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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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Jennifer Ann Synnamon

Jennifer Ann Synnamon
Law Office of Joe Castrofort
1906 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Jennifer Ann Synnamon is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of... read more >

Harold Deon Thompson

Harold Deon Thompson
DeNovo Law, P.A.
155 S Court Ave Unit 1106
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Harold Deon Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of ... read more >

Amir Ladan

Amir Ladan
The Ladan Law Firm, P.A.
808 West Mabbette Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 21 years, Amir Ladan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

LeRoy E Costner

LeRoy E Costner
LeRoy Costner Law Firm
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 11 years, LeRoy E Costner is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >

William F Hathaway

William F Hathaway
500 Canal St
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Licensed for 46 years, William F Hathaway is a Criminal Defense and Alternative Dispute Resolution lawyer who attended University of Florid... read more >

Michelle Patrice Smith

Michelle Patrice Smith
Law Office of Michelle P. Smith, P.A.
Law Office of Michelle P. Smith, P.A. PO Box 1788
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 19 years, Michelle Patrice Smith is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University Colle... read more >

Nicholas Edward Stack

Nicholas Edward Stack
Hatfield & Stack, LLC
547 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 11 years, Nicholas Edward Stack is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... 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 >

Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos

Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos
The Ram Law FIrm, P.A.
5840 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University Colleg... read more >

Elizabeth Anne Tener

Elizabeth Anne Tener
Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
301 E Pine St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 15 years, Elizabeth Anne Tener is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Robert Byron Fisher

Robert Byron Fisher
1220 Commerce Park Dr
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 39 years, Robert Byron Fisher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Bradley M Bole

Bradley M Bole
Brad Bole
3457 Clear Stream Dr
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 36 years, Bradley M Bole is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Blake Alan Bonsack

Blake Alan Bonsack
Lender Legal Services, LLC
201 E Pine St Ste 730
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 4 years, Blake Alan Bonsack is a Criminal Defense and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended William S. Boyd School of Law - ... read more >

John Andrew Braithwaite

John Andrew Braithwaite
Braithwaite & Associates, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 10 years, John Andrew Braithwaite is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law -... read more >

Craig Alan Brand

Craig Alan Brand
The Brand Law Firm, P.A.
618 E South St Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 28 years, Craig Alan Brand is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Bradley A Conway

Bradley A Conway
Law Office of Bradley A. Conway, P.A.
Law Office of Bradley A. Conway, P.A. PO Box 530037
Orlando, FL 32853
Licensed for 26 years, Bradley A Conway is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Michael Phillip DeVoe

Michael Phillip DeVoe
DeVoe Law Firm
1060 Woodcock Rd
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 21 years, Michael Phillip DeVoe is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Ryan Thomas Jaghab

Ryan Thomas Jaghab
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
1900 Summit Tower Blvd Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 3 years, Ryan Thomas Jaghab is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Alexander James Karden

Alexander James Karden
City of Orlando
1250 W South St
Orlando, FL 32805
Licensed for 9 years, Alexander James Karden is a Criminal Defense and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

Jeramy C. Beasley

Jeramy C. Beasley
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
1900 Summit Tower Blvd Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 2 years, Jeramy C. Beasley is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Nicola A Boothe-Perry

Nicola A Boothe-Perry
201 Beggs Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 24 years, Nicola A Boothe-Perry is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >

Julie Singer Brady

Julie Singer Brady
200 S Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, Julie Singer Brady is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Mathew Fenderson

Mathew Fenderson
1307 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 42 years, Mathew Fenderson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Howard David Friedman

Howard David Friedman
2000 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 32 years, Howard David Friedman is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Robert Godfrey

Robert Godfrey
201 S Orange Ave Ste 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 20 years, Robert Godfrey is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Boston College Law School... read more >

Stanley Eddie Johnson

Stanley Eddie Johnson
Law Office of Stanley E. Johnson Jr., PL
9341 Merrifield St
Orlando, FL 32827
Licensed for 2 years, Stanley Eddie Johnson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended David A. Clarke School of Law - U... read more >

Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra

Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra
Martinez Manglardi, P.A.
540 N Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 11 years, Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State Un... read more >

