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Resources after a DUI Arrest in Tampa, FL

The DUI Attorneys in Tampa, FL, at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., created this list of links, addresses, and phone numbers that are frequently used.

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Links to DUI Resources

Clerk’s Office – Hillsborough County Court Record Search – Visit the website of the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 13th Judicial Circuit to find court records, indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential document images. Pursuant to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, access to all electronic and other court records is governed by the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records and Access Security Matrix.

Hillsborough County Jail Inquiry – Who’s in Jail – Arrest Records – Visit the website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to search booking records for people in the jail.

Hillsborough County Warrant Inquiry – From the website for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office you can search for outstanding warrants issued by the judges in Hillsborough County, FL.

Florida Driver License

Florida Driver’s License Check – Is Your License Valid? – Visit the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to find out whether your driver’s license is valid or not. Enter your Driver License Number or Social Security Number.

Instructions on How to Order your Florida Driving Record – Visit the FDHSMV website to find out how to obtain your driving record (abstract). Find the current status of your driver license or purchase your own driver record from any driver license office. To obtain a copy of a driving record by mail, submit the Driver License Record Request Form which includes the individual’s full name, date of birth or approximate age, social security number, Florida driver license number (if available) and the address where to send the record, along with the appropriate Driver History Records fee.

Law Enforcement Links in Florida

Check for a Florida Arrest Warrant – Visit the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) database to find warrant information in Florida that is reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) by law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Verify that a warrant is active with your local law enforcement agency or with the reporting agency.

Florida Department of Corrections – Visit the website of the Florida Department of Corrections, the country’s third largest state prison system. With a budget of $2.4 billion, the DOC manages approximately 97,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 167,000 offenders on active community supervision.

Important Links after a DUI Arrest in Tampa

Links to information on Hillsborough County Misdemeanor Judges

801 East Twiggs Street
North Annex
Tampa, Florida 33602

Hillsborough County DUI School Counterattack

4711 North Hubert
P.O. Box 151351
Tampa, FL 33684
Phone: (813) 875-6201

Office for the Bureau of Administrative Reviews in Tampa, FL

2814 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610-4479
Phone: (813) 276-5772

Law Enforcement Agencies in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office DUI Unit – Learn more about DUI Enforcement Operation 3D, a public awareness plan that is designed to enhance the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office ability to deal with problems commonly associated with motorists who drink and drive. HCSO’s DUI enforcement unit serves to encourage voluntary compliance of existing traffic laws by motorists.

Tampa Police Department DUI Unit – The Tampa Police Department makes approximately 2,400 arrests for DUI each year which is accounts for nearly one-half of the DUI arrests in Hillsborough County, FL. In fact, TPD has an entire enforcement unit dedicated to making DUI arrests.

Plant City Police Department Traffic / DUI Unit – The Plant City Police Department’s Traffic Management Unit is devoted to traffic law enforcement and traffic crash investigation. The unit strives to lower the incidents of property damage, personal injury, and death on the streets and highways. All of the DUI enforcement officers in Plant City’s traffic management unit have attended training as Traffic Homicide Investigators ranging from at-scene investigation to traffic crash reconstruction.

Temple Terrace Police Department Patrol Unit – The Temple Terrace Police Department employs more than 30 civilians in support positions and more than 50 law enforcement officers. The various units within the Temple Terrace Police Department include the patrol unit responsible for DUI enforcement efforts in Temple Terrace, FL.

University of South Florida Police Department Traffic Enforcement – Learn more about DUI enforcement efforts and sobriety checkpoints in and around the University of South Florida (USF).

Additional Resources Related to DUI Cases

Mothers Against Drunk Driving VIP in Hillsborough County – Visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website to find the schedule for upcoming sessions of the Victim Impact Panel. The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. The MADD website provides a wealth of information on drunk driving statistics. MADD statistics show that in 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). These deaths constitute 31.6 percent of the 37,261 total traffic fatalities in 2008. (Source: NHTSA, 2009). MADD website includes DUI stories, DUI consequences and DUI laws across the county.

DUI Lawyers in Florida – Visit the Lawyer Legion Directory to find lawyers in Florida, focused on drunk driving defense throughout Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas in Florida. Profiles are free for attorneys, rankings are based on objective criteria and no advertising is allowed.

Things To Do in Tampa – From dinner at Bern’s Steak House to taking a water taxi through the downtown area, find a list of fun things to do in the city.

This article was updated by Leslie M. Sammis on Friday, September 13, 2019.