Martin County Jail – Stuart, FL

Martin County Jail is in Martin County, FL and is the main jail for this county. Looking for somebody in Martin County Jail? This page gives you about everything related to Martin County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Martin County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Martin County Jail
800 S.E. Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 772-220-7200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Martin County Jail you need to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Martin County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you can check the other Florida county jails in our Florida County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Martin County Jail prisoners can be found on the Martin County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Martin County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Martin County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Martin County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Martin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Martin County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Martin County Jail change often, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Martin County Jail phone number is: 772-220-7200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Martin County Jail, use this address:

Martin County Jail
800 S.E. Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Martin County Jail
800 S.E. Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994


The Martin County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Martin County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Martin County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at the Martin County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Martin County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Martin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Martin County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Martin County,the Martin County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Martin County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Martin County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Martin County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Martin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Martin County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to review the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Martin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Martin County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Martin County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Martin County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Martin County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Martin County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Martin County Jail Link
    Martin County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Martin County Jail Mugshots
    Martin County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Martin County Jail Visitation
    Martin County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Martin County Jail
    Martin County Warrant Lookup
    Martin County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Martin County Jail
    Jobs at Martin County Jail


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