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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 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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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call 954-745-7457
Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney... 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
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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
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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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 >

Jeffrey S Weiner

Jeffrey S Weiner
Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1910
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 45 years, Jeffrey S Weiner is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

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 / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Pepperdine University Sc... read more >

Neil G Taylor

Neil G Taylor
Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano
SunTrust Plaza, Suite 1050
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 33 years, Neil G Taylor is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - The University of Me... read more >

Robert Scott Reiff

Robert Scott Reiff
The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.
2333 Brickell Ave Suite A1
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 35 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Boston University School ... 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 44 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

E.J. Hubbs

E.J. Hubbs
Hubbs Law, P.A.
5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Licensed for 10 years, E.J. Hubbs is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys ... read more >

Ayuban Antonio Tomas

Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, PA
121 Alhambra Plaza SUITE 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 16 years, Ayuban Antonio Tomas is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended University of Miami 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 >

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 >

Edward Alan Lopez

Edward Alan 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 >

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 Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra 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 30 years, David Johnathon Joffe is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

David Bill Rothman

David Bill Rothman
200 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2770
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 42 years, David Bill Rothman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Bryan F Docobo

Bryan F Docobo
Bryan F. Docobo, P.A.
9710 Stirling Rd Suite 130-435
Hollywood, FL 33024
Licensed for 11 years, Bryan F Docobo is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Benedict P Kuehne

Benedict P Kuehne
100 SE 2nd St Suite 3550
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 42 years, Benedict P Kuehne is a Civil Trial Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

David Edelstein

David Edelstein
David M Edelstein, P.A.
4770 Biscayne Blvd #1250
Miami, FL 33137
Licensed for 22 years, David Edelstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Brion M Ross

Brion M Ross
Brion M. Ross, Esq.
3440 Hollywood Blvd Apt B
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 11 years, Brion M Ross is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

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 Marijuana Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Baylor University ... read more >

Steven Peter Vargas

Steven Peter Vargas
3901 S Ocean Dr Suite 120
Hollywood, FL 33019
Licensed for 18 years, Steven Peter Vargas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center... read more >

Charles M. Baron

Charles M. Baron
Charles M. Baron, P.A.
2514 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 408
Hollywood, FL 33020
Licensed for 34 years, Charles M. Baron is a Employment Law and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin Coll... read more >

Simon Patrick Dray

Simon Patrick Dray
S. Patrick Dray, P.A.
40 NW 3rd St Suite 2050
Miami, FL 33128
Licensed for 20 years, Simon Patrick Dray is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

John Stephen Hager

John Stephen Hager
2450 Hollywood Blvd Suite 105
Hollywood, FL 33020
Licensed for 20 years, John Stephen Hager is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Jordan Stuart Redavid

Jordan Stuart Redavid
Fischer Redavid PLLC
4601 Sheridan Street Suite 320
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 6 years, Jordan Stuart Redavid is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Alan Steven Bernstein

Alan Steven Bernstein
2131 Hollywood Blvd Suite 303
Hollywood, FL 33020
Licensed for 38 years, Alan Steven Bernstein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Cent... read more >

Thomas William Mote II

Thomas William Mote II
Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II PA
848 Brickell Ave Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 17 years, Thomas William Mote II is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Omar Antonio Lopez

Omar Antonio Lopez
Omar Lopez Law
848 Brickell Avenue #800
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 14 years, Omar Antonio Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Roy Jeffrey Kahn

Roy Jeffrey Kahn
Roy J Kahn, P.A.
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 43 years, Roy Jeffrey Kahn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School 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 21 years, Michael David Weinstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >

Harry Martin Solomon

Harry Martin Solomon
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 43 years, Harry Martin Solomon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Michael David Orenstein

Michael David Orenstein
3864 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 34 years, Michael David Orenstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michelle Merson

Michelle Merson
Misdemeanor Clinic
980 N. Federal Hwy; Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 26 years, Michelle Merson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Law School... read more >

Jeffrey Louis Welt

Jeffrey Louis Welt
4770 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 22 years, Jeffrey Louis Welt is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Deric Zacca

Deric Zacca
110 SE 6th St Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 21 years, Deric Zacca is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Roger Cabrera

Roger Cabrera
333 SE 2nd Ave Suite 303
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 21 years, Roger Cabrera is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Andrew Matthew Coffey

Andrew Matthew Coffey
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 >

Michael B Cohen

Michael B Cohen
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 >

Roseanne Eckert

Roseanne Eckert
1010 SW 8th St Suite 400
Miami, FL 33130
Licensed for 23 years, Roseanne Eckert is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Jonathan S Friedman

Jonathan S Friedman
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 >

Teresa Elizabeth Williams

Teresa Elizabeth 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 >

David Allen Boyer

David Allen Boyer
Disability Rights Florida
1930 Harrison St Ste 104
Hollywood, FL 33020
Licensed for 8 years, David Allen Boyer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

William G Koreman

William G Koreman
Law Office of W.G. Koreman
6100 Hollywood Blvd Ste 306
Hollywood, FL 33024
Licensed for 40 years, William G Koreman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Stephan Lopez

Stephan Lopez
Stephan Lopez Law Firm LLC
4000 Hollywood Blvd Ste 555S
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 9 years, Stephan Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M 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 28 years, Joseph Robert Fasone is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Univ... read more >

Andrew J. Smallman

Andrew J. Smallman
Gilbert & Smallman, PLLC
3475 Sheridan St Suite 220
Hollywood, FL 33021
Licensed for 15 years, Andrew J. Smallman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

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 >

Robert G Amsel

Robert G Amsel
Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben Et Al
2250 SW 3rd Ave 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 37 years, Robert G Amsel is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Gerard Shelton Williams

Gerard Shelton Williams
200 SE 6th St Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 27 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 14 years, Antonio D. Quinn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. John's Law School... 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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