General Counsel Wertheim
Joshua Wertheim serves as General Counsel. He has spent the past 5 years working as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting criminals in Sarasota and DeSoto County.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree, with a Certificate in Criminal Justice, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  While in Law School, he was a member of the Levin Law Trial Team.  He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2013.

Joshua is responsible for the Constitutional Compliance and Risk Management of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office. Main duties include: lease review, contract review, civil forfeiture court proceedings, development of policies and procedures, legal research, teaching in-service training to law enforcement officers, testifying before boards and community organizations, public records requests, and other duties as assigned by the Sheriff. 
Joshua serves as legislative liaison to the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the State Attorney’s Office in DeSoto County.

Contact Information:
Joshua Wertheim Esq.
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2227