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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Warrant

What happens if you have an outstanding warrant with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Offic (HCSO)? You can search for warrants on the HSCO website or the website of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Keep in mind that HCSO might not immediately publish the warrant information on its website. Instead, the officer might hold the information for several days or weeks while officers attempt to serve the warrant. When the HCSO warrant is being held, it is sometimes called a "pocket warrant."

If the warrant was issued in error, your attorney might be able to petition the court to quash or set aside the warrant. The court might also set aside a failure to appear capias if the proper request is made in court.

If you find out that you have an active arrest warrant, then act quickly. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you decide the best way to resolve the warrant and the underlying criminal charge.

Attorneys for a DUI involving HCSO

The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, FL, represent clients arrested for DUI or other criminal offenses after an investigation by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (often called "HCSO").

We also help clients who have an outstanding warrant for their arrest because of a failure to appear in court, an extradition case, or a violation of probation.

For the past ten years, our offices have been located at the same location in downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County, FL. We recently opened a second office in New Port Richey in Pasco County, FL.

If you have a pending case or find out that you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest in Hillsborough County, then you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Call 813-250-0500.

Failure to Appear Warrants in Hillsborough County, FL

If you missed a court date, the court might issue a "no bond" failure to appear warrant. Don't just wait for the warrant to be entered into the system. Instead, hire an attorney to schedule an emergency hearing to surrender in front of the judge that issued the warrant so that you ask the judge to withdraw, quash or set aside the warrant.

Especially when the court understands the reason that you missed the court date, the court can just withdraw the warrant and put your case back on the docket. Your criminal defense attorney can help you resolve the underlying case on the best possible terms as you fight to have all of the charges dropped or dismissed.

Hillsborough County has designed a system for electronic warrants which can be issued much faster than the traditional paper warrant. Having an attorney familiar with the procedures used for electronic warrants and fugitive warrants in this county is particularly important.

Officers at HCSO also access information through the HCSO Intranet Dashboard or HCSO Reporting Portal.

Educational Videos Produced by HCSO on Warrants

Who is the current sheriff of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ("HCSO")?  The chief law enforcement officer of HCSO is Sheriff Chad Chronister. Sheriff Chronister was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on September 30, 2017, to fill the position after David Gee retired.

You can also watch videos on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) YouTube channel, including informational videos about:

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire 200 women for jobs with HCSO. Currently, only 19% of the officers are female. As more and more women pursue an education in criminal justice, HCSO is starting to hire more of these qualified women as deputies.

Watch the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recruitment video explaining career opportunities and ways to apply for a job at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on YouTube. 

Important Phone Numbers for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Operations Center

Historic Ybor City in the City of Tampa, Florida
2008 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL
Phone Number: (813) 247-8000 (Main Switchboard)
Visit the Ybor City HSCO Operation Center to obtain copies of police reports
Communications Center
(Non-Emergency Number)
Phone Number: 813-247-8200

General mailing address for HCSO
P.O. Box 3371
Tampa, FL 33601

District I

District One (1) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
14102 N. 20th Street
Tampa, FL 33613
Phone Number: 813-247-0600

District II

District Two (2) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
2310 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone Number: 813-247-8560

District III

District Three (3) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
7202 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33625
Phone Number: 813-247-0330

District IV

District Four (4) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
508 33rd Street SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
Phone Number: 813-247-0455

Jail Division I

Orient Road Jail - HCSO
1201 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone Number: 813-247-8371

Jail Division II

Falkenburg Road Jail - HSCO
520 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone Number: 813-247-0234

Work Release Center - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

1801 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone Number: 813-247-8993

Additional Resources about HCSO

Wikipedia Page for Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office - Visit Wikipedia to learn more about HCSO including the number of civilian and law enforcement officers employed in this county. Also find information about the fugitive and extradition warrants issued by local law enforcement agencies in Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. The website provides information about the county jail on Falkenburg and Orient Road.

Clerk of the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County - Visit the Clerk of Court website to find information about pending and closed criminal cases and court records in civil and family law cases. Find the docket for cases in which a warrant was issued after a failure to appear in court. You can also find information about cases that were opened after a direct file information was filed by the State Attorney's Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa.

TampaGov.net - Information for city residents, visitors and new businesses - Find information about the City of Tampa on the city's official website which provides information about the Tampa Police Department.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Warrants Public Inquiry - Has a warrant been issued for your arrest in Hillsborough County? After a direct file investigation, the State Attorney's Office may issue a warrant for your arrest. Additionally, the judge may sign a warrant for your arrest after your probation officer files an affidavit alleging that you violated probation. You can conduct a warrant inquiry on the HCSO website.

Inmate Search at the Jails in Hillsborough County  - After an arrest search by the inmate's name, booking number, race, sex, date of birth, booking date or release date. You can limit your search to current inmates only or search for inmates during a particular time period. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office maintains two jails, one on Orient Road and another on Faulkenburg Road. HCSO has launched a new web page that contains up-to-date information about an arrest inquiry to find inmates being held at the jail or a warrants inquiry.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 12, 2019.