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Florida's most educated County, Leon County is the home of both Florida State University and Florida A&M. Leon County owes its name to the famous Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon, the first European to explore Florida. It was officially created in 1824 and is now home to Tallahassee, Florida.
Leon County lawyers can help you in a wide range of legal issues. These include criminal defense, divorce, personal injury litigation, bankruptcy, and many more.
Like many other counties in Florida, Leon County was sued after the controversial 2000 presidential election. The NAACP alleged that Leon County actively tried to disenfranchise black voters in the area. A settlement was reached between the parties, and attorneys in Leon County were able to secure provisions ensuring that more steps are taken by Leon County to ensure fair and safe future elections.
Most cases in Leon County begin in the Leon County Court system. Every court in Florida has its own specific rules and procedures. If you have a case in Leon County, you will want to hire an attorney familiar with Leon County court rules, staff, and judges.
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