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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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Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 49 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Donald Alan Lykkebak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Call 407-540-1551
Richard Hornsby is a third generation Central Floridian and a second generation criminal defense lawyer. He is dual Board Certified in Crimi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Hornsby
Life Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Richard Hornsby
Lifetime Member,
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Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 31 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

James Cheney Mason

James Cheney Mason
J. Cheney Mason, P.A.
250 S Park Ave Suite 2100
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 48 years, James Cheney Mason is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
James Cheney Mason
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Mark Elias Nejame

Mark Elias Nejame
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 39 years, Mark Elias Nejame is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mark Elias Nejame
Member

Mark Matthew O'Mara

Mark Matthew O'Mara
O'Mara Law Group
1416 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 37 years, Mark Matthew O'Mara is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Matthew O'Mara
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jaya Balani

Jaya Balani
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Jaya Balani is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

William Jay Sheaffer

William Jay Sheaffer
William J. Sheaffer, P.A.
11 N Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 41 years, William Jay Sheaffer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
William Jay Sheaffer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Leslie LeAnn Thomas

Leslie LeAnn Thomas
The Law Offices of Mark H. Ruff, P.A.
630 N Wymore Rd Suite 101
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 17 years, Leslie LeAnn Thomas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin 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 >
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National College for DUI Defense
Andrew Frank Nickolaou
General Member

Whitney Stacel Boan

Whitney Stacel Boan
Whitney S. Boan, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave #2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 15 years, Whitney Stacel Boan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law... read more >

Bert Wendell Barclay

Bert Wendell Barclay
Weiss, Grunor, Barclay & Barnett
1059 Maitland Center Commons Blvd
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 35 years, Bert Wendell Barclay is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 27 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >
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Florida Justice Association
William D. Umansky
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Thomas Bert Feiter

Thomas Bert Feiter
Fighter Law
120 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Thomas Bert Feiter is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Bert Feiter
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph Flynn is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Joseph Flynn
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Mark Timothy Conan

Mark Timothy Conan
320 N Magnolia Ave Suite A1
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 25 years, Mark Timothy Conan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Timothy Conan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Donald Robert West

Donald Robert West
636 W Yale St
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 38 years, Donald Robert West is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SUNY Buffalo Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Donald Robert West
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jeffery Mark Pfister

Jeffery Mark Pfister
107 W Main St Suite A
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 41 years, Jeffery Mark Pfister is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Florida State Universi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jeffery Mark Pfister
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Thomas Devlin Sommerville

Thomas Devlin Sommerville
Law Office of Thomas D. Sommerville P.A.
820 N Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 21 years, Thomas Devlin Sommerville is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Devlin Sommerville
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Warren William Lindsey

Warren William Lindsey
Lindsey & Ferry, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Ave Suite 1
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 39 years, Warren William Lindsey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Warren William Lindsey
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Lawrence J Avallone

Lawrence J Avallone
Avallone Law P.A.
605 S Orange St
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Licensed for 13 years, Lawrence J Avallone is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Appalachian School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Lawrence J Avallone
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David William Davich

David William Davich
Cohen Law Group
350 N Lake Destiny Rd
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 8 years, David William Davich is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Harold George Uhrig

Harold George Uhrig
Associated Law Groups, PLC
529 Versailles Dr Ste 104
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 44 years, Harold George Uhrig is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

Maria DiBlasio Hale

Maria DiBlasio Hale
Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A.
545 Delaney Avenue Suite 7
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 20 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

David Dean Fussell

David Dean Fussell
Fussell Law Firm P A
636 W Yale St
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 35 years, David Dean Fussell is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
David Dean Fussell
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univers... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
David S Katz
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Jay Roger Rooth

Jay Roger Rooth
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 16 years, Jay Roger Rooth is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univ... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jay Roger Rooth
Member

Samantha Elizabeth Habermehl

Samantha Elizabeth Habermehl
Groelle & Salmon, P.A.
485 N Keller Rd Ste 151
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 5 years, Samantha Elizabeth Habermehl is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univer... read more >

