COCONUT CREEK: Area Served by South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

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Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida, and is between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The last estimate of Coconut Creek’s population was about 61,361 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Coconut Creek is 89. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes to approximately 1,116. Coconut Creek is safer than 32% of U.S. Cities but is also considered to have a higher crime rate than 48% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Coconut Creek Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:


Coconut Creek Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 1
  • Rape: 13
  • Robbery: 16
  • Assault: 59
  • Burglary: 99
  • Theft: 826
  • Grand Theft Auto: 103









The total crime index for Coconut Creek is 1,116. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 10%. The crime rate was 1,913 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 11% decrease from 2017. 


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Why you need a Coconut Creek Criminal Attorney

The city of Coconut Creek is nestled inside of Broward County, Florida between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. While it is a small city, Coconut Creek has a higher crime rate than 48% of other Florida cities and towns.


The city of Coconut Creek also has their own local police department with a K9 unit, SWAT team and DUI unit. Outside of Coconut Creek city limits, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office exercises jurisdiction. Broward County itself has a huge array of attorneys, ready to help you fight your case. 


Criminal cases are different, however, and require attorneys to pay special attention to detail in order to make successful legal arguments that can get you the best possible outcome if you’ve been charged with a crime. Defending a criminal case can be extensive: there are a number of motions that could be filed and each case has its own group of officers and individuals that will likely be asked to testify against you. 


The best criminal defense attorney you can have on your side is one that’s not afraid to put in the work. One that will conduct depositions of officers and any potential civilian witnesses involved in your case, file the necessary motions, and argue them successfully in court and in front of a judge. 


That’s what Rossen Law Firm will do for you. We do not shy away from a challenge and are ready to get started working up your case – conducting and scheduling those depositions to get every bit of useful information we possibly can and negotiating with prosecutors to see what evidence (or lack of evidence) they have. 


For a free strategy session, call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to schedule a meeting with our attorneys to see what we can do for you. 


Coconut Creek Law Enforcement

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Coconut Creek Police Department

Within the city limits of Coconut Creek, the Coconut Creek Police Department has jurisdiction.


The Coconut Creek Police Department consists of 100 sworn law enforcement officers and 4 part-time officers. The department has special teams/services including: a street crimes unit, a K-9 unit, a school resource officer, SWAT, and traffic enforcement units including DUI patrol.


Coconut Creek DUI Officers include:

  • Alejandro Escobar
  • Gavin Henry 

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Coconut Creek Police Department

4800 West Copans Road

Coconut Creek, FL 33063


Coconut Creek Police Chief: Albert "Butch" Arenal

Phone: 954-973-6700

Email: [email protected]


Sheriff’s Office for Coconut Creek

Outside the city limits of Coconut Creek, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles complaints, arrests, pressing charges, and more. 


Sheriff Gregory Tony oversees BSO. The Sheriff’s Office has 16 districts. BSO’s services include a Child Protective Investigations Section, a Civil Division and a Department of Law Enforcement. In addition to road patrol and other operations, special BSO units include a Bomb Squad, a K-9 (canine) unit, School resource deputy unit and more. Community programs including drug court, in-custody behavioral services, probation division, employment services programs, and more. 


BSO also supports texting to 911 if calling is not an option. 


    Broward Sheriff’s Office - Headquarters

2601 West Broward Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Phone: (954) 831-8901

Sheriff: Gregory Tony


Coconut Creek Court System

Coconut Creek Courts are part of the 17th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses all of Broward County. Any cases that are appealed are handled in the 4th District Courts of Appeal in West Palm Beach. 


There are four Broward County Courthouses. The Central Courthouse, North Regional Courthouse, South Regional Courthouse, and West Regional Courthouse are collectively referred to as “the “Broward County Courthouses.” 


The Broward Court System has a total of  90 judges and 11 magistrates. The Chief Judge, Jack Tuter, was first elected in 2017. 


Main Courthouse

201 S.E. 6th Street,

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


North Regional Courthouse

1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard,

Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442


South Regional Courthouse

3550 Hollywood Boulevard,

Hollywood, Florida 33021


West Regional Courthouse

100 North Pine Island Road,

Plantation, Florida 33324


Cases handled in Court from Coconut Creek

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Coconut Creek, these types of cases are held at the North Regional Courthouse


Broward’s Main Courthouse handles many types of cases, including: circuit civil, county appeal, felonies, county civil, county criminal, domestic violence, misdemeanor and felony mental health and drug court, unified family court, probate and guardianship, foreclosures, juvenile delinquency, dependency and traffic cases. 


Rossen Law Firm defends misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including: DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, petit and grand theft, fraud,  trespassing, domestic violence injunctions, drug possession and trafficking, burglary, robbery, criminal mischief and sex crimes


Coconut Creek Jails or Detention Centers

The Broward Sheriff’s Office manages 4 different jails:

Main Jail Bureau
555 SE 1st Ave,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Joseph V. Conte Facility
1351 NW 27th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069


North Broward Bureau
1550 NW 30th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Paul Rein Detention Facility
2421 NW 16 Street,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Coconut Creek City Commission Information

Coconut Creek’s city government includes Mayor Lou Sarbone and 4 city commissioners: Joshua Rydell, Becky Tooley, Mikkie Belvedere and Sandra Welch. Coconut Creek’s City manager is Karen Brooks.

Coconut Creek City Hall

4800 Copans Road

Coconut Creek, Florida 33063


City Clerk: Leslie Wallace May
Phone: 954-973-6774
Email: [email protected]

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