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Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Pinellas County: St. Petersburg – Clearwater, FL
The Law Office of Chris Beardslee has resolved misdemeanor and felony offenses in Pinellas County during each stage of the criminal case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in Pinellas County, Florida, including the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas, our office has the experience and resources to defend your needs.
Information and resources for Pinellas County Criminal Court and criminal cases are provided below.
Contact us to find out what you might need to do right now to protect yourself against criminal prosecution.
The Law Office of Chris Beardslee provides free initial consultations to discuss your misdemeanor or felony charge with an attorney. The free consultation can be conducted in the office, over Zoom, or by phone.
Attorney Chris Beardslee is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer for Pinellas 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.
Pinellas County Court Information
Information for the Pinellas County Criminal Courts in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida:
Pinellas County Criminal Court Locations
Felony and misdemeanor criminal cases are handled at the Pinellas County Justice Center located on 49th Street in Clearwater next to the Pinellas County jail. A few criminal misdemeanor traffic cases and traffic citations are handled at the North County Traffic Court location on US 19. That Courthouse is scheduled to be transferred to the 49th Street location once new construction is completed.
14250 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: (727) 464-7000
29582 U.S. Hwy 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: (727) 464-7000
Courtrooms in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas County)
The vast majority of criminal Courtrooms are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the main Criminal Justice Center located on 49th Street in Clearwater.
- County Criminal and Family Law Courtrooms are primarily located on the 3rd floor and marked as Courtrooms 11 through 22.
- Felony Criminal Courtrooms are primarily located on the 4th floor and marked as Courtrooms 1 through 10.
- Specialized Courtrooms for grand juries, 1st appearance (advisories) are located on the 4th and 1st floor of the Courthouse; court personnel and security can assist in guiding you.
- There is 1 courtroom for misdemeanor criminal traffic court cases if your case is assigned to the North County Traffic Court.
County Court Judges in Pinellas County, FL
The County Criminal Division of the Sixth Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases. Criminal Traffic offenses may be punishable with jail time and a fine. Traffic charges requiring a jury trial in Pinellas County are assigned to a judge at the Pinellas County Justice Center.
|County Criminal||16||The Honorable Frank Grey|
|County Criminal||L||The Honorable Robert Dittmer|
|County Criminal||R||The Honorable Holly Grissinger|
|County Criminal||G||The Honorable Kathleen T. Hessinger|
|County Traffic||51/52||The Honorable Theodora C. Komninos|
|County Criminal||ADV||The Honorable Elizabeth Zuroweste|
|County Criminal||H||The Honorable Cathy McKyton|
|County Criminal||F||The Honorable Brett Szematowicz|
|County Criminal||E||The Honorable Dorothy Vaccaro|
Circuit Court Judges in Pinellas County, FL
If you are charged with a felony crime in Pinellas County, your case will be assigned to a Circuit Criminal Division and Judge.
|Circuit Criminal||B||The Honorable Michael F. Andrews|
|Circuit Criminal||D||The Honorable Joseph A. Bulone|
|Circuit Criminal||C||The Honorable William H. Burgess, III|
|Circuit Criminal||M||The Honorable Philip J. Federico|
|Circuit Criminal||I||The Honorable Chris Helinger|
|Circuit Criminal||A||The Honorable Philippe Matthey|
|Circuit Criminal||T||The Honorable Pat Siracusa|
|Circuit Criminal||K||The Honorable Susan St. John|
|Circuit Criminal||N||The Honorable Kimberly Todd|
Court Case Details and Tracking (Pinellas County)
Case details for criminal matters in Pinellas County, Florida, can be viewed from the website for the Pinellas 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 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office website.
Diversion Programs in Pinellas County, FL
Recognizing the needs of first-time offenders or minor transgressions of the law, the 6th Circuit State Attorney’s Office has created felony and misdemeanor diversion programs. Some of these alternative sanctions provide rehabilitation services addressing issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health needs. Programs include:
- DUI Diversion Program called D.R.O.P. (DUI Rehabilitation of Offenders Program)
- Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)
- Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program
Resources for Pinellas County Criminal Cases
- The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
- Pinellas County Clerk of Court
- PCSO Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
- State Attorney’s Office for the 6th Judicial Circuit