District Attorney Offices in Broward County, Florida

Find Broward County, Florida district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Broward County State Attorney 100 North Pine Island Road Plantation, FL

About Broward County District Attorney

The Broward County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Broward County, FL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Broward County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Broward County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Broward County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Broward County public criminal records
  • Broward County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Broward County, FL
  • Grand jury proceedings
Broward County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Broward County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Broward County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Broward County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Broward County, Florida. The evidence provided by the Broward County Police Department, Broward County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Broward County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Broward County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Broward County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Broward County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Broward County, the District Attorney, along with the Broward County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Florida law, the Office of the Broward County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level FL Court.