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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 Broward County, 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 Broward County, 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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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 561-557-8686
Award-winning defense attorney defending the rights of southern Floridians.... read more >
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Life Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Steven Kenneth Bell
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Member
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Steven Kenneth Bell
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 754-755-8554
Lawrence Meltzer graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After wo... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Life Member
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National College for DUI Defense
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Member

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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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nisha E. Bacchus
Member

Steve Rossi

Steve Rossi
The Law Offices of Steve Rossi, P.A.
533 NE 3rd Ave Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 31 years, Steve Rossi is a Criminal Defense and Education Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Steve Rossi
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 35 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Robert David Malove
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris. P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 44 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jeffrey Mark Harris
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Ralph Steven Behr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Norm Kent

Norm Kent
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 40 years, Norm Kent is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Norm Kent
Life Member

Edward Alan Lopez

Edward Alan Lopez
Law Office of Edward A. Lopez
3440 Hollywood Blvd Suite 415
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 15 years, Edward Alan Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Edward Alan Lopez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David Johnathon Joffe

David Johnathon Joffe
JOFFE LAW, P.A.
110 S.E. 6TH. STREET SUITE 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 30 years, David Johnathon Joffe is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Johnathon Joffe
Life Member

Greg McNeill Lauer

Greg McNeill Lauer
Lauer & Currie, P.A.
644 SE 5 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 16 years, Greg McNeill Lauer is a Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor University School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Greg McNeill Lauer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Andrew Matthew Coffey

Andrew Matthew Coffey
Andrew M. Coffey, PA
208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, Andrew Matthew Coffey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cen... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Andrew Matthew Coffey
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jonathan S Friedman

Jonathan S Friedman
Jonathan S. Friedman, P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Jonathan S Friedman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cente... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jonathan S Friedman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Teresa Elizabeth Williams

Teresa Elizabeth Williams
Law Offices of Teresa Williams
1330 SE 4th Ave Suite 703
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 25 years, Teresa Elizabeth Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Teresa Elizabeth Williams
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael David Weinstein

Michael David Weinstein
Michael D. Weinstein P.A.
12 SE 7th St Suite 610
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 21 years, Michael David Weinstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael David Weinstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael B Cohen

Michael B Cohen
Michael B Cohen P A
6400 N Andrews Ave Suite 505
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 43 years, Michael B Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael B Cohen
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Joseph Robert Fasone

Joseph Robert Fasone
Law Office of Joseph R Fasone
100 SE 3 Avenue Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Licensed for 28 years, Joseph Robert Fasone is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Univ... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joseph Robert Fasone
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Gerard Shelton Williams

Gerard Shelton Williams
Gerard S. Williams, P A
200 SE 6th St Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 27 years, Gerard Shelton Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Gerard Shelton Williams
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Eric Steven Rudenberg

Eric Steven Rudenberg
Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 9 years, Eric Steven Rudenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Antonio D. Quinn

Antonio D. Quinn
Quinn Law, P.A.
633 SE Third Avenue Suite 4F
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 14 years, Antonio D. Quinn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. John's Law School... read more >

Gary Ostrow

Gary Ostrow
Gary Ostrow PA
3000 NE 30th Pl # 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Licensed for 37 years, Gary Ostrow is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gary Ostrow
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David Jared Sobel

David Jared Sobel
The Law Office of David J. Sobel, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Ave Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 11 years, David Jared Sobel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Jared Sobel
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Hilliard Ennis Moldof

Hilliard Ennis Moldof
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 43 years, Hilliard Ennis Moldof is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Hilliard Ennis Moldof
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Roshawn J Banks

Roshawn J Banks
The All Law Center, PA
1876 N University Dr Suite 308C
Plantation, FL 33322
Licensed for 21 years, Roshawn J Banks is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of West Indies-N... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Roshawn J Banks
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Alan Randall Haas

Alan Randall Haas
A Randall Haas, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 32 years, Alan Randall Haas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Alan Randall Haas
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Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum

Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum
Law Offices of Richard L. Rosenbaum
888 S.E. 3rd Avenue Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 35 years, Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - No... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum
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James Scott Benjamin

James Scott Benjamin
Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P
1700 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 1615
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 39 years, James Scott Benjamin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
James Scott Benjamin
Life Member and Past President (2013-14)

Michael Alan Gottlieb

Michael Alan Gottlieb
Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A.
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 26 years, Michael Alan Gottlieb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Univers... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael Alan Gottlieb
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Roger P Foley

