After a Florida Juvenile Arrest…Where is my child?

If your child has been picked up and arrested due to a Florida criminal charge, the authorities will not transport him or her to an adult jail - instead they will likely take them to a facility designated by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The following is a helpful chart so that you can be better aware of where your child may be headed.

ALACHUA COUNTY (Gainesville)
Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center
3440 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville FL 32609
PHONE: 352-955-2105

MARION COUNTY (Ocala, The Villages)
Marion County Juvenile Detention Center
3040 NW 10th Street, Ocala, FL 34475
PHONE: 352-732-1450

CITRUS COUNTY (Inverness, Crystal River)
Citrus County Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center
2855 W. Woodland Ridge Drive
Lecanto, FL 34461
PHONE:352-527-3091

HERNANDO COUNTY (Spring Hill, Brooksville)
***Hernando County does not have a facility that meets the criterion for housing by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Therefore, all defendants are transported to Ocala, FL, to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center***
Marion County Juvenile Detention Center
3040 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475
PHONE: 352-732-1450

PASCO COUNTY (New Port Richey, Dade City)
Pasco County Juvenile Justice Detention Center
28534 State Road 52
San Antonio, FL 33576
PHONE: 352-588-5900

PINELLAS COUNTY (St. Petersburg, Clearwater)
Pinellas County Regional Juvenile Detention Center
5255 140h Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 33760
PHONE: 727-538-7100

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Tampa)
Hillsborough County Regional Juvenile Detention Center
3948 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614
PHONE: 813-871-7650

The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton has offices in Tampa, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Bushnell, Inverness, Ocala and Gainesville. Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to defend your child throughout the following Florida communities: Alachua County, Citrus County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Lake County, Levy County, Marion County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Sumter County, Brooksville, Crystal River, The Villages, Bronson, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Bartow, Dade City, Hudson, Trinity and Holiday.

If your child, your nephew/niece, grandchild or a friend's child has been charged with a Juvenile crime in Florida, call Juvenile Criminal Lawyer Jason M. Melton today 866-508-5529.