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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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Jessica L. De La Cruz

Jessica L. De La Cruz
Schwam-Wilcox & Associates
604 Courtland St Ste 145
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 2 years, Jessica L. De La Cruz is a Family Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

William Kyum Kim

William Kyum Kim
Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP PO Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 3 years, William Kyum Kim is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Craig Ronald Lynd

Craig Ronald Lynd
Kaufman & Lynd, PLLC
200 E Robinson St Ste 250
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 22 years, Craig Ronald Lynd is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Richard Martin Nazareth

Richard Martin Nazareth
Richard Nazareth, P.A.
124 S Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 12 years, Richard Martin Nazareth is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Marcella Maria Bouchard

Marcella Maria Bouchard
14219 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32828
Licensed for 23 years, Marcella Maria Bouchard is a Criminal Defense and Environmental Law lawyer... read more >

Brad Stewart Higginbotham

Brad Stewart Higginbotham
HD Legal Solutions, PLLC
37 N Orange Ave Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Brad Stewart Higginbotham is a Wills and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southe... read more >

Aaron Baghdadi

Aaron Baghdadi
1220 Commerce Park Dr
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 11 years, Aaron Baghdadi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Andrew C Colando Jr

Andrew C Colando Jr
131 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 40 years, Andrew C Colando Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Martin Lewis Cordell

Martin Lewis Cordell
Martin Cordell, P.A.
Martin Cordell, P.A. PO Box 547546
Orlando, FL 32854
Licensed for 44 years, Martin Lewis Cordell is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Vernesha Lasha' Mayweather

Vernesha Lasha' Mayweather
The Law Office of V. Mayweather, PLLC
501 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Vernesha Lasha' Mayweather is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of... read more >

Patricia Ann Montgomery

Patricia Ann Montgomery
Patricia A. Montgomery, P.A
4579 Westgrove Way
Orlando, FL 32808
Licensed for 18 years, Patricia Ann Montgomery is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Heather M Trick

Heather M Trick
Jordan Law FL PA
150 N Orange Ave Ste 410
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Heather M Trick is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Esther Marie Whitehead

Esther Marie Whitehead
Law Office of Esther M. Whitehead,PLLC
1205 Edgewood Ranch Rd
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 30 years, Esther Marie Whitehead is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody lawyer who attended Florida State University College ... read more >

Carol R. Buxton

Carol R. Buxton
1516 Hillcrest St Ste 109
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 16 years, Carol R. Buxton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of ... read more >

Anne-Marie L Bowen

Anne-Marie L Bowen
Anne-Marie L Bowen P.A.
816 N Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 32 years, Anne-Marie L Bowen is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Eric Leonard Bolves

Eric Leonard Bolves
Eric L. Bolves, Esq.
2110 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 36 years, Eric Leonard Bolves is a Elder Law and Products Liability lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of... read more >

Debra Wilkinson Botwin

Debra Wilkinson Botwin
Debra Wilkinson Botwin, LLC
Debra Wilkinson Botwin, LLC PO Box 568126
Orlando, FL 32856
Licensed for 31 years, Debra Wilkinson Botwin is a Civil Trial Law and Premises Liability lawyer who attended The University of Alabama Sch... read more >

Eric R Elms

Eric R Elms
Fisher Rushmer Attorneys at Law
390 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Eric R Elms is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Daniel Wayne Perry

Daniel Wayne Perry
4767 New Broad St # 1007
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 36 years, Daniel Wayne Perry is a Intellectual Property Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University Sc... read more >

Jason Andrew Breslin

Jason Andrew Breslin
DSK Law
332 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Jason Andrew Breslin is a Business Law and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida International Universi... read more >

Catherine Ann Medling

Catherine Ann Medling
Scott & Medling, P.A.
501 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 26 years, Catherine Ann Medling is a Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Michael Sigman

Michael Sigman
Sigman Sigman Notari & Sigman
PO Box 1786
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 53 years, Michael Sigman is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington College of Law - American Un... read more >

Rhonda D. Bond-Collins

Rhonda D. Bond-Collins
Bryant Miller Olive
255 S Orange Ave Ste 1350
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, Rhonda D. Bond-Collins is a Criminal Defense and Admiralty and Maritime Law lawyer who attended Washington College o... read more >

Samuel A. Walker

Samuel A. Walker
CPLS, P.A.
201 E Pine St Ste 445
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, Samuel A. Walker is a Products Liability and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Howard University School of Law... read more >