Roger P Foley
Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.
110 SE 6th Street 17th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 15 years, Roger P Foley is a Personal Injury and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Roger P Foley
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Fairuze Sofia

Fairuze Sofia
The Sofia Law Firm
3313 W Commercial Blvd
Tamarac, FL 33309
Licensed for 11 years, Fairuze Sofia is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of L... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Fairuze Sofia
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jason Wyatt Kreiss

Jason Wyatt Kreiss
The Kreiss Law Firm
1824 SE 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 23 years, Jason Wyatt Kreiss is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jason Wyatt Kreiss
Member

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr
Richard A. Merlino, PA
101 NE 3rd Ave Ste 110
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Richard Anthony Merlino Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Un... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Anthony Merlino Jr
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Brian Yaacov Silber

Brian Yaacov Silber
Law Offices of Brian Silber, P.A.
916 S Andrews Ave Suite 705
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 16 years, Brian Yaacov Silber is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian Yaacov Silber
Life Member

Bruce Lee Udolf

Bruce Lee Udolf
Bruce Udolf, PA
600 S Andrews Ave Ste 502
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 28 years, Bruce Lee Udolf is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bruce Lee Udolf
Life Member

James Kaye Weick Jr

James Kaye Weick Jr
Law Office of James Weick, P.A.
612 SE 5th Ave Suite 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, James Kaye Weick Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pettit College of Law - The Ohio Northern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
James Kaye Weick Jr
Member

Scott William Sakin

Scott William Sakin
Scott W. Sakin, P.A.
2883 Executive Park Dr Ste 200
Weston, FL 33331
Licensed for 37 years, Scott William Sakin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Scott William Sakin
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Abraham Laeser

Abraham Laeser
Abraham Laeser, P.A.
505 Stonemont Ln
Weston, FL 33326
Licensed for 46 years, Abraham Laeser is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Abraham Laeser
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Steven Raisman

Steven Raisman
Raisman & Raisman, PA
214 SE 13th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 23 years, Steven Raisman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard ... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Steven Raisman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jeremy James Kroll

Jeremy James Kroll
Dutko & Kroll PA
600 S Andrews Ave Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, Jeremy James Kroll is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeremy James Kroll
Member

Greg Ross

Greg Ross
Law office of Greg Ross
311 SE 10th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 39 years, Greg Ross is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Greg Ross
Member

Guy Jaime Seligman

Guy Jaime Seligman
Guy J. Seligman, P.A.
320 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 31 years, Guy Jaime Seligman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Guy Jaime Seligman
Member

Barry Ethan Witlin

Barry Ethan Witlin
Barry E.Witlin, P.A.
1200 S Pine Island Rd Suite 230
Plantation, FL 33324
Licensed for 39 years, Barry Ethan Witlin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Barry Ethan Witlin
Member

Michael A. Dye

Michael A. Dye
The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA
1 E Broward Blvd #700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 15 years, Michael A. Dye is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - S... read more >

Larry Scott Davis

Larry Scott Davis
1926 Harrison St
Hollywood, FL 33020
Licensed for 35 years, Larry Scott Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Larry Scott Davis
Member

Bruce Martin Lyons

Bruce Martin Lyons
Bruce M. Lyons attorney at law
110 SE 6th St Suite 220
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 52 years, Bruce Martin Lyons is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Bruce Martin Lyons
Fellow

Andrew Parks

Andrew Parks
Parks & Braxton, PA
116 SE 6th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Andrew Parks is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael Braxton

Michael Braxton
Parks & Braxton, PA
116 SE 6th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Michael Braxton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Carter T Hillstrom

Carter T Hillstrom
612 SE 5th Ave Ste 4
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 13 years, Carter T Hillstrom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Carter T Hillstrom
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Carol Jolene Breece

Carol Jolene Breece
Broward Office of the Inspector General
1 N University Dr Suit 606
Plantation, FL 33324
Licensed for 29 years, Carol Jolene Breece is a Criminal Defense and Premises Liability lawyer who attended Columbus School of Law - The Ca... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Carol Jolene Breece
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Gary Kollin

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin, P A
1856 N Nob Hill Rd Suite 140
Plantation, FL 33322
Licensed for 40 years, Gary Kollin is a Police Misconduct and Civil Rights lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gary Kollin
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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.



Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

BACDL is a non-profit organization in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that supports local criminal defense attorneys through networking opportunities and continuing legal education (CLE) seminars. Many of the top local criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the surrounding areas are active in the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (BACDL).



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