Criminal Defense Attorney for Plant City, FL
Do you have a misdemeanor case pending in Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida? If so, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. We fight cases in the East County Criminal Divison courthouse in Plant City, FL, in Hillsborough County. Call us at (813) 250-0500 for a free, confidential consultation over the phone or in the office.
At the Sammis Law Firm, we represent clients charged with criminal offenses in Plant City, Florida, including:
- reckless driving;
- suspended license charges;
- domestic violence;
- violation of probation;
- possession of marijuana; and
- other misdemeanor offenses.
We also represent respondents served with a petition for an injunction against domestic violence. These injunction hearings are also known as “restraining orders” for no contact. Many of these hearings are held at the Plant City Court House including injunctions for domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence and stalking.
Criminal Cases in Plant City, Florida
Plant City is located in eastern Hillsborough County, just ten (10) miles west of Lakeland and twenty-four (24) miles east of the protected waters of Tampa Bay. For individuals that are arrested in the eastern part of Hillsborough County (east of Highway 301), their misdemeanor case is generally heard in the Plant City Courthouse for the County Court of Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County.
The Hillsborough County Clerk of Court office in Plant City, Florida is located at the following address:Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court in Plant City
Plant City Courthouse
302 North Michigan Avenue
Plant City, FL 33563
In Plant City, the misdemeanor probation program is located at the following address:Misdemeanor Probation in Plant City
802 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Plant City, FL 33563
County Court Judge in Plant City, Florida
For any misdemeanor case that occurs in the eastern part of Hillsborough County, including in Plant City, Bloomingdale, Seffner, Sun City Center, or Fish Hawk, Florida, then the prosecution will occur at the Plant City Courthouse. Two County Court Judges in Plant City handle these misdemeanor cases.
- In Division P, criminal cases are handled by the Honorable Art E. McNeil, a County Court Judge at the Plant City Courthouse in Courtroom 1.
- In Division X, criminal cases are handled by the Honorable Richard A. Weis, a County Court Judge at the Plant City Courthouse in Courtroom 3.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor or traffic crime in Plant City in Hillsborough County, your case will be assigned to a particular division and judge based on the first letter of your last name.
For the East County Divisions “P” and “X” in Plant City, the clerk will assign all misdemeanor offenses (including domestic violence cases) and criminal traffic offenses in which the offense occurred within the East Division boundaries to East County Criminal Divisions “P” or “X” based on the first letter of the defendant’s last name according to the following alphabetical distribution:
- DIVISION “P” – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
- DIVISION “X” – M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Additional Resources in Plant City, FL
Plant City Police Department– Full-service law enforcement agency with a staff of approximately 100 personnel including 74 sworn law enforcement officers. The Police Department in Plant City has three divisions including the Uniform Patrol, Investigative Services, and Information Services.Edward A. Duncan, Chief of Police
One Police Center Drive
P.O. Box 4709
Plant City, FL 33563-0030
Plant City Code Enforcement – Find out information about the Code Enforcement Program and Code Enforcement Board in Plant City.
DUI arrest by the Plant City Police Department – Learn more about how DUI cases are prosecuted after an arrest by a law enforcement officer with the Plant City Police Department. Other DUI cases prosecuted in Plant City can occur after an arrest by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office or the Florida Highway Patrol.
The New Courthouse in Plant City
The new Plant City Courthouse is now opened. This two story 60,000 square foot courthouse in Plant City replaced the old courthouse that was located across the street at 302 N. Michigan Avenue. The new courthouse is right next to the Plant City Service Center for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
The new courthouse includes four courtrooms which provide enough space for conducting jury selection and jury trials in criminal cases. Felony cases are not currently heard in Plant City because of lack of inmate holding facilities.
Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Plant City, FL
If you have a misdemeanor case pending in Plant City, Florida, contact an experienced Hillsborough County criminal defense lawyer at the Sammis Law Firm. Call (813) 250-0500 to discuss your case today. Our mission is to help our clients obtain the best possible result in their particular case.
Call us to find out the benefits of hiring a local attorney to help you with your case.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 11, 2018.