Duval County Criminal Defense Resources

Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit — The State Attorney’s Office (SAO) for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for prosecuting all crimes committed in Duval County, Clay County, and Nassau County. The office is organized by divisions, including the County Court Division, the Circuit Court Division, the Juvenile Division, and specialized divisions such as the Homicide/Major Crimes Unit, Special Assault Unit, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, Traffic Homicide Unit, Public Corruption Unit, Drug Trafficking Unit, Civil and Forfeiture Division, and DUI/Impaired Driving Unit. This page of the SAO website contains information for victims such as a guide to the criminal justice system, victim advocacy, helpful resources, and other important information.

Ed Austin Building
311 West Monroe Street
Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
(904) 255-2500

Jacksonville Bar Association — The Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA) is more than 100 years old and is currently made up of over 2,000 members. The organization’s mission is “To Build a Strong Legal Community for the 21st Century” and it has a vision of serving as the forum for the legal profession, willing to take action and try innovative ways to better serve membership and the public in facing law-related community issues. The website contains various public resources, including information about attorney conduct, Lawyer Referral Services (LRS), Jacksonville Legal Aid, and legal clinics. You can also learn about the organization’s Board of Governors, committees, sponsors, and JBA news.

1 Independent Drive
Suite 2201
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 399-4486

Florida Department of Law Enforcement — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is a Florida government agency headquartered in Tallahassee with seven Regional Operations Centers (ROCs) in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Fort Myers, and Miami. The mission of the FDLE is to “promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.” The agency’s website has information about FDLE’s priorities, budget, history, and structure. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions, sign up for various alerts, or search FDLE systems for sexual offenders, missing children, or endangered persons.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) is a consolidated law enforcement agency that is responsible for law enforcement in the city of Jacksonville as well as Duval County. JSO has a mission “to protect the lives and property of the citizens of this community, to preserve the peace and to prevent crime and disorder while constantly guarding personal liberties as prescribed by law.” This link takes you to answers to some of the agency’s most frequently asked questions. You can also find annual reports, core values, and the agency’s history on this website.

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