The General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Sheriff, Sheriff’s Office command staff, and employees in a variety of legal areas, including (but not limited to) the duties, responsibilities, and authority of the Sheriff; criminal law; constitutional law; public records law; and labor and employment law. The General Counsel also conducts forfeiture litigation, reviews and drafts contracts policy, and mutual aid agreements, and provides legal updates for the agency.  The General Counsel is not a legal advisor for the General Public. If you are in need of a lawyer, you may refer to the Florida Bar –