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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Boca Raton, Florida

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Florida, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Florida should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Nisha E. Bacchus

Nisha E. Bacchus
The Bacchus Law Firm
401 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 954-500-5555
Nisha E. Bacchus is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is the founder of The Bacchus Law Firm. Her practice is focused on complex famil... read more >
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Michael Salnick

Michael Salnick
250 S Australian Ave Suite 1203
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 45 years, Michael Salnick is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University College of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris. P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 49 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Steve Rossi

Steve Rossi
The Law Offices of Steve Rossi, P.A.
533 NE 3rd Ave Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 36 years, Steve Rossi is a Criminal Defense and Education Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Michelle Merson

Michelle Merson
Misdemeanor Clinic
4800 N. Federal Hwy; Suite 205B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 31 years, Michelle Merson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Law School... read more >

John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 27 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Jonathan Harry Wasserman

Jonathan Harry Wasserman
The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA
560 Village Blvd Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Licensed for 27 years, Jonathan Harry Wasserman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Robert Scott Reiff

Robert Scott Reiff
The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.
214 Southeast 13th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 39 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

W Grey Tesh

W Grey Tesh
Criminal & injury law offices of Grey Tesh
515 N. Flagler Dr. Ste P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 23 years, W Grey Tesh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaste... read more >

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 40 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

David Corey Kotler

David Corey Kotler
Schwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin, & Kotler
54 SW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 27 years, David Corey Kotler is a Criminal Defense and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended Widener University School of La... read more >

Ian Jeremy Goldstein

Ian Jeremy Goldstein
Law Offices of Ian Goldstein, P.A.
330 Clematis St Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 28 years, Ian Jeremy Goldstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Ralph Steven Behr

Ralph Steven Behr
Law Offices of Ralph Behr
888 SE 3rd Ave Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ralph Steven Behr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Hofstra University School of Law... read more >

Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
515 N Flagler Dr #240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 20 years, Steven Kenneth Bell is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 24 years, Lawrence Michael Meltzer is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nov... read more >

Larry Donald Murrell Jr

Larry Donald Murrell Jr
L.D. Murrell, PA
400 Executive Center Dr Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 43 years, Larry Donald Murrell Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gary Michael Sheres

Gary Michael Sheres
Sheres Law
4172 NW 53rd St
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Licensed for 19 years, Gary Michael Sheres is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >

Michael Waddington

Michael Waddington
Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
15800 Pines Blvd, Suite 3101
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Licensed for 24 years, Michael Waddington is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Temple University School of Law... read more >

Russell Berman

Russell Berman
Berman Law Group
3351 Northwest Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 20 years, Russell Berman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of ... read more >

Jonathan A. Klurfeld

Jonathan A. Klurfeld
HK Legal Group
1279 W Palmetto Park Rd #272896
Boca Raton, FL 33427
Licensed for 12 years, Jonathan A. Klurfeld is a Real Estate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of L... read more >

Douglas J Rudman

Douglas J Rudman
The Rudman Law Group
101 Plaza Real South, Suite #214
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 19 years, Douglas J Rudman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temple Univer... read more >

Arthur B D'Almeida

Arthur B D'Almeida
Arthur B. D'Almeida, P.A.
105 E Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 43 years, Arthur B D'Almeida is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Drake University Law School... read more >

David Johnathon Joffe

David Johnathon Joffe
JOFFE LAW, P.A.
110 S.E. 6TH. STREET SUITE 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 35 years, David Johnathon Joffe is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

Jo Ann Barone

Jo Ann Barone
Barone Law Co.
11 Plaza Real S Ste 220
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 33 years, Jo Ann Barone is a Administrative Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >

Kenneth W Lipman

Kenneth W Lipman
Kenneth W. Lipman, Esq.
6358 Avalon Pointe Ct
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Licensed for 45 years, Kenneth W Lipman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Chicago Law School... read more >

Edward Alan Lopez

Edward Alan Lopez
Law Office of Edward A. Lopez
3440 Hollywood Blvd Suite 415
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 20 years, Edward Alan Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Marc S Nurik

Marc S Nurik
Law Offices of Marc S. Nurik
4800 N Federal Hwy 205B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 45 years, Marc S Nurik is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Howard Allan Sohn

Howard Allan Sohn
Howard Sohn, Attorney at Law
5550 Glades Rd Ste 500
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 45 years, Howard Allan Sohn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Jessica Marie Somera

