Criminal Defense Resources for Florida

Resources for Hernando County

FACC – Florida Association of Community Corrections –The FACC’s purpose is to provide organized probation programs to assist in identifying, promoting and developing effective programs for offenders in Florida.  Founded in 1992, it also offers public awareness and high standards of training to increase personnel professionalism.

Professional Probation Services
328 W Jefferson Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 796-8181

FCADV – Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence – An organization that aims to bring an end to family violence through public awareness campaigns, this link takes you to the homepage of The Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence.  Their primary purpose is to develop and improve public policies concerning domestic violence, supporting shelters for victims of domestic violence. 

Dawn Center of Hernando County
P.O. Box 6179
Spring Hill, FL 34611
Hotline: (352) 799-0657
Administration: (352) 684-7191

FDHSMV – Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles  – Information on the Florida point system is one of the many facts located on this link to the driver’s license page on the FDHSMV.  A dual service center is on Forest Oaks Boulevard in Spring Hill, but the branch for Brooksville driver’s license can be found at:

11319 Ponce de Leon
Brooksville, TX 34601
(352) 754-4230

FDLE Reporting Requirements for Sexual Offenders – This link is to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)’s website, which explains the requirements for reporting sex offenders in Florida.  The regional office for the FDLE is located at:

Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center
4211 North Lois Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 878-7300

Brooksville and Lakeland Field Offices – 800-226-1140

Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida – Hernando County –Circuit Courts in Florida are for juvenile, domestic violence and relations, and felony cases.  County courts deal with violations of municipal or county ordinances, traffic violations and misdemeanors.  This website link goes to the court website for Hernando County.

20 N Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-4201

Florida Department of Corrections – Supervising offenders, enforcing probation and parole terms, and assisting convicted offenders to re-enter society are just some of the responsibilities of the Florida Department of Corrections. Click this link for more information.

Tavares Circuit Office
28402 CR 561
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 742-6246

Hernando County DMV Guide – Follow this link to Hernando County’s webpage on the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles’ website, where you can get information regarding your license, certain traffic offenses, and DUI’s.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – Citizens of Hernando County rely on the office of the Hernando County Sherriff to maintain peace and order, safeguard life and property, and protect the rights of individuals. Clicking on the link will send you to answers for questions about DUI and other traffic offenses on the Sheriff’s office page.

18900 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-6830

Hernando County Youth Court – Youth offenders between the ages of 10 and 17 are referred to the teen court in Hernando County, or Youth Court.  This pretrial program is run by youth and offers juvenile offenders the chance to learn about the criminal justice system and the many opportunities for a career.  The address for the Hernando County Youth Court is located at:

20 N Main Street, Room 219
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 540-6263

Hernando County Clerk of Court – Clicking on the link opens up to the Clerk of Court’s page, where you can find information surrounding court records.  Here you can find what the Clerk of Court for Hernando County handles, including passports, marriage licenses, and the record sealing and expunging processes. 

20 N Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-4201

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – Open this link for information on one of the biggest national organizations committed to ending drunk driving.  With a financial backing of 132 billion dollars, MADD is able to help impact family and friends of those who are effected by drunk driving.  Visit their site to read more about DUI as a whole as well as information just for Florida. 

MADD of Hernando County
6361 Boxwood St
Brooksville, FL 34602
(352) 754-2474

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Drug Court Resources

Hernando County Drug Court – A non-violent drug offender may  be eligible to be rehabilitated through treatment of their underlying addiction with counseling and 12-step program in the Hernando County Drug Court.  The drug court will assist those trying to successfully complete the program, which could lead to a dismissal of drug charges. 

Alternative Courts Coordinator
20 N Main Street, Room 242
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 540-6279

Sumter County Adult Drug Court Program – The drug court program in Sumter County is a deferred adjudication program for certain nonviolent drug offenders.  It involves case management and outpatient treatment for the underlying drug addiction that caused the offense.  Successful completion of the program usually means dismissal of the drug-related charges.

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Florida Resources

2012 Florida Statutes – Educate yourself on your criminal charges within the Florida Statutes by clicking on the Online Sunshine link.  There you will find an free, easy to navigate website that will assist alleged offenders with the laws in Florida and their repercussions.

