Misdemeanor & Criminal Traffic

The County section of the Criminal Division keeps records for the court system primarily related to Misdemeanor and Criminal Traffic.  Misdemeanor cases are crimes of a lower degree than Felony cases. They are punishable by a fine, court costs, probation, or imprisonment in the county jail. 

Misdemeanors are classified into two degrees:

  • First Degree Misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the county jail.

  • Second Degree Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.

  • Some misdemeanor offenses in which the violator has not been arrested may be resolved by paying a fine in lieu of a court appearance and a withhold adjudication of guilt is applied. In accordance with Administrative Order CR-2017-005-SC, this applies to the following violations.


   
Unlawful Sale/Use of Fireworks§ 791.02(1)$273.00*
Trespassing§ 810.08(1) I (2)(a)&(b), § 810.09(1) I (2)(a)&(b)$273.00*
Obstruction by Disguise§ 843.03$273.00*
Altering Date of Birth On Driver's License or ID§ 322.212(5)(b)$273.00*
Unlawful Use of Another's Driver's License§ 322.32(3)$273.00*
Unlawful Use of an ID§ 322.051(6)$273.00*
Disorderly Conduct§ 877.03$273.00*
Disorderly Intoxication§ 856.011$288.00*
Possession of Alcohol under 21§ 562.111$288.00*
Misrepresenting Age to Obtain Alcohol§ 562.11(2)$288.00*
Fish & Wildlife Level 2 Violations§ 379.401(2)(a)1-14, 20 or 21$273.00*
Fish & Wildlife Level 3 Violations§ 379.401(3)(a)1, 7 or 8$273.00*
Violations of State Park Laws§ 258.008(3)(a)-(e)$273.00*

*Included in each of these payable amounts are costs of prosecution in the amount of $50.00 (see § 938.27, F.S.).

*There is an additional 3.5% charge if paying via credit card that is not reflected in the above amounts

*Alleged violators who fail to pay the monetary penalty listed above or request a court date within 30 days of the date the citation was issued, are to be set for arraignment before a County Court judge.

*Please click here to verify your case and the amounts prior to remitting payment

Some driving charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid Driver’s License or registration may be disposed by filing a plea of Nolo Contender in lieu of a court appearance.  Please refer to the Criminal Traffic Plea of Nolo Contendere form for further information.