Misdemeanor Cases in Pasco County
In the County Criminal division in Pasco County, for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, a case begins with a filing in the clerk’s office of a sworn complaint, notice to appear, information, or indictment.
The County Criminal division in Pasco County, FL, includes the following three categories of criminal offenses:
- misdemeanors, county ordinance and municipal ordinance violations;
- non-dui criminal traffic misdemeanors; and
- driving under the influence (DUI).
The disposition of the case occurs when a final judicial decision is rendered terminating a criminal proceeding through:
- an acquittal;
- a dismissal; or
- a judgment stating the specific sentence (in the case of a conviction).
In a criminal case in Florida, the defendant has the right to a jury trial. Jury trials involve a group of citizens is impaneled, selected, and sworn to determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty during a trial.
Attorneys Fighting Misdemeanors in Pasco County, FL
If you were charged with a misdemeanor in the county court in Pasco County, FL, your case will be heard at the courthouse in New Port Richey or Dade City, depending on whether the incident occurred on the east side of the west side of the county.
The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm have offices in New Port Richey, FL, directly across from the courthouse at the West Pasco Judicial Center. Our attorneys are focused exclusively on criminal defense for both felony, misdemeanor, ordinance violations, and probation violation cases.
Call (813) 250-0500 to discuss your case.
Statistics for Pasco County Misdemeanor Cases
According to the 2016-17 Statistical Reference Guide for County Criminal, published by the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, in Pasco County, there were:
- 9,578 misdemeanor and ordinances violations filed;
- 2,388 non-driving under the influence (DUI) criminal traffic; and
- 531 driving under the influence cases.
The total number of criminal cases filed in county court in Pasco County was 12,497.
This article was last updated on Friday, August 16, 2019.