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Miami-Dade County Clerk of the CourtsHarvey Ruvin

Criminal Court

The Miami-Dade Criminal Court is comprised of two levels of operations: Circuit Criminal and County Criminal.

IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

Please know that you can now come in person to handle Felony and Misdemeanor matters.

Information on your court hearing

You can sign up for e-Notify, to receive text or email reminders for upcoming hearings. You may also visit our Criminal Justice Online System and check the status of your case.

REQUEST A CERTIFIED CRIMINAL HISTORY DISPOSITION LETTER

You can request a certified criminal history disposition letter online or by mail.

You can request a certified criminal history disposition letter associated with criminal felony and misdemeanor cases. A criminal history disposition letter provides the results of a local case record search.

Felonies: 
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division 
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building 
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 9000 
Miami, Florida 33125 
 
Misdemeanors: 
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division 
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building 
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 8100 
Miami, Florida 33125 
 
Traffic: 
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division 
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building 
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 124 
Miami, Florida 33125 
 
Please include the following with your request: 
Defendant's name
Case number 
Case year
Date of birth
Mail appropriate fee:
Certified copies are $7
 If you do not know the year/case number, an additional search fee of $2 per year, per name will be added for every year searched.
Self-addressed stamped envelope

You may request a certified criminal history disposition letter in person by scheduling an appointment.

Circuit Criminal

Circuit Criminal receives and processes all felony affidavits of probable cause, grand jury indictments and arrest warrants. This section conducts two felony bond hearings daily via a video transmission between the courtroom and pre-trial detention center.

Felony bond hearings

Felony bond hearings are now being conducted virtually. Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Information regarding remote access to bond hearing sessions and other Criminal Court sessions by divisions can be obtained by visiting the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

On weekends and holidays, bond hearings are conducted once a day immediately following the misdemeanor jail arraignments which are at 9 a.m. All hearings are held in Courtroom 1-5 on the first floor of the  Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

The calendar of persons scheduled to appear at the bond hearing is available for viewing immediately prior to each bond hearing session. A copy is available outside Courtroom 1-5 on weekends and holiday and at the security desk on the first floor.

Misdemeanor Jail Arraignments

Misdemeanor jail arraignments are conducted Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 5-3, on the fifth floor of the  Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building 
 
On weekends and holidays, jail arraignments are held once each day at 9 a.m., in Courtroom 5-3, located on the fifth floor. 
 
The calendar of persons scheduled to appear at the hearing is available immediately prior to each hearing. A copy is available every day outside the corresponding courtroom and Monday through Friday at the information window located in Suite 8100. 

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