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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Attorney Biography

Lawrence Meltzer graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After working in the private sector for a couple of years, Lawrence was accepted into Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 1996. Lawrence graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and achieved his juris doctor in May of 1999.

After completing law school Lawrence practiced civil law until 2001 when he was offered the position of Assistant State Attorney with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office.

Lawrence’s tenure with the State Attorney’s Office started in the County Court Division in which he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes such as DUI, Reckless driving, Battery, Assault, Thefts and Juvenile Delinquency/Dependency related crimes.

During his time in county court, Lawrence Meltzer tried over 60 jury trials. Most of which were DUI offenses, therefor the experience allowed him to develop an extensive knowledge of DUI law and specific issues dealing with sobriety tests such as, breath testing, urine testing and impairment by alcohol.

Lawrence has participated in well over 45 felony trials through verdict during his time in the Felony Trial Unit, which includes trials for Felony DUI, DUI With Serious Bodily Injury, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death or Injury, Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Armed Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking.

In 2005, Meltzer left the prosecution side of criminal law and was hired as lead trial counsel for the Broward County Office of The Ticket Clinic. There he defended many clients on misdemeanor and felony DUI charges and represented clients on criminal traffic offenses and violations.

After 6 years and thousands of cases later, Lawrence Meltzer was hired at Parks & Braxton, P.A., a law firm dedicated to defending DUI through out the sate of Florida.

When Lawrence Meltzer initially met Steven Bell in 2005 as an Assistant Public Defender where they were assigned to the very same courtroom, their respect grew based on each other’s legal acumen, dedication to ethics, trial skill and overall legal professionalism.

It eventually became clear that each had the same vision of what a lawyer’s core value’s should be and how a law firm could be founded based on these values. Sparking the creating of Meltzer & Bell P.A, DUI & Criminal Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (14%)
Federal Crimes (8%)
DUI / DWI (8%)
Drug Crimes (7%)
Marijuana Law (7%)
Juvenile Defense (7%)
Domestic Violence (7%)
Criminal Appellate Law (7%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (7%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (7%)
White Collar Crime (7%)
Probation Violations (7%)
Sex Crimes (7%)
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Résumé - Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
Partner at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.

Attorney at Parks & Braxton, P.A.

Attorney at The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm

Assistant State Attorney at Law Offices of Michael J. Satz, State Attorney

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Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor

American University

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Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)

Federal Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida

Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

General Member
National College for DUI Defense

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Awards & Honors

Top 100 DUI Attorney
National Advocacy for DUI Defense

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Lawyer Legion

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated

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Case Results - Lawrence Michael Meltzer

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Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon
The Defendant was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after allegedly striking his wife with a broken beer bottle in his home office. These...

Unemployment Compensation Fraud
The Defendant was charged with Unemployment Compensation Fraud, a third degree felony. The alleged fraud was discovered by the Department of Economic Opportunity on December 3, 2012. The state formall...

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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Office: 754-755-8554
Fax: 561-300-2192
Cell: 561-500-5000

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Nonprofit Organizations

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.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.