About Hollywood, FL
Hollywood Florida is a small city in Broward County situated between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. This charming oceanside community has been around since the 1920s and is known for its white sandy beaches, eco-friendly culture, cafes and restaurants, and culturally vibrant downtown district.
Exploring Hollywood is easy — you can take a water taxi, hop on a trolley, or rent a bike.
In the heart of the city is the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, a brick-paved promenade that stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Populated with hotels, resorts and inns (most notably Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort) and featuring a variety of restaurants, the Boardwalk is at the center of it all. Locals and visitors alike enjoy strolling, bicycling, rollerblading and jogging on this thoroughfare.
The Broadwalk has received numerous accolades through the years including:
- “Best Beach Broadwalk” in 2010 by Travel + Leisure
- “Top 10 Nostalgic Promenades” by USA Today
- One of the “Best Beaches for families” by Fodor
Hollywood, FL Downtown Attractions
Just minutes from the beach is Hollywood’s downtown district which offers a variety of activities for families and boasts rich cultural art and live music scene. Walking down Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, you’ll find numerous sidewalk cafes, art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and bars.
Downtown Hollywood is also a haven for nature lovers. The Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park is one of the largest urban parks in Florida. The nature center complex is a 1,500-acre coastal mangrove wetland, home to a wide variety of plants and animals, some of which are threatened and endangered species.
Visitors can kayak, canoe, or paddleboard; catch a glimpse of the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium; or take the elevator or stairs to the top of the 68-foot observation tower for a great aerial view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Another outdoor attraction is Arts Park Young Circle, a 10 acre park located at US 1and Hollywood Boulevard. Many recreational activities are offered including glassblowing workshops, jewelry making classes, art classes, movie night, and other special events.
When the sun goes down, there are plenty of options for a fun night on the town including indulging in international cuisine, live music, and cocktails. For sushi and live musical entertainment, people head to Sushi Blues Cafe on Harrison Street. For cocktails and Latin dancing, Spice Resto Lounge is the place to be.
Crime in Hollywood, FL
The Hollywood, FL Police Department protects and serves 145,629 residents in 27 square miles of the municipality of Hollywood.
When someone is arrested and charged with a crime, they will be prosecuted in a courthouse in the county seat of Fort Lauderdale. A satellite office in Hollywood also hears cases. (South Regional Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, Fl. 33021)
Most Common Crimes in Hollywood By Zip Code
Geographic information services provider Esri compiled data on crime rates in zip codes across Broward County. Also included were the crime indexes for each area.
The average index across Broward County is 122, meaning that areas with an index higher than 100 are more likely than average to have more crime. For example, an index of 244 means it is twice as likely that a crime will occur in that area.
Here are the results for the top 3 crimes committed in Hollywood by zip code along with the corresponding crime index
33019: Burglary, Larceny, Rape (111 index)
33020: Robbery, Motor Vehicle Theft, Murder (212 crime index)
33021: Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft (140 crime index)
33023: Burglary, Robbery, Assault (131 crime index)
33024: Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft (126 crime index)
Aggressive Legal Representation for the Criminally Accused in Hollywood, FL
If you are being investigated for involvement in criminal activity or have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. The consequences of being found guilty can impact every aspect of your life. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is an important first step towards taking control of the situation.
Leah Mayersohn has dedicated her practice solely to defending the rights of the accused in Hollywood, FL and throughout Broward County.
She can help you fully understand the scope of the charges against you and advise you of your legal options. Ms. Mayersohn relies on over 20 years of experience to deliver the best possible outcome for her clients. You can count on her to aggressively attack the State’s case from every possible angle.
Call Today 954-400-5000 to Schedule a Free Consultation
Time is of the essence in a criminal case. If you involve Ms. Mayersohn early in the process, she can attempt to…
- shield you against unwanted or unfair police interrogation
- act quickly to preserve evidence that may be critical in your case
- contact witnesses and secure testimony
- secure a reasonable bond or conditions of pre-trial release
- speak with the prosecutor before charges are even filed; try to convince state to dismiss or reduce charges/sentencing
Handling A Range Of Criminal Defense Matters
Leah Mayersohn has the skill and resources to defend a wide range of criminal offenses, including but not limited to:
- Drug Crimes
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- DUI Manslaughter
- Grand and Petit Theft
- Domestic Violence
- Sex crimes
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime in Hollywood, FL, your reputation, freedom and future are at risk. Call today 954-400-5000 to schedule a free consultation with Leah Mayersohn, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in South Florida.