Plantation, Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

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Plantation is a city located on the southeast coast of Broward County, Florida, with a population of 94,288 people.


Plantation has an overall crime rate of 32 per 1,000 residents. The city averages 3 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With a yearly average of 242 violent crimes and 2,740 property crimes, the city sees a total of 2,982 crimes.


Plantation Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Plantation Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 1
  • Rape: 15
  • Robbery: 83
  • Assault: 140
  • Burglary: 265
  • Theft: 2,172
  • Grand Theft Auto: 269









The total crime index for Plantation is 2,945. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 11%. The crime rate was 3,287 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 12% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Plantation, click here

Why you need a Plantation Criminal Attorney

Plantation Police Department exercises jurisdiction within city limits, Broward County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction outside of those limits. With the two departments working in conjunction, it is important for someone who has been arrested for or charged with a crime to hire an attorney experienced with criminal law.


The best thing is to hire a criminal attorney with experience with Plantation Police and BSO. Rossen Law Firm’s award-winning attorneys have worked with both the Plantation Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to resolve hundreds of cases in the best interest of our clients. When hired, our attorneys look at everything the police did during their investigation and we conduct our own investigation of their actions. We look at whether what they did was legal, if they antagonized the situation in any way, whether there was just a simple misunderstanding, and more to find out how we can get our client the best possible outcome


Call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to set up a free strategy session with our attorneys, so we can get started on figuring out how to fight your case. 

Plantation, Florida Law Enforcement

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Plantation Police Department

Plantation Police Department

Within the city limits of Plantation, the Plantation Police Department has jurisdiction. 


The department has 172 sworn officers, 92 full-time and 4 part-time civilians who are dedicated to the principles of community policing. Despite the size of the department, body-worn cameras have yet to be implemented, and very few officers have in-car cameras. 


The Plantation Police Department offers numerous community programs and has a full-time Victim Advocate/ Juvenile Counselor to provide assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The department’s Citizen's Police Academy creates a partnership between the public and the Police Department, as well as promotes an interest in youth looking to learn more about law enforcement. The Academy is a free 8-week course open to anyone over 13 years of age and has an affiliation with the city of Plantation and includes a K-9 demonstration, firearms safety and tour of the range, information on gangs and organized crime, crime scene investigation and forensics, participation in a D.U.I scenario, and other activities. 


Additionally, the Plantation Police Department offers several crime prevention programs, including a Trespass Program, Neighborhood Watch Program, Shoplifting Program, Child Identification Program, and Operation Identification.


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Plantation Police Department

 400 NW 73rd Avenue 

 Plantation, Florida 33317 


Phone: 954-797-2200

Police Chief: W. Howard Harrison


Sheriff’s Office for Plantation 

Outside the city limits of Plantation, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles incidents and offers support to the area.


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

Visit the Broward Sheriff’s Office website to learn more about their special units.


Plantation Court System

Plantation 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 3332


Cases handled in Court from Plantation

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Plantation, these types of cases are held at the West 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. 


Plantation 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

Plantation City Commission Information

Plantation’s city government includes Mayor Lynn Stoner and 4 city Council members: Erik Anderson, Denise Horland, Ron Jacobs, and Nick Sortal. Plantation’s Chief Administrative Officer is Jason Nunemaker.

Plantation City Hall

400 NW 73rd Avenue

Plantation, Florida 33317


City Clerk: Susan Slattery
Phone: 954-797-2237
Email: [email protected]

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