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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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Nick Oberheiden

Nick Oberheiden
Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP
250 S Park Ave #200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 11 years, Nick Oberheiden is a Criminal Defense and Health Law lawyer... read more >

Patrick N. Harris

Patrick N. Harris
Harris Law Firm
Harris Law Firm PO Box 607958
Orlando, FL 32860
Licensed for 3 years, Patrick N. Harris is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Michael E. Moritz College of L... read more >

Stewart Ira Cohen

Stewart Ira Cohen
Stewart Cohen, P. A.
1510 E Colonial Dr Ste 305
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 44 years, Stewart Ira Cohen is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Erin Lee De Young

Erin Lee De Young
DeYoung Law Firm
2423 S Orange Ave # 101
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 24 years, Erin Lee De Young is a Criminal Appellate Law and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Washington College of Law -... read more >

Vanessa Alexandra Braga

Vanessa Alexandra Braga
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
255 S Orange Ave Ste 900
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Vanessa Alexandra Braga is a Criminal Defense and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >

Stephen J Bozarth

Stephen J Bozarth
Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano Bozarth
420 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 50 years, Stephen J Bozarth is a Real Estate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Craig Lawrence Brams

Craig Lawrence Brams
250 S Orange Ave Ste 600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 37 years, Craig Lawrence Brams is a Criminal Defense and Premises Liability lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Co... read more >

Carlos A. Vega

Carlos A. Vega
1020 W Verona St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 16 years, Carlos A. Vega is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Jumana Alkhatib

Jumana Alkhatib
Riad Law, LLC
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, Jumana Alkhatib is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Jennifer Elouise Belbeck

Jennifer Elouise Belbeck
Shutts & Bowen LLP
300 S Orange Ave Ste 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Jennifer Elouise Belbeck is a Criminal Defense and Products Liability lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of... read more >

Bradley P Blystone

Bradley P Blystone
Marshall Dennehey
315 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 28 years, Bradley P Blystone is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Raymond O Bodiford

Raymond O Bodiford
Bodiford Law Group
121 S Orange Ave Ste 1150
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 38 years, Raymond O Bodiford is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Joel Alexis Caminero

Joel Alexis Caminero
Peter Loblack Law Firm, P.A.
6965 Piazza Grande Ave Ste 404
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 2 years, Joel Alexis Caminero is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of... read more >

Caila Amina Coleman

Caila Amina Coleman
Coleman Law, LLC
Coleman Law, LLC PO Box 721133
Orlando, FL 32872
Licensed for 6 years, Caila Amina Coleman is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

James F Feuerstein

James F Feuerstein
James F. Feuerstein, P.A.
37 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 32 years, James F Feuerstein is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

David Scott Glicken

David Scott Glicken
The Glicken Law Firm
542 Virginia Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 37 years, David Scott Glicken is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford Univ... read more >

Jordan Michael Ostroff

Jordan Michael Ostroff
Jordan Law
150 N Orange Ave Ste 410
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Jordan Michael Ostroff is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Bar... read more >

Irene Beatriz Pons

Irene Beatriz Pons
Pons Law Firm
3564 Avalon Park E Blvd
Orlando, FL 32828
Licensed for 12 years, Irene Beatriz Pons is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeas... read more >

Joel C. Wilson

Joel C. Wilson
Wilson Law Firm
1415 E Robinson St Ste A
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Joel C. Wilson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Natalie Dian Hall

Natalie Dian Hall
The Law Office of Natalie D. Hall, P.A.
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 14 years, Natalie Dian Hall is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Drake University Law School... read more >

Bill Williams Horton

Bill Williams Horton
Law Office of Bill W. Horton
1909 Gerda Terrace
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 35 years, Bill Williams Horton is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Billy Irwin Jackson

Billy Irwin Jackson
Law Office of Billy I. Jackson, P.A.
333 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Billy Irwin Jackson is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Roger L Weeden

Roger L Weeden
Law Office of Roger L. Weeden
200 E Robinson St Ste 1150
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 40 years, Roger L Weeden is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Patrick M Delaney

Patrick M Delaney
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Lincoln Plaza 300 S Orange Ave Ste 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Patrick M Delaney is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School o... read more >

Elizabeth Jane Johnson

Elizabeth Jane Johnson
Stovash, Case & Tingley, P.A.
220 N Rosalind Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 4 years, Elizabeth Jane Johnson is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Emory University School o... read more >

Samuel T Lea

Samuel T Lea
Law Office of Samuel T. Lea
200 Pasadena Pl
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Samuel T Lea is a Family Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Universi... read more >

