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Florida Criminal Defense Resources

General Court and Legal Resources

Track Your Palm Beach County Criminal Case Online – This website, maintained by the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office of Palm Beach County, presents a valuable tool to search for more information related to your criminal case.

15th Circuit and County Court: Criminal Division – The Circuit Court is responsible for hearing cases involving felony crimes. This includes crimes such as murder, burglary, and drug crime. The County Court oversees cases involving misdemeanor crimes, including traffic offenses as well as municipal ordinance violations.

Main Judicial Complex
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-6396

Supreme Court of Florida – The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the state. Cases are decided upon by 7 judges and the court has jurisdiction over death penalty cases, bond validations, rule of court procedures, and related legal issues.

Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Florida Statutes Online – This website contains detailed reference information on all of the state’s statutes, including criminal matters. Theses statutes range from minor misdemeanor crimes to felony cases.

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Law Enforcement and Crime Victims

West Palm Beach Police Department – Serving a population of over 100,000, the Palm Beach Police Department endeavors to protect the safety of all citizens and visitors. This is done through preventative measures and enforcement, patrol, and rapid response when the safety of any member of the community is at risk.

Palm Beach Police Department
345 S. County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Boca Raton Police Department – Boca Raton’s population of approximately 74,000 is served by the Boca Raton Police Department’s Community Services Division and Field Division. The Community Services Division is responsible for information analysis, public information, and special ops. The Field Division polices the community for violent and non-violent crime activities.

Boca Raton Police
100 NW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 338-1234

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – The Sheriff’s Office provides invaluable support to Palm Beach County, which has a population estimated at 1.3 million and ranks as the 3rd largest county in the state. Nearly 4,000 men and women make up the staff serving the highway patrol, courts, jail, and other areas.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is responsible for matters regarding driver’s licenses, both individual and commercial, and for administrative penalties such as driver’s license suspension.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County – Created through the efforts of the Chiefs of Police Association and Crime Prevention Officers Association, Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc. was founded as a civilian volunteer 501(3)(c) non-profit organization modeled after the original Crime Stoppers in Albuquerque, NM. Anonymous tippers can receive up to $1,000 if their tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. Follow this link to visit their website.

Florida Department of Correction Victim Services – When a person becomes a victim due to a crime committed while the offender was an inmate or on parole, the Office of Community Corrections of the Florida DoC provides assistance. This includes crime compensation, release notification, and counseling. Click this link to visit the Victim Services page on the FDoC’s website.

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) – Providing tools like a connection directory for crime victim services providers and helpful bulletins on crime’s impact and the criminal justice process, the NCVC is a national organization committed to helping crime victims. Additionally, the NCVC aims to help all families, communities, and individuals who have been harmed and/or impacted by acts of violent crime.

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Drug Crime Resources

Palm Beach County Drug Court – Designed for people with pending drug charges that are not for trafficking or sales who also have not been convicted for a crime of violence, the Palm Beach County Drug Court is a special program aimed at treating the addiction that drives the person to commit the drug offenses. Successful completion of the program generally means dropped charges. The Palm Beach County Drug Court can be found at:

3228 Gun Club Road
Room B-126
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-4530

Narcotics Anonymous – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a national, non-profit organization committed to providing a place for substance abuse addict to come together and overcome addiction. Follow this link to the NA website, where you can read literature about your addiction and find NA meetings in your area.

Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act – Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes is known as the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Visit this link to review the state drug schedules, legal definitions of drug terms, drug charges and penalties, and other information directly related to your Florida drug crime.

DEA – Office of Diversion Control – The federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Diversion Control is committed to stopping one of the main problems associated with drug abuse and crimes involving illegal prescription drugs – the diversion of prescription drugs from lawful purpose into illicit drug traffic. The DEA ODC strives to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals from legitimate sources without impeding the supply for legitimate, legal needs. Click this link to visit their website, which includes important information like how to dispose of unwanted, leftover prescription drugs.

United for Care – A non-profit organization of People United for Medical Marijuana, United for Care is a group that fights to legalize Florida medical marijuana. Their current project is the creation of a massive petition for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida with a constitutional amendment. Visit the site to sign the petition and get more information.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) – Click this link to find in-depth information on marijuana’s use as a medical and recreational substance as provided by NORML. NORML is a national organization committed to changing opinions and laws about marijuana use.

