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Criminal Defense Attorneys for Pasco County, FL

If you were accused of a misdemeanor or felony in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Polk County, then your case will be heard at the courthouse in New Port Richey or Dade City. The county jail is located between these two locations in Land O'Lakes, FL. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm to discuss the accusation.

At the Sammis Law Firm, our four attorneys are devoted exclusively to fighting criminal charges in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the Sixth Judicial Circuit. We help people arrested in New Port Richey, Port Richey, San Antonio, Zephyrihills, Land O'Lakes, Dade City, and throughout the surrounding areas.

We fight cases in front of the circuit court and county court judges that preside over cases in the judicial facilities located in New Port Richey and Dade City.

Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case.

Criminal Cases are Divided Between East Pasco and West Pasco

Pasco County is organized into two areas: East Pasco and West Pasco. Determining the separation line within the county is difficult because no easily identifiable geographical separation exists. The easiest way to determine if your case is an East or West Pasco case is by identifying the law enforcement agency involved.

If the case is being handled by an East Pasco County law enforcement agency, then it will probably be heard at the Pasco County Courthouse in Dade City at 38053 Live Oak Avenue. If the case is being handled by a West Pasco law enforcement agency, then it will probably be heard in the Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey at 7530 Little Road.

The East Pasco County Law Enforcement Agencies include:

  • the Dade City Police Department;
  • the Zephyrhills Police Department;
  • the Sheriff's Office - East Pasco; or
  • the Sheriff's Office - East Pasco Patrol Division.

The West Pasco County Cases Law Enforcement Agencies include: 

  • the New Port Richey Police Department;
  • the Port Richey Police Department;
  • the Sheriff's Office - West Pasco; or
  • the Sheriff's Office - West Pasco Patrol Division.

Types of Criminal Cases Prosecuted in Pasco County

We created this website to provide our potential clients with general information about some very specific criminal offenses under Florida law. This website also explains many of the possible defenses that can be used to fight these types of charges prosecuted in Pasco County, FL.

At the Sammis Law Firm, our lawyers represent people charged with both felony and misdemeanor crimes in Pasco County, FL, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) or drunk driving;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked (also known as a suspended license or revoked license crimes);
  • Habitual traffic offender (HTO) revocations, including filing an appeal to remove the HTO five-year revocation so that the client can get their driver's license reinstated, as well as representing someone charged with driving while HTO;
  • Domestic battery, battery, or aggravated battery;
  • Domestic violence including interference with a 911 call, child abuse, aggravated child abuse, child endangerment, stalking or violation of a domestic violence restraining order or protective order;
  • Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence or Repeat Violence;
  • Early termination of probation, community control or house arrest;
  • Seal or Expunge a Criminal Record from an arrest in Pasco County for Dade City or New Port Richey;
  • Drug Crimes including simple possession, possession with intent to sell and trafficking in a controlled substance;
  • Marijuana crimes including simple possession, possession of cannabis with intent to sell, cultivation or manufacture of cannabis, operating a marijuana grow house, to trafficking in cannabis;
  • Theft offenses including shoplifting, petit theft, grand theft, and fraud, or scheme to defraud;
  • Resolving an outstanding warrant including an arrest warrant, bench warrant, or capias for your arrest after a failure to appear or failure to comply with a Pasco County court order in Dade City or New Port Richey;
  • Extradition on a Fugitive Warrant to Pasco County in Dade City or New Port Richey, FL; or
  • Ordinance violations.

Courthouses for Criminal Cases in Pasco County, FL

Criminal cases in Pasco County will be held at either the New Port Richey or Dade City Courthouse.

Pasco County Courthouse in Dade City
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33523
Pasco County Courthouse in New Port Richey
West Pasco Judicial Center
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Dade City is the county seat of Pasco County. Other cities and towns in Pasco County including New Port Richey, Port Richey, Aripeka, Bayonet Point, Brooksville, Elfers, Crystal Springs, Holiday, Lacoochee, Richland, Ridge Manor, San Antonio, Seven Springs, Trinity, Zephyrhills, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, Land O' Lakes, Lutz and Hudson.

If you have been arrested or believe you might be for an offense in Pasco County, Florida, your criminal case will be transferred to a courthouse in New Port Richey or Dade City, Florida. Contact a lawyer experienced in handling criminal cases in Polk County, Florida.

Additional Resources:

DUI Attorneys in Pasco County - If you were arrested for DUI in Pasco County, you only have 10 days to file a request for a formal review hearing with the DMV to protect your driver's license from being suspended. Visit our DUI information centers for articles about how you can protect yourself after a DUI arrest to avoid conviction for cases involving a DUI in New Port Richey or a DUI in Dade City, FL.

Pasco County Criminal and Traffic Cases

Pasco County Clerk of Court for Criminal Cases - Click here to research your misdemeanor or felony case through the Pasco County Clerk's Office.

Pasco County Traffic Infractions - Click here to find information about any traffic ticket, infraction, or citation in Pasco County, FL.

Uniform Bond Schedule in Pasco County - Read more about the uniform bond schedule and special procedures in New Port Richey and Dade City for first appearance and emergency bond motions.

Pasco County Law Enforcement Agencies

Pasco County Sheriff's Office - The Pasco Sheriff's Office (PSO) was the first Sheriff's Office in the central Florida region to adopt a full-scale body camera program for all patrol officers that began in early 2015.

  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office in New Port Richey
8700 Citizen Drive
New Port Richey, Florida 34654
Phone Number: 727-847-5878
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Land O Lakes
20101 Central Blvd.
Land O Lakes, Florida 34639
Phone Number: 813-996-6982
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Dade City

36409 State Road 52
Dade City, Florida 33525
Phone Number: 352-518-5000

This article was last updated by on Friday, May 25, 2018.