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Jefferson County Florida - FYFST

Jefferson County

Jefferson County is the only county in the state of Florida that has 2 out of state bordering neighbors. Jefferson county lies on the border of Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico. The county is pretty small with a population around 14,000. The three main law enforcement agencies for this county are the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and the Monticello Police Department. The county is very proactive and have a zero tolerance in effect for motorists who do not obey the posted speed limits. Last year around 4,800 violations were issued, with most of these being for unlawful speed.


Florida Highway Patrol uses all approved speed measuring devices in Jefferson County. These can include some of the following, laser and radar guns, speed traps, aircraft, marked and unmarked cars and pacing. The three agencies are also very aggressive when it comes to issuing criminal citations in the county. These can sometimes include driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, or driving without a valid license.


Our team of experienced lawyers have been handling cases that have occurred in Jefferson County for quite some time now. We have become very familiar with the county’s only judge, who is Judge Robert Plaines. If you need to services of an experienced lawyer, please call our offices today at 1-800-fight-it and speak to us. Each case is different, so please call now so we can discuss the facts of your case.


Jefferson County is part of the 2nd Judicial circuit and the county seat is Monticello. The courthouse, sheriff’s office and police departments are all located within the city of Monticello.


We can help with your legal matters in the following areas, Monticello, Alma, Ashville, Aucilla, Capps, Casa Blanco, Cody, Dills, Drifton, Fanlew, Festus, Fincher, Jarrott, Lamont, Limestone, Lloyd, Lois, Montivilla, Nash, Thomas City, Wacissa, and Waukeenah.


Legal Resources For Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

171 Industrial Park. Monticello, FL. (850) 997-2023

  • Jefferson County Courthouse

1 Courthouse Circle. Monticello, FL. (850) 342-0218

  • Monticello Police Department
  • 195 South Mulberry Street. Monticello, FL (850) 342-0150
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