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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 Public Hearing Dates
Posted: 7/1/2020

The list of dates below represent tentative hearing dates for 2020 and may be subject to change based on the volume of petitions received.

  • Oct. 12, 15, 22, 23, and 29
  • Nov. 3, 9, 13, 16, and 19
  • Dec. 1, 4, 11, 15, 17, and 18

For more information, click here.

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VAB Public Meeting
Posted: 7/1/2020

The Value Adjustment Board Organizational Meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in Board Chambers, 315 W.Main St., Tavares, Florida 32778, as well as virtually. Members of the public can participate in the meeting via zoom, by clicking here or by dialing 877-853-5257 and entering the following Webinar ID: 856 7623 4707. For more details, click here.

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Independence Day Office Closure
Posted: 6/22/2020

All offices of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Read more>

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Lake County Clerk suspends passport processing
Posted: 3/20/2020

In alignment with the U.S. Department of State’s service interruptions in the processing of new passport applications, the Lake County Clerk’s Office is suspending all passport application services until further notice. Learn more-->

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Delivery-of-Service Changes in Response to COVID-19
Posted: 3/17/2020

To protect the health and safety of those needing services provided by the Lake County Clerk’s Office and of the employees who provide those vital services, delivery-of-service changes currently in place. Learn more >

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