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Hillsborough County Jail

If you have a friend or family member being held at the jail in Hillsborough County, FL, you can contact an attorney to request that the attorney visit them for a free consultation. 

The criminal defense attorneys at Sammis Law Firm set up a same-day meeting with inmates at one either of the jails in Hillsborough County, FL, including:

  • Orient Road Jail located at 1201 Orient Road; or
  • Falkenburg Road Jail located at 520 N Falkenburg Road.

Both jails are managed by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). During the COVID-19 pandemic, the jail is allowing private attorneys to set up remote video conferences that can be scheduled online free of charge. 

Attorneys schedule the remote video conference with their client using HCSO Visitation Scheduling through https://hcsovisit.com. Professional visits are NOT subject to recording.

The public can also set up remote video conferences although there is a charge for that service.

We often meet with clients who are being held on:

  • no bond until after the first appearance for charges such as domestic violence battery;
  • no bond because of a violation of probation or pre-trial release;
  • charges with a very high bond who need an attorney to file a motion to reduce bond.

The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 health crisis has made it easier to set up these types of remote video conferences between an attorney and a client. More confidential face to face visits can also be scheduled with permission from the jail.

Attorney for Inmates at the Hillsborough County Jail in Florida

If your loved one is being held at a jail in Hillsborough County on Orient Road our Falkenburg Road, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

Our four attorneys focus exclusively on criminal defense for both felony and misdemeanor cases in Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas in the greater Tampa Bay Area.

If you would like us to meet with someone at the jail because they need to retain an attorney, then call us to discuss the case. Attorneys at Sammis Law Firm can easily set up a remote video conference for a visit with an inmate if a family member makes the request on their behalf.

The remote video conference can often be set up the same day.

Call 813-250-0500. 

HCSO Search Arrest Inquiry Database

Visit the website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to find a database that lists people currently in the jail at Orient Road Jail or Falkenburg Road Jail.

Click here: HCSO Search Arrest Inquiry

The HCSO Jail Management System uses a search feature that is open to the public. Even after a person’s release from the jail, the information will remain on the website for another 90 days (although authorized members continue to have access to the information after the 90 day period).

Criminal defense attorneys have full access to the arrest inquiry database.

The search features open to the public including information on the pending charges that caused the detention, the amount required to bond out of custody, and the mug shot and booking photo.

The search features allow you to search by the inmate’s name or booking number, booking date, or release date. You can limit your search to current inmates only or sort by booking date, or booking number.

Keep in mind that the fact that a person was arrested does not mean that the inmate has been convicted of a crime. The information on the arrest inquiry database is updated every 30 minutes.

The database will tell you whether the inmate is currently being housed at the jail on Orient Road or Faulkenburg Road.

HCSO’s Orient Road Jail

The Orient Road Jail is the primary receiving facility in Hillsborough County. Serving more than 27 different law enforcement agencies, the Orient Road Jail is the primary receiving facility in Hillsborough County, FL. Inmates at the Orient Road jail are booked, processed, and detained.

For juveniles being detained in Hillsborough County, the Orient Road jail furnishes the secure component of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC). 

The units found at the Orient Road Jail include:

  • Central Booking
  • Central Breath Testing Unit
  • Juvenile Assessment Center
  • Inmate Property
  • Inmate Records and Classification
  • Intake and Housing Operations

The Detention Programs Bureau at the Orient Road Jail is comprised of:

  • Adult Education
  • Criminal Registration Unit
  • Hillsborough Re-Entry Center
  • House Arrest
  • Inmate Treatment and Intervention Services
  • Misdemeanor Probation
  • Religious Services

HCSO’s Faulkenburg Road Jail

Covering more than 142 acres, the Falkenburg Road Jail is one of the largest facilities in the United States. The jail is rated for a capacity of 3,300 inmates, Eligible inmates are offered vocational and education programs including:

  • culinary arts
  • domestic violence
  • GED
  • sewing
  • substance abuse

The onsite Video Visitation Center at Faulkenburg Road Jail serves inmates at both facilities. Meals, commissary services, and medical services are provided by third-party contractors.

Additional Resources

FDLE’s Statewide Criminal History – To find information about criminal history records on a statewide basis, visit the website of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office – The website also provides ways to lookup information on inmates at the Hillsborough County Jail or find outstanding warrants. HCSO employs several attorneys that work for the agency. In the legal section, the Chief Legal Counsel for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is April Kirsheman who is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. 

This article was last updated on Friday, August 24, 2020.