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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, 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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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call 954-745-7457
Lawrence Meltzer graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After wo... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National College for DUI Defense
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Nisha E. Bacchus

Nisha E. Bacchus
The Bacchus Law Firm
401 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 954-500-5555
Nisha E. Bacchus is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is the founder of The Bacchus Law Firm. Her practice is focused on complex famil... read more >
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Ivan Abrams

Ivan Abrams
Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys
8950 SW 74th Court #2201
Miami, FL 33156
Call 305-709-0880
Redefining Zealous Advocacy... read more >
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Julio Cesar Marrero

Julio Cesar Marrero
Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP
3850 Bird Road Suite #1001
Miami, FL 33146
Call 305-239-5158
Over 30 years of legal expertise serving clients in Coral Gables & Miami-Dade, Florida!... read more >

Steve Rossi

Steve Rossi
The Law Offices of Steve Rossi, P.A.
533 NE 3rd Ave Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 31 years, Steve Rossi is a Criminal Defense and Education Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 35 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris. P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 44 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Ralph Steven Behr

Ralph Steven Behr
Law Offices of Ralph Behr
888 SE 3rd Ave Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ralph Steven Behr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Hofstra University School of Law... read more >

Norm Kent

Norm Kent
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 40 years, Norm Kent is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra School of Law... read more >

David Johnathon Joffe

David Johnathon Joffe
JOFFE LAW, P.A.
110 S.E. 6TH. STREET SUITE 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 30 years, David Johnathon Joffe is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >

Greg McNeill Lauer

Greg McNeill Lauer
Lauer & Currie, P.A.
644 SE 5 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 16 years, Greg McNeill Lauer is a Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor University School of Law... read more >

Michael David Weinstein

Michael David Weinstein
Michael D. Weinstein P.A.
12 SE 7th St Suite 610
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 21 years, Michael David Weinstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >

Deric Zacca

Deric Zacca
110 SE 6th St Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 21 years, Deric Zacca is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey S Weiner

Jeffrey S Weiner
Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1910
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 45 years, Jeffrey S Weiner is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 22 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Andrew Matthew Coffey

Andrew Matthew Coffey
208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, Andrew Matthew Coffey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cen... read more >

Michael B Cohen

Michael B Cohen
6400 N Andrews Ave Suite 505
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Licensed for 43 years, Michael B Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Jonathan S Friedman

Jonathan S Friedman
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Jonathan S Friedman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Cente... read more >

Teresa Elizabeth Williams

Teresa Elizabeth Williams
1330 SE 4th Ave Suite 703
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 25 years, Teresa Elizabeth Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Joseph Robert Fasone

Joseph Robert Fasone
Law Office of Joseph R Fasone
100 SE 3 Avenue Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Licensed for 28 years, Joseph Robert Fasone is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Univ... read more >

Eric Steven Rudenberg

Eric Steven Rudenberg
Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 9 years, Eric Steven Rudenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Gerard Shelton Williams

Gerard Shelton Williams
200 SE 6th St Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 27 years, Gerard Shelton Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Antonio D. Quinn

Antonio D. Quinn
Quinn Law, P.A.
633 SE Third Avenue Suite 4F
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 14 years, Antonio D. Quinn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. John's Law School... read more >

Gary Ostrow

Gary Ostrow
Gary Ostrow PA
3000 NE 30th Pl # 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Licensed for 37 years, Gary Ostrow is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Neil G Taylor

Neil G Taylor
Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano
SunTrust Plaza, Suite 1050
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 33 years, Neil G Taylor is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - The University of Me... read more >

Robert Scott Reiff

Robert Scott Reiff
The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.
2333 Brickell Ave Suite A1
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 35 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

David Jared Sobel

David Jared Sobel
The Law Office of David J. Sobel, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Ave Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 11 years, David Jared Sobel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Hilliard Ennis Moldof

Hilliard Ennis Moldof
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 43 years, Hilliard Ennis Moldof is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

E.J. Hubbs

E.J. Hubbs
Hubbs Law, P.A.
5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Licensed for 10 years, E.J. Hubbs is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys ... read more >

Ayuban Antonio Tomas

Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, PA
121 Alhambra Plaza SUITE 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 16 years, Ayuban Antonio Tomas is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum

Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum
Law Offices of Richard L. Rosenbaum
888 S.E. 3rd Avenue Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 35 years, Richard Lawrence Rosenbaum is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - No... read more >

James Scott Benjamin

James Scott Benjamin
Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.
1700 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 1615
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 39 years, James Scott Benjamin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Huda Ajlani

Huda Ajlani
Ajlani Law P.A.
1700 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 304
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 13 years, Huda Ajlani is a Criminal Defense and Wrongful Death lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaster... read more >

Alan Randall Haas

Alan Randall Haas
A Randall Haas, P.A.
633 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 32 years, Alan Randall Haas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

James Kaye Weick Jr

James Kaye Weick Jr
James K Weick Jr PA
612 SE 5th Ave Suite 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, James Kaye Weick Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pettit College of Law - The Ohio Northern University... read more >

Jason Wyatt Kreiss

Jason Wyatt Kreiss
1824 SE 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 23 years, Jason Wyatt Kreiss is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Bruce Lee Udolf

Bruce Lee Udolf
500 E Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Licensed for 28 years, Bruce Lee Udolf is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey M Voluck

Jeffrey M Voluck
101 NE 3rd Ave Suite 1430
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 22 years, Jeffrey M Voluck is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of Law... read more >

Scott William Sakin

Scott William Sakin
Scott W. Sakin, P.A.
519 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 37 years, Scott William Sakin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >

Michael Alan Gottlieb

Michael Alan Gottlieb
1311 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 26 years, Michael Alan Gottlieb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Univers... read more >

Steven Raisman

Steven Raisman
Raisman & Raisman
214 SE 13th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 23 years, Steven Raisman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard ... read more >

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr

Richard Anthony Merlino Jr
VOLUCK & MERLINO, P.L.
100 SE 6th St Suite 1430
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Richard Anthony Merlino Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Un... read more >

Michael A. Dye

Michael A. Dye
The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA
1 E Broward Blvd #700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 15 years, Michael A. Dye is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - S... read more >

Guy Jaime Seligman

Guy Jaime Seligman
320 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 31 years, Guy Jaime Seligman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Jeremy James Kroll

Jeremy James Kroll
600 S Andrews Ave Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 23 years, Jeremy James Kroll is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Greg Ross

Greg Ross
311 SE 10th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 39 years, Greg Ross is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Brian Yaacov Silber

Brian Yaacov Silber
916 S Andrews Ave Suite 705
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Licensed for 16 years, Brian Yaacov Silber is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Andrew Parks

Andrew Parks
Parks & Braxton, PA
116 SE 6th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Andrew Parks is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael Braxton

Michael Braxton
Parks & Braxton, PA
116 SE 6th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 26 years, Michael Braxton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Carter T Hillstrom

Carter T Hillstrom
629 SE 5th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 13 years, Carter T Hillstrom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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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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