Circuit Criminal Court

Florida Circuit Criminal Courts have jurisdiction in all criminal felonies and also hear appeals from the County Courts. Felonies are criminal offenses that are punishable by imprisonment in a state penitentiary or death. The 12th Circuit Criminal Division has four Circuit Judges in Sarasota County, four Circuit Judges in Manatee County, and two Circuit Judges in DeSoto County. 

County Criminal Court

Florida County Courts have jurisdiction over criminal traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal cases. A misdemeanor is any criminal offense punishable by imprisonment in a county correctional facility for less than one year. The County Criminal Division has four County Judges in Sarasota County, four County Judges in Manatee County, and one County Judge in DeSoto County.

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Procedures for attorney access to clients within the Desoto County Jail

We are in constant communication with our county clerks and law enforcement officials as well as other elected officials and health authorities. We will continue to update this site as the situation develops. We are also working with our sheriffs, state attorney and public defender to address those inmates who may be eligible for release or who can resolve their cases without further incarceration. View procedures for attorney access to clients within the Desoto County Jail.

The criminal division in DeSoto County is further divided into Divisions I, II. The following sections contain requirements, forms, and trial dockets for each division.


Circuit Criminal Division

Judge Don T. Hall

Scheduling Hearings
 

County Criminal Division

Judge Guy Flowers

Scheduling Hearings
 

The criminal division in Manatee County is further divided into Divisions I, III and V. The following sections contain requirements, forms, and trial dockets for each division.


Circuit Criminal Division I

Judge Matt Whyte

Scheduling Hearings
 

Circuit Criminal Division III

Judge Frederick P Mercurio

Scheduling Hearings
 

Circuit Criminal Division V

Judge Lon Arend

Scheduling Hearings
 

County Criminal Division 3

Judge Heather Doyle

Scheduling Hearings
 

County Criminal Division 4

Judge Melissa Gould

Scheduling Hearings
 

The criminal division in Sarasota County is further divided into Divisions II, IV and VI. The following sections contain requirements, forms, and trial dockets for each division.


Circuit Criminal Division II, IV and VI

 

Circuit Criminal Division II

Judge Donna Marie Padar

Scheduling Hearings
 

*Change reflects change in April CMC date due to First Appearances

Circuit Criminal Division IV

Judge Rochelle T. Curley

Scheduling Hearings
 

Circuit Criminal Division VI

Judge Thomas Krug

Scheduling Hearings
 

County Criminal Division A

Judge Erika Quartermaine

 

County Criminal Division B

Judge Phyllis Galen

Scheduling Hearings
 

County Criminal Division C & D

Judge David Denkin

Scheduling Hearings
 

The South County area (Venice) holds County Criminal Court.


County Criminal South County Division

Judge Maryann Olson Boehm

Scheduling Hearings