MODIFIED LEGAL VISITS
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
UPDATED HCSO Attorney Visit Hours
Monday – Friday
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM EST
Legal visits may be conducted as follows:
-  NOTE: In person Attorney/Professional visits are now being accepted in Booking effective Monday February 14th. Facial masks are mandatory and temperatures will be taken prior to entering the facility.
In addition to the in person visits, we are still accepting video visitation to include inmate access to a private sound booth for the inmates’ use during the video visitation.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding over the last several months.
Upon arrival, all attorneys must properly identify themselves by presenting a valid government issued photo ID indicating their date of their birth along with their Florida Bar Card. Acceptable forms of identification include:
A valid driver's license, state identification or governmental agency issued photo identification. Face masks are required and social distancing will be in effect.
For an attorney to have privileged communications with inmates they must apply as a user on SmartJailMail.com. The attorney will need to select “ATTORNEY” as the relationship and will be redirected to a new screen with instructions for uploading documents prior to submitting the application. If an attorney is already registered as a public user, they will need to set up a separate account to connect as a privileged user. Once the attorney is approved, they will be able to have privileged communication for that inmate. The attorney will have to do the same process for each inmate they want to connect with. Each message costs 50 cents. Below are the instructions an attorney will see when they select “ATTORNEY”:
You must be pre-approved for privileged communications with inmates. You will need two documents, one document or photo of your identification and one photo of your BAR Card.
•A valid State Identification card, Drivers license card, U.S. Military Identification card, valid passport/visa, or Alien Registration card can be used.
•You can take a photo of your ID and BAR card right from your PC (provided it has a camera) or upload a copy in a pdf or jpg file format.
•These images will be added to your online account and will be submitted to the correctional facility for approval by the county. You will be notified via email when your request has been approved.