Victoria Lyn Anderson

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Anderson & Ferrin, Attorneys at Law PA
1115 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 12 years, Victoria Lyn Anderson is a Child Custody and Adoption lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Un... read more >

Stuart Ira Hyman

Stuart Ira Hyman
1520 E Amelia St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 38 years, Stuart Ira Hyman is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Ellen Annaliese Bullock

Ellen Annaliese Bullock
135 W Central Blvd Ste 670
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, Ellen Annaliese Bullock is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Jackson O Brownlee

Jackson O Brownlee
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 56 years, Jackson O Brownlee is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College ... read more >

Carlos Alfredo Ivanor

Carlos Alfredo Ivanor
The Ivanor Law Firm
1805 W Colonial Dr Ste D
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 14 years, Carlos Alfredo Ivanor is a Contracts and Family Law lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >

Teeluck Persad

Teeluck Persad
CPLS, P.A.
201 E Pine St Ste 445
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 24 years, Teeluck Persad is a Real Estate Law and Family Law lawyer who attended The University of Akron School of Law... read more >

Katherine Rodriguez Rivera

Katherine Rodriguez Rivera
Law Office Of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A
6996 Piazza Grande Ave Ste 311
Orlando, FL 32835
Licensed for 2 years, Katherine Rodriguez Rivera is a Immigration Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ... read more >

Simon Lawrence Wiseman

Simon Lawrence Wiseman
The Wiseman Law Firm
1115 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 19 years, Simon Lawrence Wiseman is a Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >

James Michael Braedyn

James Michael Braedyn
James M. Braedyn, P.A.
5373 Watervista Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
Licensed for 39 years, James Michael Braedyn is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Ann Marie Farrell

Ann Marie Farrell
Lim Law
2307 Mt Vernon St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 4 years, Ann Marie Farrell is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Un... read more >

Michael Andrew O'Brien

Michael Andrew O'Brien
Michael A. O'Brien P. A.
1115 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 35 years, Michael Andrew O'Brien is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College o... read more >

Min Ho So

Min Ho So
Min H. So Law Firm, P.A.
5401 S Kirkman Rd Ste 310
Orlando, FL 32819
Licensed for 25 years, Min Ho So is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Kenneth Jerome Thomas

Kenneth Jerome Thomas
Law Office of Kenneth J. Thomas
1500 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 21 years, Kenneth Jerome Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Andrew Blake Albaugh

Andrew Blake Albaugh
200 S Orange Ave Ste 2600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 3 years, Andrew Blake Albaugh is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Vanderbilt Law School... read more >

Alfredo Robert Zamora

Alfredo Robert Zamora
2014 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Alfredo Robert Zamora is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levi... read more >

Stacey E. Kircher

Stacey E. Kircher
Office of Julie Lewis Hauf, P.L.
861 W Morse Blvd Ste 125
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 11 years, Stacey E. Kircher is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Mikael Lindsey Hirsch

Mikael Lindsey Hirsch
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
255 S Orange Ave Ste 900
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Mikael Lindsey Hirsch is a Copyrights and Wills lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Universit... read more >

Mark R. Lippman

Mark R. Lippman
Lippman Law Offices, P.A.
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 19 years, Mark R. Lippman is a Civil Trial Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southea... read more >

Coleman Washington Watson

Coleman Washington Watson
Watson LLP
Watson LLP PO Box 3586
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 9 years, Coleman Washington Watson is a Intellectual Property Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended New York Law Sc... read more >

David James Akins

David James Akins
Dean Mead Egerton et al.
420 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 35 years, David James Akins is a Criminal Defense and Estate Planning lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College ... read more >

George Paul Chandler

George Paul Chandler
Law Office of Erin Morse
1030 N Orange Ave Ste 102
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, George Paul Chandler is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of ... read more >

Mario Antonio Ceballos

Mario Antonio Ceballos
The Ceballos Law Firm, P.A.
638 Broadway Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 12 years, Mario Antonio Ceballos is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of ... read more >

Mark Anthony Arias

Mark Anthony Arias
6220 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Licensed for 28 years, Mark Anthony Arias is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

James Barr Bogner

James Barr Bogner
225 E Robinson St Ste 600 PO Box 2854
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 50 years, James Barr Bogner is a Criminal Defense and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Carey Nicolas Bos

Carey Nicolas Bos
201 S Orange Ave Ste 475
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 41 years, Carey Nicolas Bos is a Criminal Defense and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >

Douglas C Bowdoin

Douglas C Bowdoin
255 S Orange Ave Ste 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 39 years, Douglas C Bowdoin is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College ... 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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