The Office of the State Attorney For the 4th Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida

State Attorney

The State Attorney's Office is a state run organization, so the State Attorney is a publicly elected position.

Pictured below is the two time incumbent for the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Angela Corey, who was recently defeated by Melissa Nelson.

Mission Statement of the State Attorney:

As your State Attorney, I am charged with upholding the United States Constitution, as well as the Constitution and Statutes of the great and sovereign State of Florida, as they relate to the prosecution of crimes committed against our citizens. By adhering to this standard we will vigorously pursue justice for all victims of crimes while maintaining the rights of every individual. It is the goal of our office to assist other law enforcement agencies within our jurisdiction while creating a safer community in which to work and raise our families.

The State Attorney's Office for the 4th Judicial Circuit for the State of Florida prosecutes all crimes committed in Duval, Clay, and Nassau county.

In order to prosecute all of these cases, Assistant State Attorneys are hired

The State Attorney's Office is separated into three main divisions, the county court division which deals with all misdemeanor cases and traffic violations, the circuit court division handles all felonies and repeat offenders, and the juvenile division prosecutes juvenile crimes

Other divisions of specialization are in place for crimes like murder or rape

Assistant State Attorneys perform the vast majority of day to day work at the State Attorney's Office and in these divisions.

By doing so, they gain valuable trial experience, which is invaluable in the private sector, because most private attorneys lack trial experience or skill

My ultimate goal: Intern with the State Attorney's Office, graduate law school, become an assistant state attorney, then move to the private sector with experience after serving my community

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