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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

Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Posted: 11/14/2018

The Lake County Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more

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Lake County Clerk appoints new Inspector General
Posted: 11/9/2018

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U.S. Department of State gives Lake County Clerk's Office perfect score on recent passport audit
Posted: 11/7/2018

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VAB Public Meeting Notice
Posted: 11/6/2018

The Lake County Value Adjustment Board will meet on December 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM in Board Chambers, Second Floor, Lake County Administration Building, 315 West Main Street, Tavares, Florida, to address the Recommendations of the Special Magistrates for Agricultural Petitions.  Click here for more information.

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VAB Public Hearing Dates
Posted: 7/17/2018

Click here for a list of VAB public hearing dates for 2018.

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