The juvenile division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office handles Circuit Court cases involving people under 18 years of age. The juvenile division is one area of the courts and is not associated with the Department of Juvenile Justice or any other agency dealing with juveniles.
As mandated by Florida Law we cannot give out any information over the phone or on the Internet about any juvenile case. If you are the parent/legal guardian of a juvenile, the juvenile, or the juvenile's attorney, you must come to the Courthouse with proper identification in order to receive information about the case.
Juvenile cases are broken down into delinquency cases and dependency cases.
Delinquency (Criminal) Cases involve:
- Felony charges
- Misdemeanor charges
- Felony Traffic charges
Dependency (Non-criminal) Cases involve:
- Abused, abandoned or neglected children
- Ungovernable children who have not committed a crime
- Truancy (skipping school)