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Manatee County Criminal Defense
The Law Office of Chris Beardslee has resolved misdemeanor and felony offenses in Manatee County during each stage of the criminal case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in Manatee County, Florida, our office has the experience and resources to defend your needs.
Information and resources for Manatee 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.
Call 813-496-7778, or fill out a contact form and we will get in touch with you.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Manatee County, FL
Attorney Chris Beardslee is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer for Manatee 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.
Manatee County Court Information
Information for the Manatee County Criminal Courts in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida:
Manatee County Criminal Court Locations
Felony and misdemeanor criminal cases for Mantee County are handled at the:
Manatee County Judicial Center
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 749-3600
County Court Judges in Manatee 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 Manatee County is made up of four divisions: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4.
|County Criminal||3||The Honorable Heather Doyle|
|County Criminal||4||The Honorable Melissa Gould|
|County Criminal||1||The Honorable Renee Inman|
|County Criminal||2||The Honorable Jacqueline B. Steele|
Circuit Court Judges in Manatee County, FL
If you are charged with a felony crime in Manatee County, your case will be assigned to a Circuit Criminal Division and Judge. The Circuit Criminal Division in Manatee County is made up of three divisions: Felony I, Felony III and Felony V.
|Circuit Criminal||Felony V||The Honorable Lon Arend|
|Circuit Criminal||Felony III||The Honorable Frederick P. Mercurio|
|Circuit Criminal||Felony I||The Honorable Matt Whyte|
Court Case Details and Tracking (Manatee County)
Case details for criminal matters in Manatee County, Florida, can be viewed from the website for the Manatee County Clerk of Court. You can find information about your next court date, the judge assigned to your case, and case filings.
Arrest inquiries and information including bond and booking numbers can be found on the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office website.
Diversion Programs in Manatee 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 Manatee County Criminal Cases
- The Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida
- Manatee County Clerk of Court
- Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
- State Attorney’s Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit