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Polk County Criminal Defense

The Law Office of Chris Beardslee has resolved misdemeanor and felony offenses in Polk County during each stage of the criminal case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in Polk County, Florida, our office has the experience and resources to defend your needs.

Information and resources for Polk County Criminal Court and criminal cases are provided below.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer for Polk County, FL

Attorney Chris Beardslee is an experienced criminal defense lawyer for Polk County. He is dedicated to not only providing the best legal advice and defense for your case, but also to making sure that you are informed about the process and your legal options along the way.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your case or any current charges, our office is happy to help.


Polk County Court Information

Information for the Polk County Criminal Courts in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida:

Polk County Criminal Court Locations

Felony and misdemeanor criminal cases are handled at the:

Polk County Courthouse

255 N. Broadway Ave.

Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (813) 534-4000

Polk County Government Center

930 East Parker Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 534-4000

Courtrooms in the Tenth Judicial Circuit for Polk County

The Polk County Clerk’s website provides information on how to find your courtroom and virtual courtroom information for your case.

County Court Judges in Polk County, FL

The County Criminal Division of the Tenth Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over animal, marine, traffic infractions and traffic crimes, county and municipal ordinances and criminal misdemeanors.

DivisionSectionJudge
County CriminalM7The Honorable Robert E. Griffin
County CriminalM4The Honorable Stacie L. Kaylor
County CriminalM5The Honorable Hope M. Pattey
County CriminalM6The Honorable David E. Stamey, Jr.
County Criminal Judges (10th Judicial Circuit – Polk County)

Circuit Court Judges in Polk County, FL

If you are charged with a felony crime in Polk County, your case will be assigned to a Circuit Criminal Division and Judge.

DivisionSectionJudge
Circuit CriminalCapitalThe Honorable J. Kevin Abdoney
Circuit CriminalF5The Honorable Catherine L. Combee
Circuit CriminalF6The Honorable Sharon M. Franklin
Circuit CriminalF1The Honorable Melissa Gravitt
Circuit CriminalF4The Honorable Jalal A. Harb
Circuit CriminalF3The Honorable Donald G. Jacobsen
Circuit CriminalF2The Honorable Michael P. McDaniel
Circuit CriminalF7The Honorable Lori A. Winstead
Circuit Criminal Judges (10th Judicial Circuit – Polk County)

Court Case Details and Tracking (Polk County)

Case details for criminal matters in Polk County, Florida, can be viewed from the website for the Polk County Clerk of Court. You can find information about your next court date, the judge assigned to your case, and case filings.

Arrest information including bond and booking number and warrant inquiry information can be found on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office website.


Diversion Programs in Polk County, FL

Recognizing the needs of first-time offenders or minor transgressions of the law, the 10th Circuit State Attorney’s Office has created felony and misdemeanor diversion programs, including:

  • Traffic Diversion
  • Drug Diversion
  • Regular Diversion

Resources for Polk County Criminal Cases