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Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense for Sarasota County, FL
The Law Office of Chris Beardslee has resolved misdemeanor and felony offenses in Sarasota County during each stage of the criminal case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in Sarasota County, Florida, our office has the experience and resources to defend your needs.
Information and resources for Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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.
Sarasota County Court Information
Information for the Sarasota County Criminal Courts in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida:
Sarasota County Criminal Court Locations
Felony and misdemeanor criminal cases for Sarasota County are handled at the:
2002 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 861-7904
County Court Judges in Sarasota County, FL
The County Criminal Division of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over criminal traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal cases. The County Criminal Division in Sarasota County is made up of four divisions: Division A, Division B, Division C, and Division D.
Circuit Court Judges in Sarasota County, FL
If you are charged with a felony crime in Sarasota County, your case will be assigned to a Circuit Criminal Division and Judge. The Circuit Criminal Division in Sarasota County is made up of three divisions: Felony II, Felony IV and Felony VI.
Court Case Details and Tracking (Sarasota County)
Case details for criminal matters in Sarasota County, Florida, can be viewed from the website for the Sarasota 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 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website.
- Sarasota County Online Viewing of Court Records
- Sarasota County Arrest Inquiry Search
- Sarasota County Warrant Inquiry Search
Diversion Programs in Sarasota County, FL
Recognizing the needs of first-time offenders or minor transgressions of the law, the 12th 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 DETER (Driver Enhanced Treatment Education Rehabilitation)
- Worthless Check Restitution Program
- Pre-Trial Intervention
Resources for Sarasota County Criminal Cases
- The Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida
- Sarasota County Clerk of Court
- Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
- State Attorney’s Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit