Duties of the Booking Officer in the Jacksonville Jail

When you are arrested in Jacksonville, you will eventually make it to the pretrial detention facility downtown. After you arrive, you will be formally booked in the jail. The booking officer on duty has to do certain things.

1. He or she has to tell you that you have the right to a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer.

2. If you request a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville, but can’t afford to hire one, he or she has to allow you to call the Jacksonville public defender’s office.

3. If you request a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney and you can afford to hire one, he or she has to let you call that criminal lawyer.