FDLE Record Sealing and Expunging FAQs – Individuals seeking to seal or expunge their criminal record should click on this link for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which leads to the FDLE record and sealing FAQ’s.  There is plenty of useful and noteworthy information for how and what the process of record sealing and expungement occurs and involves. 

Florida Auto Theft Intelligence Unit – Criminal theft investigators and other law enforcement officers are assisted by the FATIU to resolve Florida’s auto theft crimes.  Visit the site to understand the initiatives and to contact current board members concerning objectives or questions.

Florida Bar – Florida Criminal Process – Detailed information on the Florida Criminal Process is available on this link to the Florida Bar website.  Follow this link for more information on how your case will proceed through the process.

Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Licensing –Follow this link to the Division of Licensing page on the Florida Department of Agriculture’s website. The Department of agriculture is responsible for issuing licenses for firearms and other weapons, like the concealed handgun license, or CHL.

Florida Department of Children and Families – A Florida governmental department, the DCF aims to improve the lives of families and individuals by providing services and information about the protection of families.  Click the link to go to the homepage of the DCF.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – The primary state governmental agency for the juvenile justice system in Florida, the FDJJ is dedicated to the wellbeing of Florida’s youth.  They provide outreach, education, and early intervention with youth.  Click on the link to go to the FDJJ’s community resource page. 

FDOT – Florida Department of Transportation – Safe transportation is a key in Florida.  That is why the Florida Department of Transportation is there to develop and provide safe transportation systems in an attempt to decrease the number of accidents.  Visit this link to find out more about transportation options available to you in your town.

FJJA – Florida Juvenile Justice Association – One of the many resources in Florida for juveniles, the FJJA supports the approach to juvenile justice that treats Florida youth fairly.  In addition to working with Florida’s juvenile justice system, the FJJA works with at-risk youth. 

Florida Open Carry – A statewide non-profit organization, Florida Open Carry supports the right to bear arms and advocates reform for Florida’s gun and weapon laws. Visit their website to learn more information about weapon laws in Florida and their advocacy efforts.

Victim Services – Florida Department of Corrections –The Office of Community Corrections is responsible for overseeing the activities of inmates and persons on parole, including crimes committed. The Victim Services division aims to help the victims of these crimes by offering compensation, counseling, and notification on offender whereabouts.

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General Resources

AARDVARC – AARDVARC stands for An Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection and is an organization that aims to support those involved with domestic violence with resources, guidance, and support. Follow this link to their homepage, where you can find resources and other helpful information regarding domestic violence.

ATSA – Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers –The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, or ATSA, is a national organization committed to fighting sexual abuse through addressing the issues involved with effective assessment, treatment, and management for sexual abusers and at-risk persons. This is done through the sharing of research, education, learning, and evidence-based practice.

Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA) – CASA was founded in Michigan in 1992 to address the root cause of many theft cases, shoplifting addiction and kleptomania. Much like other anonymous organizations, members provide support and guidance in beating theft-related addictions.

DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration – Follow this link to a fact sheet on the DEA’s website explaining their place as a government agency. Many Florida controlled substances are also federal controlled substances that may fall under the governance of the DEA.

NA – Narcotics Anonymous – This links to the homepage of the national non-profit organization Narcotics Anonymous. Much like Alcoholic Anonymous, NA provides a system and network of individuals to support those suffering from substance abuse addictions.

National Rifle Association (NRA) –The National Rifle Association, or NRA, seeks to reform state and federal gun laws in order to protect and American’s right to bear arms. In addition to pursuing legislation reform, the NRA also provides education and training to gun owners in the United States.

NCVC – National Center for Victims of Crime – The National Center for Victims of Crime, or NCVC, endeavors to help crime victims through providing pertinent information like brochures on the criminal justice system. It also aims to help individuals, families, and communities who have been affected or impacted by violent crime.

NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – NORML is a leading national organization dedicated to changing public opinion about and decriminalizing marijuana. Their website has in-depth information about the benefits of marijuana, marijuana as a crime, and each state’s treatment of marijuana as a prescription or illicit drug.