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For misdemeanors and county ordinance violations in Miami-Dade and Broward County, cases are often assigned to various "branch" courts, or satellite courts as they are called in Broward County.
Due to the high volume of misdemeanor, traffic, and criminal traffic cases that come into Miami and Broward, there are different courthouses where these cases are sent depending on where you were arrested.
For Miami-Dade County:
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 N.W. 12th Street
Miami, Florida 33125
Coral Gables District Court
3100 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Hialeah Courthouse
11 East 6th Street
Hialeah, Florida 33010
Miami Beach Court Facility
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33160
South Dade Justice Center
10710 S.W. 211 Street
Miami, Florida 33189
These locations typically correspond with where you were arrested. For instance, if you were arrested (PTA also counts as an arrest) in Coral Gables for a misdemeanor or county/municipal ordinance violation, your case will likely be heard at the Coral Gables District Court. If you were arrested in Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami, Aventura, North Miami Beach, El Portal, Miami Shores, or Northwest Miami-Dade County, your case will likely be heard at the North Dade Justice Center.
Remember - branch/satellite courts are only for misdemeanors. In Miami-Dade County, all felonies go to the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.
For Broward County:
Broward Judicial Complex
201 SE 6th Street
Ft Lauderdale, Fl. 33301
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33442
West Regional Courthouse
100 N. Pine Island Road
Plantation, Fl. 33324
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, Fl. 33021
Same as with Miami-Dade County: all Broward County felonies go to the Judicial Complex. Misdemeanors and ordinance violations go to the satellite courthouses. For example, if you are arrested in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, or Hallandale Beach, your case will likely go to the South Regional Courthouse. If you are arrested in Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, or Tamarac, your case will likely go to the West Regional Courthouse.
Misdemeanors include battery, petit theft, possession of marijuana, loitering and prowling, trespassing,
Criminal traffic offenses driving while license suspended, no valid driver's license, leaving the scene of an accident (LSA), reckless driving, and racing on the highway.
DUIs, at least in Miami-Dade, always go to the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.
Misdemeanors and county ordinance violations carry fines, possible convictions, and sometimes jail time. They could also leave you with a criminal record. It is wise to hire a criminal lawyer when facing any criminal charge, no matter how serious. If you are a first-time offender or are otherwise eligible, you may be able to get your record sealed or expunged when the case is through.
If you have additional questions or would like to retain the services of a Miami-Dade County criminal defense attorney to handle your branch court case in Miami-Dade or Broward, call my office today.
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