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.
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.