COOPER CITY, FLORIDA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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Cooper City is located in southwestern Broward County, Florida. The city has the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area to the west, and Florida beaches to the east. Cooper City is a community of about 35,853 people.
Cooper City has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents. The city averages only 1 violent crime per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With a yearly average of 38 violent crimes and 446 property crimes, the city sees a total of 484 crimes.
Cooper City Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Cooper City Average Annual Crime Rates
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The total crime index for Cooper City is 469. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 16%. The crime rate was 1,383 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 16.5% decrease from 2017.
To see a crime map of Cooper City, click here.
Why you need a Cooper City, Florida Criminal & DUI Defense Attorney
Cooper City, in southwestern Broward County, works only with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and does not have their own local police department.
As a result, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) has a larger number of resources dedicated to “fighting crime,” including:
- K9 unit,
- DUI Unit,
- Bomb Squad, and more.
In order to successfully argue your side in a criminal case, you need a defense attorney willing to conduct their own investigation of what the police did, what other witnesses may have said or seen, and who will find out how prosecutors are willing to work with you on your case.
General lawyers won’t work as diligently to discover all of these sides, so it’s important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Attorneys Adam Rossen and Manny Serra at Rossen Law Firm have plenty of prior experience working with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. They’ve spent years fighting for their clients while building rapport with judges, police officers, and prosecutors along the way.
Having a reputable and experienced criminal defense attorney can help you and your case immensely, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to schedule a free strategy session today.
- Click here to see how we fought a Violation of No Contact Order charge in Cooper City and got the case dismissed.
Cooper City, Florida Law Enforcement
Cooper City Florida Police Department
Cooper City no longer has its own police department, as the city’s fire and police departments merged with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in 2004.
If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Cooper City, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sheriff’s Office for Cooper City, Florida
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The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement services, fire rescue, and code- compliance services for Cooper City. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.
BSO’s Cooper City district has numerous law enforcement positions, community service aides, crime scene investigation aides and code enforcement. Each of the city’s five public schools is staffed with a full-time BSO School Resource Deputy. Additionally, the Cooper City District has two K-9 deputies, a Traffic Enforcement Unit and a Crime Suppression Unit. The district also offers services including an adolescent gun-safety program, and a free microchip service for cats and dogs about twice a year.
Broward Sheriff’s Office District 16 - Cooper City
10580 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 435-2000
Captain: Robert Cates
Email: [email protected]
Lt. Jeffrey Tozzie
Outside of Cooper City, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Cooper City district.
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
Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Unit
BSO handles the issue of Driving Under the Influence with the DUI Unit, which incorporates the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT), and BAT Video. The DUI Task Force works to identify and apprehend impaired drivers and boaters, as well as assisting other law enforcement agencies and promotes support groups including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). BAT centers use the Intoxilyzer 8000 to test for evidence of alcohol and provide technical support during the processing of arrestees, while BAT Video staff collect video footage of offenders and trains Florida prosecutors on issues regarding forensic breath alcohol testing.
BSO’s DUI Unit includes:
- Yvette Washington
- Joshua Sapp
- Brittany Armstrong
- Sean Strazalkowski
- Steven Serphos
To learn more about Broward’s sheriff’s special units, visit BSO's website.
Cooper City Court System
Cooper City 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.
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 Cooper City
Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Cooper City, these types of cases are held at the South Regional Courthouse.
Broward Courts handle 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.
Cooper City 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
Cooper City’s City Hall Information
Cooper City’s government includes Mayor Greg Ross, 4 City Commissioners and the City Manager Joseph Napoli. City departments include the City Clerk’s office, building, finance, public works, public safety and recreation departments.
9090 SW 50th Place,
Cooper City, FL 33328
City Clerk: Kathryn Sims
Phone: 954-434-4300 Ext. #291
Email: [email protected]