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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando, 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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Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Hornsby is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Central Florida... read more >

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >

Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 31 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 27 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >

Scott C. Adams

Scott C. Adams
LaBar Adams
2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 17 years, Scott C. Adams is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southea... read more >

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 49 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Elizabeth E Bourdon

Elizabeth E Bourdon
Orange County Public Defender's Office
435 N. Orange Ave., Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, Elizabeth E Bourdon is a Criminal Defense and Products Liability lawyer who attended Stetson University College of L... read more >

N. Ryan LaBar

N. Ryan LaBar
LaBar Adams
2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32703
Licensed for 14 years, N. Ryan LaBar is a Personal Injury and Employment Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Mark Elias Nejame

Mark Elias Nejame
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 39 years, Mark Elias Nejame is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Jay Roger Rooth

Jay Roger Rooth
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 16 years, Jay Roger Rooth is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of ... read more >

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph Flynn is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >

Jaya Balani

Jaya Balani
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Jaya Balani is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Patrick Grozinger

Patrick Grozinger
Grozinger Law, P.A.
1217 East Robinson Street Suite B
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Patrick Grozinger is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Heber... read more >

David Haas

David Haas
Haas Law
Orlando
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 18 years, David Haas is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

James Bennett Coulter III

James Bennett Coulter III
The Law Offices of James B Coulter
121 South Orange Ave #1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, James Bennett Coulter III is a Criminal Defense and Premises Liability lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of... read more >

Eric Harold Barker

Eric Harold Barker
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Eric Harold Barker is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Florida Lev... read more >

Michael Dominick Dicembre

Michael Dominick Dicembre
200 E. Robinson St. Suite 1150
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 25 years, Michael Dominick Dicembre is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin C... read more >

Trakina Lucien Graham

Trakina Lucien Graham
Graham Law Group, LLC
3008 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 19 years, Trakina Lucien Graham is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of... read more >

Bryan J. McCarthy

Bryan J. McCarthy
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC
2715 N Harbor City Blvd #4
Melbourne, FL 32935
Licensed for 9 years, Bryan J. McCarthy is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of L... read more >

Kevin J Pitts

Kevin J Pitts
The Law Offices Of Kevin J. Pitts
4195 N 17-92
Sanford, FL 32773
Licensed for 12 years, Kevin J Pitts is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State College of Law... read more >

Michael E. Zmijewski

Michael E. Zmijewski
Z Law Firm
605 East Robinson Street Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Michael E. Zmijewski is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

Jeffery Mark Pfister

Jeffery Mark Pfister
107 W Main St Suite A
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 41 years, Jeffery Mark Pfister is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Florida State University Col... read more >

Heiko G. Moenckmeier

Heiko G. Moenckmeier
The Law Firm of Heiko G. Moenckmeier, LLC
836 Highland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 12 years, Heiko G. Moenckmeier is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Don Waggoner

Don Waggoner
Don Waggoner Law, P.A.
1013 Verona St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 25 years, Don Waggoner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University Sh... read more >

Whitney Stacel Boan

Whitney Stacel Boan
Whitney S. Boan, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave #2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 15 years, Whitney Stacel Boan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law... read more >

John Watson

John Watson
Bogins, Munns & Munns, P.A.
1000 Legion Place Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, John Watson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Ave Maria School of Law... read more >

David P. Hill

David P. Hill
Law Offices Of David P. Hill, P.A.
214 Annie St.
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 28 years, David P. Hill is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of North Carolina School... read more >

Andrew Frank Nickolaou

Andrew Frank Nickolaou
Orlando Family Law- Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A.
630 N Wymore Road Suite 308
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 4 years, Andrew Frank Nickolaou is a Domestic Violence and Family Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Ba... read more >

Jack A Kaleita

Jack A Kaleita
Law Offices of Jack A. Kaleita, P.A.
1220 Commerce Park Dr Suite 103
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 33 years, Jack A Kaleita is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Justin R. Infurna

Justin R. Infurna
The Infurna Law Firm P.A.
69 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Justin R. Infurna is a Business Law and Wills lawyer who attended University of Miami... read more >

John Bolanovich

John Bolanovich
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
1000 Legion Place Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, John Bolanovich is a Class Action and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Nancy Brandt

Nancy Brandt
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
1000 Legion Place Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 24 years, Nancy Brandt is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >

Corey Ira Cohen

Corey Ira Cohen
Law Office of Corey Cohen
605 E Robinson St Suite 330
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Corey Ira Cohen is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas S... read more >

Maria DiBlasio Hale

Maria DiBlasio Hale
Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A.
545 Delaney Avenue Suite 7
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 20 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Ricky L. Jancha

Ricky L. Jancha
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 26 years, Ricky L. Jancha is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Notre Dame Law School... read more >

Joel Leppard

Joel Leppard
Leppard Law
638 Broadway Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Joel Leppard is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of La... read more >

Stephanie M. Boomershine

Stephanie M. Boomershine
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
2601 Technology Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, Stephanie M. Boomershine is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >

Eric Joseph Dirga

Eric Joseph Dirga
Eric J Dirga, PA
P.O. Box 3591
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 24 years, Eric Joseph Dirga is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law... read more >

Mark Matthew O'Mara

Mark Matthew O'Mara
O'Mara Law Group
1416 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 37 years, Mark Matthew O'Mara is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Ryan N. Yadav

Ryan N. Yadav
The Law Office of Ryan N. Yadav, LLC
520 W Lake Mary Blvd #103
Sanford, FL 32773
Licensed for 9 years, Ryan N. Yadav is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Mercer University - Walter F. George... read more >

Chavelys Alers

Chavelys Alers
Alers Law Firm
672 N Semoran Blvd Suite 205
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 6 years, Chavelys Alers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Thomas Bert Feiter

Thomas Bert Feiter
Fighter Law
120 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Thomas Bert Feiter is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Matthew Boomershine

Matthew Boomershine
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
1000 Legion Place Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Matthew Boomershine is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended University of Flor... read more >

Tucker H. Byrd

Tucker H. Byrd
Byrd Campbell, P.A.
180 Park Avenue North, Suite 2A
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 9 years, Tucker H. Byrd is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >

Leanna J. Smith

Leanna J. Smith
Law Office of Leanna J. Smith, P.A.
211 E. Rich Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
Licensed for 21 years, Leanna J. Smith is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Yale Law School... read more >

Lyle Mazin

Lyle Mazin
Mazin Law
200 E. Robinson Street Suite 1140
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Lyle Mazin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

John Gillespie

John Gillespie
The Law Office of Duarte Gillespie
21 South Clyde Avenue, Suite 9
Kissimmee, FL 34741
John Gillespie is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law... read more >

Chad Frost

Chad Frost
Frost Law
2153 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 8 years, Chad Frost is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Loyola New Orleans' School of Law... read more >

George Trovato

George Trovato
Principle Legal Offices, P.A.
200 E. Graves Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763
Licensed for 15 years, George Trovato is a Family Law and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >

Richard Heller

Richard Heller
Richard A. Heller, P.A.
611 Wymore Road Suite 219
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 33 years, Richard Heller is a Elder Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

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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