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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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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 >

Jeffrey Duane Deen

Jeffrey Duane Deen
101 Sunnytown Rd Suite 310
Casselberry, FL 32707
Licensed for 34 years, Jeffrey Duane Deen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kelley Kaye Hasson

Kelley Kaye Hasson
1410 Emerson St
Leesburg, FL 34748
Licensed for 10 years, Kelley Kaye Hasson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tammy Lanette Jaques

Tammy Lanette Jaques
121 W Wisconsin Ave Suite B
Deland, FL 32720
Licensed for 19 years, Tammy Lanette Jaques is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Derek Eliot Bruce

Derek Eliot Bruce
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
200 S Orange Ave Ste 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Derek Eliot Bruce is a Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Rafael Joseph Echemendia

Rafael Joseph Echemendia
Echemendia Law Firm, P.A.
201 Main Street
Auburndale, FL 33823
Licensed for 21 years, Rafael Joseph Echemendia is a Civil Trial Law and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended The Ohio State University ... read more >

John Armando Boudet

John Armando Boudet
GrayRobinson, P.A.
301 E Pine St Ste 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 34 years, John Armando Boudet is a Products Liability and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... 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 >

Gail C Bradford

Gail C Bradford
Dean, Ringers, Morgan and Lawton, P.A.
201 E Pine St Ste 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, Gail C Bradford is a Administrative Law and Dog Bites lawyer... read more >

Teodoro Marrero

Teodoro Marrero
Marrero Law Firm, P.A.
100 S Orange Ave Ste 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 30 years, Teodoro Marrero is a Appellate Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeast... read more >

Neal Gerard Bourda

Neal Gerard Bourda
PO Box 621411
Orlando, FL 32862
Licensed for 21 years, Neal Gerard Bourda is a Products Liability and Personal Injury lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of L... read more >

Kathleen A.M. Krak

Kathleen A.M. Krak
Shutts & Bowen L L P PO Box 4956
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 21 years, Kathleen A.M. Krak is a Administrative Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Michael J Carter

Michael J Carter
20 N Orange Ave Ste 1607
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 31 years, Michael J Carter is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Meredith McCrea Caruso

Meredith McCrea Caruso
Florida Association of Realtors
7025 Augusta National Dr
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 10 years, Meredith McCrea Caruso is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University Col... 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 >

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 >

William A Boyles

William A Boyles
GrayRobinson P A
PO Box 3068
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 42 years, William A Boyles is a Tax Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Randy Allan Bock

Randy Allan Bock
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
1900 Summit Tower Blvd Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 8 years, Randy Allan Bock is a Insurance Bad Faith and Products Liability lawyer... read more >

Gia Songur

Gia Songur
Songur & Associate, P.A.
2151 Consulate Dr Ste 14
Orlando, FL 32837
Licensed for 17 years, Gia Songur is a Criminal Defense and Adoption lawyer who attended Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Facultad... 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 >

Rutledge MacDonald Bradford

Rutledge MacDonald Bradford
Bradford Cederberg, P.A.
2900 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 28 years, Rutledge MacDonald Bradford is a Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Emory University School of ... read more >

Julie Hoover Brodis

Julie Hoover Brodis
Estes, Ingram, Foels, & Gibbs, P.A.
37 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Julie Hoover Brodis is a Personal Injury and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Heather M Boadella

Heather M Boadella
2097 Biddle Alley
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 18 years, Heather M Boadella is a Employment Law and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Colle... read more >

Jeremy K Markman

Jeremy K Markman
King & Markman, P.A.
941 Lake Baldwin Ln Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 23 years, Jeremy K Markman is a Personal Injury and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of Law... read more >

Shannon Lea Akins

Shannon Lea Akins
Law Offices of Shannon L Akins, P A
Law Offices of Shannon L Akins, P A PO Box 4307
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 30 years, Shannon Lea Akins is a Motor Vehicle Accidents and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin ... read more >

Vincent Alan Boothe

Vincent Alan Boothe
410 Canary Island Ct
Orlando, FL 32828
Licensed for 14 years, Vincent Alan Boothe is a Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeas... read more >

