Karen J. Tufte has been practicing criminal defense along the treasure coast since 1994. Karen has represented thousands of individuals charged with criminal offenses ranging from simple misdemeanors to capital felonies and has extensive trial experience. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, you need to retain a competent, qualified criminal defense attorney. Karen J. Tufte has been certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in the field of criminal defense. This certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar. Only 7 percent of all eligible Florida Bar members are board certified and Karen J Tufte is proud to one of only 375 attorneys in the entire state of Florida to be board certified as an expert in criminal trial. Certification must be renewed every 5 years and Karen has retained this certification since 2000. Your choice of legal representation can be a major factor affecting the outcome of your case, shouldn’t you choose a designated expert? You do not have to be a “criminal” to be arrested. Many clients are good people who make a mistake that has criminal consequences or have been falsely accused of a crime. Karen J Tufte is not only a zealous advocate, but a compassionate person who cares about the outcome of your case.