(a) DIVISIONS. The Middle District comprises these divisions and these counties:
Fort Myers Division
|Jacksonville Division||Baker County
St. Johns County
|Ocala Division||Citrus County
|Orlando Division||Brevard County
|Tampa Division||Hardee County
(b) DIVISION FOR A CIVIL ACTION. A party must begin an action in the division to which the action is most directly connected or in which the action is most conveniently advanced. The judge must transfer the action to the division most consistent with the purpose of this rule.
(c) DIVISION FOR A CRIMINAL ACTION. Unless otherwise provided by law, the United States must begin a criminal action in a division in which at least one defendant committed a charged offense. The judge must transfer the action to the division to which the action is most directly connected or in which the action is most conveniently advanced.