As a defense attorney I believe that the most important thing available to a client is information. Now, a good criminal defense attorney should be in constant contact with his or her clients, updating them on their cases. However, anybody accused of a crime, or anybody who knows someone accused of a crime, should be able to access information themselves. In this age of information, here are some helpful websites that may be able to answer your questions.
I handle cases from Miramar all the way up to Deerfield Beach, from Fort Lauderdale all the way west to Sunrise. Broward County uses a different system than Miami-Dade. It is actually a more simple database that allows you to look up all types of criminal cases, including non-criminal traffic tickets, and criminal traffic offenses all on one webpage. All you need is the accused person's case or citation number, name, and date of birth in order to access the Broward Clerk of Court's website.