Polk County, Florida is located in central Florida and has a population over 500,000. The largest city in the county is Lakeland, home to Publix supermarkets. Law enforcement in Polk county wrote just shy of 80,000 moving violations last year. Most of these citations were for unlawful speed, and half of those tickets were written by the Florida Highway Patrol. Other than speeding tickets, police in Polk County wrote over 10,000 red light tickets and over 5,000 careless driving citations.
Deputies, police officers, and Florida Highway Patrol troopers wrote almost 20,000 criminal violations last year. Not unlike other Florida counties, sixty-seven percent of all criminal violations written last year were for no valid driver’s license in violation of Florida Statute 322.03 or driving while license suspended in violation of Florida Statute 322.34. Law enforcement in Polk County also arrested 1691 motorists for driving under the influence (DUI). There are several city police departments in Polk County, including Auburndale, Bartow, Cypress, Davenport, Dundee, Eaglelake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lakeland, Lakewales, Mulberry, and Winter Haven.
Have you or someone you know been arrested for DUI (Drunk Driving) in Polk County? If so, please visit our other website dedeciated to Polk County DUI arrests. Our attorneys will work with you to help save your drivers’ license and fight the criminal case. If you have any questions at all, please call our office today.
Polk County is part of Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit and has 10 County Court Judges sitting in their civil or criminal capacity. Polk county still has their hearing officer program, a program used to assist the County Court Judges efficiently handle traffic tickets. This program is alive and well in the entire Circuit and these hearing officers listen to all infraction hearings, except those involing personal injury, serious bodily injury, or fatalities.
We represent people arrested for charged with any violation in Polk County or any of the unincorporated areas including Babson Park, Brewster, Combee Settlement, Crooked Lake Park, Crystal Lake, Cypress Gardens, Fussels Corner, Gibsonia, Highland City, Homeland, Imwood, Jan Phyl Village, Kathleen, Lakeland Heights, Loughman, Medulla, Nalcrest, Pittsburg, Poinciana, Wahneta, Waverly, Willow Oak and Winston.