Palm Beach County Drug Court – The Palm Beach County Drug Court is a program for persons with pending drug charges other than trafficking and sales who have never been convicted for a crime of violence. If the person successfully completes the drug court , the charges will be dropped. Follow this link for more information on who can qualify for the drug court and what it entails. The Palm Beach County Drug Court is located at:

3228 Gun Club Road
Room B-126
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-4530

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DUI Resources

Palm Beach County DMV Guide – Follow this link to the Palm Beach County DMV Guide on the Florida DMV website, where you can find information regarding your vehicle, your license, and certain traffic offenses like DUI. This site is also a good resource for searching DUI schools licensed and approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – With over 3,941 people on staff, including 1,492 sworn law enforcement officers, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing protection, crime prevention and other community services in a safe, professional manner. Click this link to visit the homepage of the PBSO’s website. The sheriff’s office can be contacted at:

3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-3000

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving – MADD is a national organization committed to fighting drunk driving and the impact it has on countless family, friends, classmates, an coworkers of both offenders and victims, as well as the $132 billion financial impact. Visit this link for MADD’s drunk driving statistics page for Florida on their main website.

United States District Court – Southern District of Florida – Visit this link to visit the website for the federal court governing federal criminal and civil cases in Florida. The Southern District of Florida’s website includes information like what judges are serving, contact information for the different offices, the progress of your case, and FAQs concerning the federal system. The local federal court office can be found at:

Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
701 Clematis Street
Room 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 803-3400

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Domestic Violence Resources

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. – AVDA is a Palm Beach County organization dedicated to the promotion of violence-free relationships by offering alternative ways to end domestic violence and abuse. Visit their website to learn more about who they are, what they do, and the services they offer. AVDA, Inc can be contacted at:

P.O. Box 6161
Delray Beach, FL 33482
(561) 265-3797

Florida Department of Children and Families – The DCF is a department of the Florida government dedicated to the improvement of the lives of individuals, children, and families by providing important information concerning family protection. Follow this link to the homepage of the Florida Department of Children and Families’ website.

An Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (AARDVARC) – Follow this link to find a source of resources, guidance, and support for those involved in domestic violence situations in Florida. AARDVARC provides these resources with the hope that a wealth of information and support will combat domestic violence.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sex Offender Reporting Requirements – The FDLE is the statewide agency in Florida that regulates reporting requirements for sex offenders in this state. Follow this link for more information on the specific registering requirements for Florida sex offenders as presented on the FDLE’s website. The FDLE regional office for Palm Beach County can be contacted at:

Miami Regional Operations Center
1030 NW 111th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
West Palm Beach Field Office: (561) 740-7010

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Florida Chapter – The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is a national organization that aims to prevent sexual abuse through research, shared learning, and evidence-based practice. Visit this link to the website for the Florida State Chapter of ATSA, whose members offer evaluations and treatment of sex offenders, sexual predators, their family members, and their victims.

FDLE Violent Crime and Drug Control Council – The state level governmental law enforcement agency for Florida is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, or FDLE. Their website has useful information about crime such as statistics, what offenders should expect, and FAQs. Follow this link to the FDLE webpage about the Violent Crime and Drug Control Council, which assists local law enforcement agencies in funding for violent crime, major drug and money laundering investigations, and victim or witness protection and/or relocation efforts. The regional FDLE operations center is located at:

Miami Regional Operations Center
1030 NW 111th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
West Palm Beach Field Office: (561) 740-7010

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Property Crime Resources

Secure Florida – Avoiding Identity Theft – A Florida-based organization, Secure Florida was created to assist in protecting Florida citizens from cyber-related crimes, including identity theft. Follow this link to the page on their website that contains information about avoiding identity theft, steps to follow after becoming a victim of identity theft, and other resources involving Florida cyber-related identity theft.

Florida Attorney General, Consumer Protection Resources – Visit this link to find various resources on consumer protection, including information on identity theft and other fraud crimes, provided by Florida’s Attorney General. Here you can navigate to information about protecting yourself as a consumer as well as what protections Florida law provide.

FBI, White Collar Crime Division – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a division dedicated to the federal level of white collar crime, including several types of fraud. Click this link to learn go to the White Collar Crime Division’s webpage on the FBI’s website and learn more about scams, prevention tactics, available programs, and the most wanted list.

Kleptomaniacs Anonymous – Formally known as Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA), this organization is dedicated to treating the root addiction involved in shoplifting, much like Alcoholics Anonymous treats alcoholism. Follow this link for more information and meeting locations as found on their website.