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Booking Procedures in Broward County, FL

To comply with Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.130(a), the courts must assure that every arrested person has a magistrate hearing within twenty-four (24) hours of their arrest. 

For this reason, the courts in Broward County have set up procedures to make sure that all persons arrested, by any law enforcement agency within Broward County, shall be transported and booked in the Broward County Jail system and transported to the Broward County Main Jail within two (2) hours of their arrest.

In DUI cases which require additional processing, the person arrested for DUI shall be transported and booked within three (3) hours. The court intended the order to be procedural in nature only and not substantive as to the law or legal right of any person or party. 

Procedures after an Arrest in Broward County, FL

The Broward Sheriff’s Office shall accept all arrestees for booking at the time they are presented for booking. The Broward Sheriff’s Office shall document and note on the booking sheet the time of arrest, time of arrival of the arrestee for booking, the actual time of booking as well as the time of arrival at the main jail of all arrestees.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Main Jail is located at 555 SE 1st Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale. The Main Jail is maximum security facility next to the Broward County Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Suspects are taken to the Central Intake Bureau for booking. The arresting officer will complete the booking process at BSO by filling out the necessary paperwork. 

Administrative Orders for Booking Procedures in Broward County, FL

The Chief Judge in the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Broward County signed an Administrative Order Number III-92-F-1A in the courthouse chambers in Fort Lauderdale on September 25, 1992. The administrative order was signed pursuant to Rule 2.050 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. 


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