If you were accused of a misdemeanor or felony in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Pasco County, FL, your case is assigned to a judge in the New Port Richey or Dade City courthouse.
The clerk’s office assigns a circuit or county criminal, juvenile delinquency, or traffic case to either:
The Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City for East Pasco County cases when the offense location is east of US Highway 41; or
The West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey for West Pasco County cases when the offense location is west of US Highway 41.
The Pasco County Detention Facility (also known as the “county jail”) is located between these two cities in Land O’Lakes, FL.
Most criminal cases begin with an investigation by a local law enforcement agency or DUI enforcement officer with:
the Pasco Sheriff’s Office
the New Port Richey Police Department
the Port Richey Police Department
the Dade City Police Department
the Zephyrhills Police Department
the Florida Highway Patrol