The Office of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit accepts electronic service at MailProcessingStaff@sao13th.com in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Procedure 2.516Read More
The Florida State Courts System has been working on automating the process for filing court documents for many years. In 2008, the Legislature supported these efforts by mandating a transition to the electronic filing.Read More
I applaud Governor Scott and the legislature for enacting much deserved pay raises for our sworn state law enforcement officers, as well as correctional officers. They put their lives on the line every day to keep our state safe. It is critical that our state recruit and retain the best law enforcement personnel in the country. This necessary investment in our criminal justice partners will further our shared goal - - a safer and stronger Florida.
Our community is safer and stronger thanks to Chief Eric Ward’s service. He has been a trusted colleague, partner, and friend to the State Attorney’s Office. While always maintaining the highest professional standards, he has also shown caring, compassionate leadership during his law enforcement career. On a personal level, I want to thank Chief Ward not only for his advocacy of the Tampa Police Department but his friendship during the start of my term as State Attorney. I have tremendous faith that Mayor Buckhorn’s leadership will result in finding our City’s next great police chief, and I pledge my support for that process and to the men and women of our law enforcement community as we make this transition together.
“We are pleased to work with Julianne Holt and the Public Defender's Office, as well as all stakeholders in the criminal justice system, on matters of public safety and the fair and impartial application of the law. Together, in our shared commitment to justice, fairness, and integrity, we will advance criminal justice reform in Hillsborough County.”READ MORE
The Tampa Bay Times' extensive investigative report, Why Cops Shoot, demonstrates the difficult intersection between safety, justice, and accountability when there is a police-involved shooting." - State Attorney Andrew Warren http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-more-conversations-needed-on-public-safety/2321173READ MORE
The Florida Legislature is considering significant changes to the "stand your ground'' law that will make our communities less safe and unnecessarily disrupt our criminal justice system while doing nothing to protect those who legally own guns..READ MORE
Our community has been greatly impacted by the arson at the mosque of our Islamic Society of New Tampa neighbors.READ MORE
Tampa, FL - Today, State Attorney Andrew Warren announced the conclusion of a successful 60-day Listening Tour that he launched in December during his active transition into office.READ MORE
Tampa, FL – Andrew Warren, the newly-elected State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, will not prosecute volunteers from Tampa Food Not Bombs who were arrested for trespassing for feeding the homeless earlier this year. On January 7, 2017, seven volunteers were arrested for trespass for distributing food to the homeless in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, a Tampa-owned park, without the required city permit. The seven volunteers were issued notices to appear in court before a judge, at which time the case was referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The first volunteer’s appearance was scheduled for January 18, 2017.READ MORE
Tampa, FL¬– State Attorney Andrew Warren released the following statement on the loss of Master Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sherriff Deputy Norman Lewis:READ MORE
Tampa, FL - State Attorney Andrew Warren selected accomplished prosecutor Christopher Moody to serve as the new Chief Assistant State Attorney. As Chief Assistant, Moody will supervise the 135 Assistant State Attorneys who prosecute cases on behalf of the Office.READ MORE
As State Attorney for Hillsborough County
I serve as the head of the 3rd largest prosecutor's office in Florida. Our office is integral to this community as we strive towards creating a safer place to live, work and raise our families.