Mark Lawrence Horwitz

Mark Lawrence Horwitz
Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
17 E Pine St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 47 years, Mark Lawrence Horwitz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Lawrence Horwitz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Daniel Joseph Lopez

Daniel Joseph Lopez
Pearson Doyle Mohre & Pastis
485 N Keller Rd Ste 401
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 3 years, Daniel Joseph Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Peter Joseph Basil Zies

Peter Joseph Basil Zies
533 Versailles Dr Ste 200
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 29 years, Peter Joseph Basil Zies is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Bryan J. McCarthy

Bryan J. McCarthy
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC
2715 N Harbor City Blvd #4
Melbourne, FL 32935
Licensed for 9 years, Bryan J. McCarthy is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of L... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bryan J. McCarthy
Member

Sean William Landers

Sean William Landers
The Baez Law Firm
23 S Osceola Ave Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Sean William Landers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Sean William Landers
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael D Morrison

Michael D Morrison
Law Office of Michael Morrison, LLC
435 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Michael D Morrison is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael D Morrison
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Melissa E Vickers

Melissa E Vickers
Morgan and Morgan
20 N Orange Ave Ste 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Melissa E Vickers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Melissa E Vickers
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Adam Lloyd Pollack

Adam Lloyd Pollack
Law Office of Adam L Pollack, P.A.
933 Lee Road Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 23 years, Adam Lloyd Pollack is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Adam Lloyd Pollack
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael E. Zmijewski

Michael E. Zmijewski
Z Law Firm
605 East Robinson Street Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Michael E. Zmijewski is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

Don Waggoner

Don Waggoner
Don Waggoner Law, P.A.
1013 Verona St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 25 years, Don Waggoner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Scho... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Don Waggoner
Life Member

Lyle Mazin

Lyle Mazin
Mazin Law
200 E. Robinson Street Suite 1140
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Lyle Mazin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

William Rudolf Ponall

William Rudolf Ponall
Ponall Law
253 N Orlando Ave Ste 201
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 19 years, William Rudolf Ponall is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Lev... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
William Rudolf Ponall
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

Colleen Ann Nunzio

Colleen Ann Nunzio
Law Office of Alan M. Schwerer, P.A.
1310 W Colonial Dr Ste 35
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 27 years, Colleen Ann Nunzio is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Colleen Ann Nunzio
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Cary Frank Rada

Cary Frank Rada
Fifth Judicial Circuit
550 W Main St Ste 2
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 25 years, Cary Frank Rada is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Cary Frank Rada
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher

Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher
1238 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 14 years, Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hamline University School of Law... read more >

Ronald E Fox

Ronald E Fox
Ronald E. Fox, P.A.
PO Box 319
Umatilla, FL 32784
Licensed for 45 years, Ronald E Fox is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Ronald E Fox
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Darryl Richard Smith

Darryl Richard Smith
Smith & Eulo Law Firm
32 N Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
Licensed for 8 years, Darryl Richard Smith is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Vanderbilt University Law School... read more >

Joel Leppard

Joel Leppard
Leppard Law
638 Broadway Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Joel Leppard is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of La... read more >

Kelly Bryan Sims

Kelly Bryan Sims
Law Office of Kelly B. Sims, P.A.
605 E Robinson St Suite 450
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 34 years, Kelly Bryan Sims is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Kelly Bryan Sims
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Eric Joseph Dirga

Eric Joseph Dirga
Eric J Dirga, PA
733 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 24 years, Eric Joseph Dirga is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin Co... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Eric Joseph Dirga
Member

Robert James Buonauro

Robert James Buonauro
Robert J Buonauro PA
722 Vassar St Suite 1630
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 47 years, Robert James Buonauro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samfo... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Robert James Buonauro
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Chung Wook Kim

Chung Wook Kim
Chung-Wook Kim, P. A.
214 Annie St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 25 years, Chung Wook Kim is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Chung Wook Kim
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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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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