Matthew Anthony Leibert

Matthew Anthony Leibert
Law Office of Matthew Leibert
5782a S Semoran Blvd Suite 2025
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 31 years, Matthew Anthony Leibert is a Personal Injury and Admiralty and Maritime Law lawyer who attended University of Florid... 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 >

Richard Valle

Richard Valle
THE VALLE LAW FIRM, P.A.
1417 N Semoran Blvd Ste 205
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 14 years, Richard Valle is a Contracts and Wills lawyer who attended Albany Law School... read more >

Michael Harrison Bowling

Michael Harrison Bowling
2707 E Jefferson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 38 years, Michael Harrison Bowling is a Elder Law and Family Law lawyer who attended New England Law | Boston... read more >

Matthew Paul Ferry

Matthew Paul Ferry
Kirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure & Ponall, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Ave Suite 1
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 13 years, Matthew Paul Ferry is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University... read more >

Michael James Foley

Michael James Foley
Michael J. Foley, P.A.
2646 Oakington St Suite 104408
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Licensed for 17 years, Michael James Foley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Richard Nick Kelley

Richard Nick Kelley
Richard Nick Kelley, P.A.
206 S Beaumont Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 39 years, Richard Nick Kelley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Brian Max Monk

Brian Max Monk
Sessums Law Group
1102 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33803
Licensed for 14 years, Brian Max Monk is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Mark H Randall

Mark H Randall
Law Office of Mark H Randall
870 E State Rd 434
Longwood, FL 32750
Licensed for 44 years, Mark H Randall is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Michael David Barber

Michael David Barber
Lindsey and Ferry, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 8 years, Michael David Barber is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Howard Currie

Howard Currie
Howard Currie, P.A.
255 Primera Blvd Ste 160
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Licensed for 15 years, Howard Currie is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... 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 >

Robert Jerome Nesmith

Robert Jerome Nesmith
THE NESMITH LAW GROUP, LLC
250 N Orange Ave Ste 600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 30 years, Robert Jerome Nesmith is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >

Stephen Urban Baer

Stephen Urban Baer
The Baer Law Firm
4630 S Kirkman Rd Ste 307
Orlando, FL 32811
Licensed for 2 years, Stephen Urban Baer is a Commercial Real Estate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Marshall-Wythe School of Law ... read more >

Elizabeth Leonard Booth

Elizabeth Leonard Booth
516 Woodland St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 34 years, Elizabeth Leonard Booth is a Medical Malpractice and Mass Tort lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Colle... read more >

Nannette Alban

Nannette Alban
Law Offices of Clint Curtis and Associat
E South St
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 7 years, Nannette Alban is a Bankruptcy and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Ba... read more >

Christine Ann Wasula

Christine Ann Wasula
Cole, Scott & Kissane PA
1900 Summit Tower Blvd Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 21 years, Christine Ann Wasula is a Civil Trial Law and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Rajeev Tulsidas Nayee

Rajeev Tulsidas Nayee
Rajeev T. Nayee, P.A.
1300 N Semoran Blvd Ste 215
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 14 years, Rajeev Tulsidas Nayee is a Business Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College 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 >

Allan Carl Aksell

Allan Carl Aksell
Aksell & Vargo, PA PO Box 607734
Orlando, FL 32860
Licensed for 30 years, Allan Carl Aksell is a Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >

Philip Fredrich Bonus

Philip Fredrich Bonus
1115 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 37 years, Philip Fredrich Bonus is a Wrongful Death and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Richard Scott Jackson

Richard Scott Jackson
101 N Woodland Blvd Suite 217
Deland, FL 32720
Licensed for 34 years, Richard Scott Jackson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Cecelia Bonifay

Cecelia Bonifay
Akerman LLP
420 S Orange Ave Ste 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 33 years, Cecelia Bonifay is a Medical Malpractice and Premises Liability lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >

Francine Blair Bogumil

Francine Blair Bogumil
8827 Bay Harbour Blvd
Orlando, FL 32836
Licensed for 13 years, Francine Blair Bogumil is a Health Law and Elder Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaster... 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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