LAUDERDALE LAKES: Area Served by South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

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Lauderdale Lakes is considered a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and is located in Broward County. The last estimate of Lauderdale Lakes’ population in 2018 was approximately 36,324 people.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Lauderdale Lakes is approximately 312. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Property crimes include burglary, theft, and grand theft auto. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes in Lauderdale Lakes to approximately 1,521. According to some sources, Lauderdale Lakes has a higher crime rate than 87% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes. In addition to this, found Lauderdale Lakes to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in which to live in the U.S.


Lauderdale Lakes Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Lauderdale Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 2
  • Rape: 21
  • Robbery: 92
  • Assault: 197
  • Burglary: 154
  • Theft: 890
  • Grand Theft Auto: 165

The total crime index for Lauderdale Lakes is 1,521. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 8%. The crime rate was 4,170 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 11% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Lauderdale Lakes, click here


Why you need a Lauderdale Lakes Criminal Attorney

Lauderdale Lakes sees its fair share of crime within city limits. The city works with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to control and monitor crimes in the city. 

Someone facing prosecution for a crime needs an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side to argue all possible legal arguments in their case. Rossen Law Firm’s attorneys have worked with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office to negotiate plea deals and diversion programs to give our clients the best possible resolution of their case. 


A general practicing attorney won’t have the same experience or knowledge of the criminal courts and its judges to provide the best defense possible, or know what questions to ask in a police officer’s deposition to get answers that can be used for the defense’s advantage. 


Rossen Law Firm works tirelessly to get those answers to make the best arguments for our clients. To set up a free strategy session, call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499. 


Lauderdale Lakes Law Enforcement

Lauderdale Lakes Broward Sheriff's Office - if charged with a crime get a Lauderdale Lakes Criminal Defense Attorney
Lauderdale Lakes BSO District

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department

Lauderdale Lakes no longer has its own police department, as the Broward Sheriff's office entered a contract to provide the city’s law enforcement services in 1978.  Almost 3 decades later, in 2003, BSO began providing Lauderdale Lakes’ fire rescue services. 


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Sheriff’s Office for Lauderdale Lakes

The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement and fire rescue services for Lauderdale Lakes. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.


In 2011, BSO's Central Broward District and Lauderdale Lakes District decided to merge to create a new regional services model. The combined district includes a captain, 3 lieutenants, 10 sergeants, and 62 deputy sheriff positions throughout the region.


Broward Sheriff’s Office District 4 - Lauderdale Lakes

4300 Northwest 36 Street

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319


Phone: (954) 497-1646

Captain: Shawn Enser

Email: [email protected]

Lieutenant: Steve Santiago


Outside of Lauderdale Lakes, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Lauderdale Lakes district by providing communication and dispatch services. 


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 Task Force

The Broward Sheriff’s Office contains a DUI Unit that specializes in the control and prevention of driving under the influence of Alcohol and Drugs. This specialized unit possesses three separate divisions that include the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (also known as BAT), and BAT Video. Within each division there are specially trained deputies who work together to enforce DUI Laws, process individuals who are arrested for DUIs, and aim to increase the knowledge surrounding the issues that arise when one drives under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


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.

Lauderdale Lakes Court System

Lauderdale Lakes 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 Lauderdale Lakes 

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. 


Lauderdale Lakes 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

Lauderdale Lakes City Commission Information

Lauderdale Lakes’ city government includes Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers and 4 city commissioners:   Veronica Edward Phillips, Beverly Williams, Marilyn Davis and Sandra Davey. Lauderdale Lakes’ City manager is Phil Alleyne.

Lauderdale Lakes City Commission

4300 NW 36th Street

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319


City Clerk: Venice Howard
Phone: 954-535-2707
Email: [email protected]

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