Office of State Attorney
Dave Aronberg

15th Judicial Circuit
Serving the Citizens of Palm Beach County

Office of State Attorney
Dave Aronberg

15th Judicial Circuit
Serving the Citizens of Palm Beach County

Press Release

March 30, 2022



Marc Freeman

(561) 355-7263

Palm Beach County Remains Near Top of Conviction Rates, Latest State Data Show

The latest statistics from the Office of the State Courts Administrator show that the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office ranks 3rd out of the state’s 20 Judicial Circuits for felony and county court conviction rates.

The data for the 2020-21 fiscal year shows the office improved to the 3rd position, up from 4th, in county court. The office continues to rank 3rd in felony court, while the
conviction rate improved to 94.5%. This statistic includes guilty pleas and jury trial verdicts.

“These conviction rates are a credit to the professionalism and skill of our prosecutors,” said State Attorney Dave Aronberg. “It starts with careful scrutiny by experienced attorneys in our case intake division, which ensures that we only prosecute cases when there is a good-faith basis to obtain convictions. This keeps our focus on cases that serve the interests of justice and community safety.”

The result is the office’s highest felony conviction rate in more than 10 years. For the fiscal year before the State Attorney’s first term began in 2013, the conviction rate ranking was next to last in the state.

“I am extremely proud of our amazing prosecutors and support staff, who worked hard to achieve these results during the challenging times of the pandemic,” Aronberg said.  “We have struck the right balance between criminal justice reform and public safety.  ”Charts incorporating the state data are provided.

Main Office Location

401 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Main Number: 561-355-7100
Fax Number: 561-366-1800

North County Office

3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Bch Gardens, FL 33418
Main Number: 561-624-6630
Fax Number: 561-624-6548

South County Office

200 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste 100
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Main Number: 561-274-1490
Fax Number: 561-274-1498

Belle Glade Office

38844 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Main Number: 561-996-4820
Fax Number: 561-992-1055

Criminal Justice Complex

3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Main Number: 561-688-4640
Fax Number: 561-688-4646