Rowana Andrea Williams

Rowana Andrea Williams
Rowana A Williams PA PO Box 680749
Orlando, FL 32868
Licensed for 27 years, Rowana Andrea Williams is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of ... read more >

Matthew S. Aungst

Matthew S. Aungst
Jeffrey M. Byrd, P.A.
2620 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 16 years, Matthew S. Aungst is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College of ... read more >

Lisa Hu Barquist

Lisa Hu Barquist
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
1000 Legion Pl Fl 10
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, Lisa Hu Barquist is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended USC Gould School of Law... read more >

Bradley Nephase Laurent

Bradley Nephase Laurent
Law Offices of Haynes & Laurent P.A.
8615 Commodity Cir Ste 6
Orlando, FL 32819
Licensed for 14 years, Bradley Nephase Laurent is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Washburn University School of ... read more >

Nicole Tami Rof?

Nicole Tami Rof?
The Law Office of Nicole Rof?, PLLC
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Nicole Tami Rof? is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Tiffany Danielle Ruggiero

Tiffany Danielle Ruggiero
Ruggiero Law Firm, P.A.
545 Delaney Ave Ste 1
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Tiffany Danielle Ruggiero is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Chelsea N. Bogdan

Chelsea N. Bogdan
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.
236 S Lucerne Cir E
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 3 years, Chelsea N. Bogdan is a Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - B... read more >

Elmer Sanchez

Elmer Sanchez
Sanchez and Eggebrecht
37 N Orange Ave Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 22 years, Elmer Sanchez is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Carmen S Tankersley

Carmen S Tankersley
Longwell Lawyers
390 N Orange Ave Ste 1825
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Carmen S Tankersley is a Criminal Defense and Adoption lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Jonathan Edwin Mills

Jonathan Edwin Mills
Law Office of Jonathan Mills
5300 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32809
Licensed for 10 years, Jonathan Edwin Mills is a Criminal Defense and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended Florida International Univers... read more >

J Rhiannon Arnold-Rogers

J Rhiannon Arnold-Rogers
203 Park Lake St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 13 years, J Rhiannon Arnold-Rogers is a Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University Colle... read more >

Daniel Wesley Eckhart

Daniel Wesley Eckhart
Dan Eckhart Law, P.A.
200 E Robinson St Ste 1150
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 18 years, Daniel Wesley Eckhart is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - ... read more >

Joseph R Chloupek

Joseph R Chloupek
Estes-Hightower, PLLC
14 E Washington St Fl 2
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 35 years, Joseph R Chloupek is a Criminal Appellate Law and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >

Lindsay Natalie Oyewale

Lindsay Natalie Oyewale
DSK Law
332 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, Lindsay Natalie Oyewale is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of... read more >

Matthew Alan Rygh

Matthew Alan Rygh
Barrister Law Firm, P.A.
2002 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 8 years, Matthew Alan Rygh is a Probate and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Alicia Silvana Perez

Alicia Silvana Perez
The Strems Law Firm
420 S Orange Ave Ste 140
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Alicia Silvana Perez is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of ... 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 >

Andrick Bernard Lewis

Andrick Bernard Lewis
Nation Law Firm
307 E New Hampshire St Unit F
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 5 years, Andrick Bernard Lewis is a Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Co... read more >

Timothy Wayne Terry

Timothy Wayne Terry
Timothy W. Terry, Attorney at Law
801 N Magnolia Ave Ste 408
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 38 years, Timothy Wayne Terry is a Family Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Alexander S Weeden

Alexander S Weeden
Law Office of Alexander Weeden
200 E Robinson St Ste 1150
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Alexander S Weeden is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Vanessa L. Braeley

Vanessa L. Braeley
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Avenue Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Vanessa L. Braeley is a Marijuana Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University, College of ... read more >

Bryce A. Fetter

Bryce A. Fetter
Bryce A Fetter, P.A.
450 Wymore Rd
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 22 years, Bryce A. Fetter is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law... read more >

Michael James Snure

Michael James Snure
Kirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure & Ponall, P.A.
425 W New England Ave Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 36 years, Michael James Snure is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended William H. Bowen School of Law - University o... 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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