAB hearing dates for 2017.

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JURY FRAUD/SCAM ALERT
Posted: 5/26/2017
Lake County Clerk Neil Kelly is warning residents about a phone scam instructing victims to pay for missing Jury Duty. The Clerk's Office or Law Enforcement will never contact you about missed Jury Duty. Please contact us at 352-742-4102 for questions. line