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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Miami, 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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Ivan Abrams

Ivan Abrams
Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys
8950 SW 74th Court #2201
Miami, FL 33156
Call 305-709-0880
Redefining Zealous Advocacy... read more >
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American Association for Justice
Ivan Abrams
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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
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
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Florida 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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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 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Sherri Ann Romano

Sherri Ann Romano
Sherri A. Romano, P.A.
150 W Flagler St Suite 2850
Miami, FL 33130
Licensed for 19 years, Sherri Ann Romano is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... 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 >

Sabrina Vora-Puglisi

Sabrina Vora-Puglisi
Law Offices of Sabrina Puglisi
40 NW 3rd St ph 1
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 19 years, Sabrina Vora-Puglisi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Terence Michael Lenamon

Terence Michael Lenamon
245 SE 1st St Suite 3070
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 26 years, Terence Michael Lenamon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >

Kenneth M Swartz

Kenneth M Swartz
14 NE 1st Ave Suite 3070
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 38 years, Kenneth M Swartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law 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 >

Jude Faccidomo

Jude Faccidomo
Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC
1450 Brickell Avenue Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 14 years, Jude Faccidomo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Chad Piotrowski

Chad Piotrowski
Law Office of Chad Piotrowski, Esq.
100 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 12 years, Chad Piotrowski is a Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Widener Univerity School of Law... read more >

Marlene Markowitz

Marlene Markowitz
Marlene Markowitz Law Offices, P.A.
150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 300
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 8 years, Marlene Markowitz is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Paul Domenic Petruzzi

Paul Domenic Petruzzi
Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A.
8101 Biscayne Blvd PH-701
Miami, FL 33138
Licensed for 26 years, Paul Domenic Petruzzi is a Health Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Bruce H Lehr

Bruce H Lehr
Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A.
1401 Brickell Avenue Suite 910
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 38 years, Bruce H Lehr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Neal Russell Sonnett

Neal Russell Sonnett
2 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 52 years, Neal Russell Sonnett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ruben M. Scolavino

Ruben M. Scolavino
Scolavino Law
NE 26th Ave
Miami, FL 33160
Ruben M. Scolavino is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Burton Blecher

Jonathan Burton Blecher
Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
9150 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 37 years, Jonathan Burton Blecher is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florid... read more >

Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr

Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr
Samuel J Rabin, Jr., P.A.
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 40 years, Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Univer... read more >

Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly
Law Office of Paul J. Donnelly, P.A.
8101 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 311
Miami, FL 33138
Licensed for 27 years, Paul Donnelly is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer... read more >

Scott Alan Srebnick

Scott Alan Srebnick
201 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 1380
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 28 years, Scott Alan Srebnick is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... 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 >

Brian Lee Tannebaum

Brian Lee Tannebaum
Tannebaum Weiss, PL
1 SE 3rd Ave Suite 2850
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 24 years, Brian Lee Tannebaum is a Criminal Defense and Legal Malpractice lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >

Ramon de la Cabada

Ramon de la Cabada
1001 Brickell Bay Dr Suite N1103
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 28 years, Ramon de la Cabada is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >

Joseph Steven Rosenbaum

Joseph Steven Rosenbaum
40 NW 3rd St Suite 101
Miami, FL 33128
Licensed for 42 years, Joseph Steven Rosenbaum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Jacob M Denaro

Jacob M Denaro
Jack M. Denaro, P.A.
7700 N Kendall Dr Suite 504
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 49 years, Jacob M Denaro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Rafael Millares

Rafael Millares
Millares Law Firm P.A.
6401 SW 87th Avenue Suite 100
Miami, FL 33173
Licensed for 18 years, Rafael Millares is a Insurance Bad Faith and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami Law School... read more >

Ronald J. Manto

Ronald J. Manto
Ronald J. Manto, Attorney at Law
888 Biscayne Blvd Ste 505
miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 25 years, Ronald J. Manto is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National Criminal Defense College... read more >

Court Edward Keeley

Court Edward Keeley
Jacobs Keeley, P.L.L.C.
169 E Flagler St Ste 1620
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 13 years, Court Edward Keeley is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Yehuda Bruck

Yehuda Bruck
The Law Office of Bruck & Tischler
100 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 15 years, Yehuda Bruck is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... 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 >

Antonio F Valiente

Antonio F Valiente
Valiente Law, P.A.
701 Brickell Ave Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 9 years, Antonio F Valiente is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended American University, Washing... read more >

Jordan Redavid

Jordan Redavid
Fischer Redavid PLLC
55 SE 6th Street Suite 205
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 5 years, Jordan Redavid is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Ernest L. Chang

Ernest L. Chang
Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
9100 S. Dadeland Blvd. Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 29 years, Ernest L. Chang is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Alexander Clay

William Alexander Clay
Bill Clay, P.A.
11440 N Kendall Dr Suite 400-E
Miami, FL 33176
Licensed for 46 years, William Alexander Clay is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... 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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