Jackson Short Joins State Attorney’s Office as Chief Investigator

Short joins the office after a nearly 25-year successful career at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Parker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Caroline Schollaert

Parker shot and killed Schollaert (pictured) while attempting to break into her car at her Riverside home.

Chad Absher Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of Ashlee Rucker

Absher shot Rucker (pictured) and her sister at a residence the evening of Halloween 2017.

Voting-related Crimes Result in Prosecution, Jail Time for Defendants

The crimes relate to voter registration, petition gathering, and ineligible voting.

Hall Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in 2020 Shooting that Killed 5-year-old Kearria Addison

Addison (pictured) was asleep in a car when she was struck by gunfire.

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Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit - Serving Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties

The mission of the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit is to uphold public safety in a fair and just manner.

“Our duty to the people of Northeast Florida comprises two main tenets. The first is to keep people safe by prosecuting those who disrupt our community. The second is to ensure the pursuit of justice is done in a transparent, fair, and thoughtful way that maintains the trust of those we serve.”

Melissa Nelson

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Office of the State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit Office Locations

Duval County

311 W. Monroe St.
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Case Lookup
Monday – Friday
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Main: (904) 255-2500
Fax: (904) 255-3061

Clay County

825 N. Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043
Case Lookup
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Main: (904) 269-6319
Fax: (904) 278-3742

Nassau County

76347 Veterans Way, Suite 2105
Yulee, FL, 32097
Case Lookup
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Main: (904) 548-4700
Fax: (904) 548-4728

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