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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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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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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Sean Michael Clayton

Sean Michael Clayton
The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Ste 700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 14 years, Sean Michael Clayton is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Daniel Lenghea

Daniel Lenghea
Daniel Lenghea Law, P.A.
3440 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 415
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 14 years, Daniel Lenghea is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... 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 >

Jonathan S Friedman

Jonathan S Friedman
Jonathan S. Friedman, P.A.
101 NE 3rd Ave Ste 110
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 31 years, Jonathan S Friedman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cente... read more >

Teresa Elizabeth Williams

Teresa Elizabeth Williams
Williams Litigation Group
300 SW 12th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Licensed for 30 years, Teresa Elizabeth Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Gerard Shelton Williams

Gerard Shelton Williams
Gerard S. Williams PA
200 S Andrews Ave Ste 700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 32 years, Gerard Shelton Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Antonio D. Quinn

Antonio D. Quinn
Quinn Law, P.A.
633 SE Third Avenue Suite 4F
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 19 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 42 years, Gary Ostrow is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

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 20 years, Roger P Foley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Jason Alan Kaufman

Jason Alan Kaufman
Kaufman Legal Group
208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 19 years, Jason Alan Kaufman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Danielle N Barbato

Danielle N Barbato
Law Office
4443 Lyons Rd Ste 206
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Licensed for 14 years, Danielle N Barbato is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University... read more >

Eric Steven Rudenberg

Eric Steven Rudenberg
Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 14 years, Eric Steven Rudenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

James Scott Benjamin

James Scott Benjamin
Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P
1700 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 1615
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 44 years, James Scott Benjamin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

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 16 years, David Jared Sobel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Bruce Lee Udolf

Bruce Lee Udolf
Bruce Udolf, PA
599 SW 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 33 years, Bruce Lee Udolf is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University School of Law... read more >

Terence Michael Lenamon

Terence Michael Lenamon
Terence Lenamon PA
6224 NW 82nd Ave
Parkland, FL 33067
Licensed for 31 years, Terence Michael Lenamon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >

Frank Negron

Frank Negron
Law Office of George L. Cimballa
600 N Pine Island Rd Ste 400
Plantation, FL 33324
Licensed for 36 years, Frank Negron is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Hilliard Ennis Moldof

Hilliard Ennis Moldof
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 48 years, Hilliard Ennis Moldof is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Roshawn J Banks

Roshawn J Banks
The All Law Center, PA
1876 N University Dr Suite 308C
Plantation, FL 33322
Licensed for 26 years, Roshawn J Banks is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of West Indies-N... read more >

Alan Randall Haas

Alan Randall Haas
A Randall Haas, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 37 years, Alan Randall Haas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

David Tarras

David Tarras
Rossen Law Firm
6400 N Andrews Ave, #510
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 8 years, David Tarras is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Fordham University School of Law... read more >

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 40 years, Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - No... read more >

Michael G. Salazar Jr

Michael G. Salazar Jr
Ticket EASY, A Law Firm
888 South Andrews Avenue Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 33 years, Michael G. Salazar Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova ... read more >

Jason Wyatt Kreiss

Jason Wyatt Kreiss
The Kreiss Law Firm
1824 SE 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 28 years, Jason Wyatt Kreiss is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr
Richard A. Merlino, PA
101 NE 3rd Ave Ste 110
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 31 years, Richard Anthony Merlino Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Un... read more >

Guy Jaime Seligman

Guy Jaime Seligman
Guy J. Seligman, P.A.
208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 36 years, Guy Jaime Seligman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

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 21 years, Brian Yaacov Silber is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

James Kaye Weick Jr

James Kaye Weick Jr
HL Law Group
612 SE 5th Ave Suite 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 28 years, James Kaye Weick Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pettit College of Law - The Ohio Northern University... read more >

Timothy Lee Donnelly

Timothy Lee Donnelly
Office of Statewide Prosecution
110 SE 6th St Ste 900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 37 years, Timothy Lee Donnelly is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Creighton University School of Law... read more >

Abraham Laeser

Abraham Laeser
Abraham Laeser, P.A.
505 Stonemont Ln
Weston, FL 33326
Licensed for 51 years, Abraham Laeser is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Scott William Sakin

Scott William Sakin
Scott W. Sakin, P.A.
2883 Executive Park Dr Ste 200
Weston, FL 33331
Licensed for 42 years, Scott William Sakin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >

Michael Alan Gottlieb

Michael Alan Gottlieb
Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A.
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 31 years, Michael Alan Gottlieb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Univers... read more >

Steven Raisman

Steven Raisman
Raisman & Raisman, PA
214 SE 13th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 28 years, Steven Raisman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard ... read more >

Fairuze Sofia

Fairuze Sofia
The Sofia Law Firm
3313 W Commercial Blvd
Tamarac, FL 33309
Licensed for 16 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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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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