The Felony Department of the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office keeps records for the court system primarily related to felony offenses, but can also include misdemeanor and traffic charges. A felony criminal offense is one for which punishment can range from death to incarceration in a correctional facility. Imprisonment for a felony offense in a state penitentiary is a sentence in excess of (1) one year.
Currently, this department keeps records for six full-time Circuit-Criminal Court Divisions; one circuit judge who hears matters relating to violation of probation and community control cases; and one circuit judge who hears First Degree Murder cases.
In keeping with the Clerk's mission statement to provide quality service to our customers, we have established a media center with public access terminals set up to enable our customers to access our public records.