Charlotte County is located on the west coast of Florida. Current population estimates place the population for the county around 152,000. Charlotte County is home to Charlotte Harbor, which is a popular vacation spot. All of the law enforcement of Charlotte County work together to actively enforce the laws. Charlotte County as whole is very proactive and has said to be very aggressive. The only municipal department is the Punta Gorda Police Department. The Punta Gorda Police Department work closely with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Florida Highway Patrol. The police department and the sheriff’s office spend their time primary dealing with criminal infractions that occur in the county and for the most part Florida Highway Patrol are responsible for traffic enforcement.
The last year alone, Florida Highway Patrol was responsible for issuing most of the 14,000 moving violations that have occurred in the county. The majority of these were issued for unlawful speed. Other citations included driving with a suspended license, driving without a valid license, as well as aggressive driving. The Florida Highway Patrol uses aircraft, speed traps and unmarked cars in attempts to issue as many traffic violations as possible. It is common in Charlotte County to see Florida Highway Patrol using motorcycles as well and also the use of speed traps is used. Charlotte County law enforcement officials have a zero tolerance policy on speeding and will use all approved speed measuring devices in hopes of catching as many speeding motorists as possible.
Have you received a criminal infarction or other charges that occurred in Charlotte County? We can help, if you call us today. The sooner you call us, the better chance you will have of being to able to defend your ticket or citation. Our number is 1-800-fight-it.
Charlotte County is part of the 20th Judicial circuit. The county seat for Charlotte County is Punta Gorda. The courthouse, sheriff’s office along with Punta Gorda Police Department all reside within Punta Gorda. The courthouse is located at 350 E. Marion Ave in Punta Gorda. The county has 2 judges who are e Judge Peter A. Bell and Judge W. Wayne Woodward.
We cover cases in all of Charolette County. This includes, Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, Cape Haze, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Park, Cleveland, Englewood, Grove City, Harbour Heights, Manasota Key, Port Charlotte, Murdock, Rotonda, and Solana.
Legal Resources For Charlotte County
- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
7474 Utilities Road. Punta Gorda, FL. ( 941) 575-5211
- Punta Gorda Police Department
1410 Tamiami Trl. Punta Gorda, Fl. ( 941) 575-5070
- Charlotte County Courthouse
118 West Olympia Ave. Punta Gorda, FL. ( 941) 697-3551