Jessica Marie Somera
Somera & Associates, P.A.
7300 W Camino Real Suite 314
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Licensed for 25 years, Jessica Marie Somera is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of Law... read more >

Julie Prag Vianale

Julie Prag Vianale
Vianale & Vianale LLP
4501 NW 26th Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Licensed for 25 years, Julie Prag Vianale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Virginia School of Law... read more >

Jeff M. Brown

Jeff M. Brown
Lavalle, Brown & Ronan P.A.
750 South Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 49 years, Jeff M. Brown is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Joseph Robert Fasone

Joseph Robert Fasone
Law Office of Joseph R Fasone
100 SE 3 Avenue Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Licensed for 33 years, Joseph Robert Fasone is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law School - Nova S... read more >

Jay M Arnesen

Jay M Arnesen
Arnesen Law, P.A.
1825 NW Corporate Blvd. Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Jay M Arnesen is a DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center... read more >

Jacob Alain Cohen

Jacob Alain Cohen
Law Offices of Jacob A. Cohen, P.L.L.C.
750 S Dixie Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 25 years, Jacob Alain Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washburn University School of Law... read more >

Greg McNeill Lauer

Greg McNeill Lauer
Lauer & Currie, P.A.
644 SE 5 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 21 years, Greg McNeill Lauer is a Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor University School of Law... read more >

Joel David Robrish

Joel David Robrish
Law Office Joel Robrish
7578 Regency Lake Dr Suite 800
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Licensed for 55 years, Joel David Robrish is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Peter A Turco

Peter A Turco
Law Offices of Peter A. Turco
5087 Coronado Ridge
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Licensed for 22 years, Peter A Turco is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Lisa Ann Hanson

Lisa Ann Hanson
266 NE 27th Ct
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 33 years, Lisa Ann Hanson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Joshua LeRoy

Joshua LeRoy
LeRoy Law, PA
224 Datura St Suite 1416
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 19 years, Joshua LeRoy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Austin Graham

Austin Graham
The Rudman Law Group
101 Plaza Real South, Suite 214
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 11 years, Austin Graham is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Howard Scott Hecker

Howard Scott Hecker
Hecker Law Firm
320 Southeast 9th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 38 years, Howard Scott Hecker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

David William Olson

David William Olson
250 S Australian Ave #1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 41 years, David William Olson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Florida School of ... read more >

Gregg Stuart Lerman

Gregg Stuart Lerman
Gregg S. Lerman PA
330 Clematis St Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 39 years, Gregg Stuart Lerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >

Michael David Weinstein

Michael David Weinstein
Michael D. Weinstein P.A.
12 SE 7th St Suite 610
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Michael David Weinstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >

Marlyse Mercado

Marlyse Mercado
Criminal Defense Clinics
4800 N Federal Hwy 205B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 8 years, Marlyse Mercado is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich

Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich
Rossen Law Firm
6400 N Andrews Ave, #510
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 10 years, Manuel A. Serra-Jovenich is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Steven Mark Pesso

Steven Mark Pesso
Steven M. Pesso, P.A.
4800 N Federal Hwy Suite 302E
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Licensed for 33 years, Steven Mark Pesso is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Western New England College School of Law... read more >

Ira David Karmelin

Ira David Karmelin
Ira D. Karmelin, Attorney & Counselor at
3897 Haverhill Rd Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Licensed for 32 years, Ira David Karmelin is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >

Andrew Matthew Coffey

Andrew Matthew Coffey
Andrew M. Coffey, PA
208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 28 years, Andrew Matthew Coffey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cen... read more >

Michael B Cohen

Michael B Cohen
Michael B. Cohen PA
6400 N Andrews Ave Suite 505
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 48 years, Michael B Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Florida Bar Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law - The criminal trial law specialty certification field was established in 1987 in Florida. Under Rule 6-8.2 the term "criminal law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts."


Attorneys certified by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law have meet minimum standards provided in Rule 6-8.3, including: at least 5 years of practicing law; substantial involvement in the specialty of criminal trial law (30% or more during the 3 years immediately preceding application); handling at least 25 contested criminal cases (with 20 jury trials, tried to a verdict, 15 which involved a felony, and 10 as lead counsel).


The Florida attorneys certified as specialist in criminal trial law have also submitted to peer review, passed a rigorous written examination and completed a specified number of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in the specialty area of the law.


In the State of Florida, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "specialists" or "experts" or to use the letters "B.C.S." to indicate Board Certified Specialist. Depending on the designation earned, the attorney is allowed to use the phrase "Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law" or "Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law."


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.



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