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Florida Constitution

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Florida Supreme Court Opinions

Link: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml

Florida District Courts of Appeal Opinions

First District – http://www.1dca.org/opinions/opinions_default.html

Second District – http://www.2dca.org/opinions/opinions.shtml

Third District – http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/Opinions.shtml

Fourth District – http://www.4dca.org/opinions.shtml

Fifth District – http://www.5dca.org/opinions.shtml

Florida Department of Corrections

Link: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/

Federal Legal Research

United States Code

Link: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text

United States Constitution

Link: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution

United States Department of Justice

Link: http://www.justice.gov/

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Link: http://www.bop.gov/

Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER)

Link: https://www.pacer.gov/ (you must sign up for an account)

United States Supreme Court Opinions

Link: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/opinions.aspx

United States Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

First Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/opinions

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/opinions

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinions

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/opinions

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/opinions

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/opinions

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions

D.C.  Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions

Link: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf

CIRCUIT COURTS

Trial Court

Distribution of Circuit Courts in Florida

The circuit courts are the trial courts of the State of Florida for all felony cases and misdemeanor cases joined with felonies.  There are 20 circuits which are comprised of multiple counties.

The judicial circuits are comprised of the following counties:

First Circuit — Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton

Link: http://www.firstjudicialcircuit.org/

Second Circuit — Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla

Link: http://2ndcircuit.leoncountyfl.gov/

Third Circuit — Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor

Link: http://www.jud3.flcourts.org/

Fourth Circuit — Clay, Duval and Nassau

Link: http://www.coj.net/departments/fourth-judicial-circuit-court.aspx

Fifth Circuit — Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter

Link: http://www.circuit5.org/c5/

Sixth Circuit — Pasco and Pinellas

Link: http://www.jud6.org/

Seventh Circuit — Flagler, Putnam, St.  Johns and Volusia

Link: http://www.circuit7.org/

Eighth Circuit — Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union

Link: http://www.circuit8.org/

Ninth Circuit — Orange and Osceola

Link: http://www.ninthcircuit.org/

Tenth Circuit — Hardee, Highlands, and Polk

Link: http://www.jud10.flcourts.org/

Eleventh Circuit — Dade

Link: http://www.jud11.flcourts.org/

Twelfth Circuit — DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota

Link: http://www.jud12.flcourts.org/

Thirteenth Circuit — Hillsborough

Link: http://www.fljud13.org/

Fourteenth Circuit — Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington

Link: http://www.jud14.flcourts.org/

Fifteenth Circuit — Palm Beach

Link: http://15thcircuit.co.palm-beach.fl.us/

Sixteenth Circuit — Monroe

Link: http://www.keyscourts.net/

Seventeenth Circuit — Broward

Link: http://www.17th.flcourts.org/

Eighteenth Circuit — Brevard and Seminole

Link: http://www.flcourts18.org/page.php?2

Nineteenth Circuit — Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St.  Lucie

Link: http://www.circuit19.org/

Twentieth Circuit — Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee

Link: http://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main/homepage.asp

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