Sarasota County Criminal Defense

The Law Office of Chris Beardslee has resolved misdemeanor and felony offenses in Sarasota County during each stage of the criminal case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense in Sarasota County, Florida, our office has the experience and resources to defend your needs.

Information and resources for Sarasota 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.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer for Sarasota County, FL

Attorney Chris Beardslee is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer for Sarasota 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.

Sarasota County Court Information

Information for the Sarasota County Criminal Courts in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida:

Sarasota County Criminal Court Locations

Felony and misdemeanor criminal cases for Sarasota County are handled at the:

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

2002 Ringling Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: (941) 861-7904

County Court Judges in Sarasota 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 Sarasota County is made up of four divisions: Division A, Division B, Division C, and Division D.

County CriminalBThe Honorable Phyllis Galen
County CriminalC, DThe Honorable David Denkin
County CriminalAThe Honorable Erika Quartermaine
County Criminal Judges (Twelfth Judicial Circuit – Sarasota County)

Circuit Court Judges in Sarasota County, FL

If you are charged with a felony crime in Sarasota County, your case will be assigned to a Circuit Criminal Division and Judge. The Circuit Criminal Division in Sarasota County is made up of three divisions: Felony II, Felony IV and Felony VI.

Circuit CriminalFelony IVThe Honorable Rochelle T. Curley
Circuit CriminalFelony VIThe Honorable Thomas Krug
Circuit CriminalFelony IIThe Honorable Donna Marie Padar
Circuit Criminal Judges (Twelfth Judicial Circuit – Sarasota County)

Court Case Details and Tracking (Sarasota County)

Case details for criminal matters in Sarasota County, Florida, can be viewed from the website for the Sarasota County Clerk of Court. You can find information about your next court date, the judge assigned to your case, and case filings.

Arrest information including bond and booking number and warrant inquiry information can be found on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website.

Diversion Programs in Sarasota 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:

Resources for Sarasota County Criminal Cases