Patrick Michael Megaro

Patrick Michael Megaro
Patrick Michael Megaro, Esq.
1300 N Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 15 years, Patrick Michael Megaro is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Maurice A. Deane School ... read more >

Curtis Dee Mendenhall

Curtis Dee Mendenhall
Curtis D. Mendenhall, Attorney At Law
Curtis D. Mendenhall, Attorney At Law PO Box 2629
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 21 years, Curtis Dee Mendenhall is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Scot Ainsworth

Jeffrey Scot Ainsworth
1501 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 11 years, Jeffrey Scot Ainsworth is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University Colleg... read more >

Jerry Saul Luxenberg

Jerry Saul Luxenberg
801 N Magnolia Ave Ste 300
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 48 years, Jerry Saul Luxenberg is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George Sch... read more >

Bruce Robert Bogan

Bruce Robert Bogan
Hilyard, Bogan & Palmer P.A.
105 E Robinson St Ste 201
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 33 years, Bruce Robert Bogan is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford Unive... read more >

Ronda Denise Westfall

Ronda Denise Westfall
The Westfall Law Firm, P.A.
1060 Woodcock Rd Ste 101
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 13 years, Ronda Denise Westfall is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Russell Francis McLatchey

Russell Francis McLatchey
1732 N. Ronald reagan Blvd.
Longwood, FL 32750
Licensed for 33 years, Russell Francis McLatchey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Mariavittoria Eggebrecht

Mariavittoria Eggebrecht
Sanchez and Eggebrecht, P.A.
37 N Orange Ave Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 10 years, Mariavittoria Eggebrecht is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of ... read more >

John N Knutton

John N Knutton
Compass Law
1214 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, John N Knutton is a Immigration Law and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Ingrid Francoeur Adams

Ingrid Francoeur Adams
Francoeur Law Firm, LLC
1805 W Colonial Dr Ste C-1
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, Ingrid Francoeur Adams is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of... read more >

Jacqueline Bozzuto

Jacqueline Bozzuto
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed
215 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 31 years, Jacqueline Bozzuto is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Michael Sean Brown

Michael Sean Brown
Law Office of Michael S. Brown, PLLC
150 N Orange Ave Ste 407
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 10 years, Michael Sean Brown is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of L... read more >

Deborah A Cook

Deborah A Cook
Deborah A. Cook, P.A.
1314 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Deborah A Cook is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Pedro A Dearaujo

Pedro A Dearaujo
PD Law Firm, P.A.
6965 Piazza Grande Ave Ste 303
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 6 years, Pedro A Dearaujo is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Andrew J. LaFave

Andrew J. LaFave
Law Offices of Andrew J. LaFave, P.A.
3900 Lake Sarah Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 14 years, Andrew J. LaFave is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University ... read more >

Angel M Mercado

Angel M Mercado
Angel Law Firm
672 N Semoran Blvd Ste 203
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 8 years, Angel M Mercado is a Personal Injury and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Thomas R Olsen

Thomas R Olsen
Olsen Law Partners, LLP
2518 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 38 years, Thomas R Olsen is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford Universit... read more >

Frederic Ezequiel Waczewski

Frederic Ezequiel Waczewski
Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A
6996 Piazza Grande Ave
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 16 years, Frederic Ezequiel Waczewski is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Florida State University Coll... read more >

Stacey Dawn Wilson

Stacey Dawn Wilson
Wilson Legal Group, P.A.
7635 Ashley Park Ct Ste 503S
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 12 years, Stacey Dawn Wilson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Donald Roosevelt Henderson

Donald Roosevelt Henderson
Mateer & Harbert, P.A. PO Box 2854
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 29 years, Donald Roosevelt Henderson is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >

David William Sackman

David William Sackman
The Sackman Trial Group, P.A.
933 Lee Rd Ste 327
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 15 years, David William Sackman is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ... read more >

Steven George Casanova

Steven George Casanova
2323 South Bannock St
Melbourne, FL 32901
Licensed for 20 years, Steven George Casanova is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Washburn University S... read more >

Seksanh Joe Panyanouvong

Seksanh Joe Panyanouvong
The Panya Law Firm, P.A.
200 E Robinson St Ste 1220
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Seksanh Joe Panyanouvong is a Employment Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Northeastern University School ... read more >

Albairis Concepci?n

Albairis Concepci?n
Manzo & Associates, P.A.
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 2 years, Albairis Concepci?n is a Civil Trial Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Ba... 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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