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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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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 561-557-8686
Award-winning defense attorney defending the rights of southern Floridians.... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Steven Kenneth Bell
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Life Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Steven Kenneth Bell
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
Member
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Steven Kenneth Bell
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
110 SE 6th St Suite 1749
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 754-755-8554
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
Life Member
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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
General Member
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Member

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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American Association for Justice
Ivan Abrams
Member

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 >

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
Nisha E. Bacchus
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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 >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Jeffrey S Weiner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Robert Scott Reiff
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David Bill Rothman

David Bill Rothman
200 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2770
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 42 years, David Bill Rothman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
David Bill Rothman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Benedict P Kuehne

Benedict P Kuehne
Kuehne Davis Law, P.A.
100 SE 2nd St Suite 3550
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 42 years, Benedict P Kuehne is a Civil Trial Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of La... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Benedict P Kuehne
Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice

David Edelstein

David Edelstein
David M Edelstein, P.A.
4770 Biscayne Blvd #1250
Miami, FL 33137
Licensed for 22 years, David Edelstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Edelstein
Life Member

Simon Patrick Dray

Simon Patrick Dray
S. Patrick Dray, P.A.
40 NW 3rd St Suite 2050
Miami, FL 33128
Licensed for 20 years, Simon Patrick Dray is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Simon Patrick Dray
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Thomas William Mote II

Thomas William Mote II
Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II PA
848 Brickell Ave Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 17 years, Thomas William Mote II is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Thomas William Mote II
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Roy Jeffrey Kahn

Roy Jeffrey Kahn
Roy J. Kahn, P.A.
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 43 years, Roy Jeffrey Kahn 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
Roy Jeffrey Kahn
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Harry Martin Solomon

Harry Martin Solomon
Harry M. Solomon P.A.
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 43 years, Harry Martin Solomon 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
Harry Martin Solomon
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Steve Rossi
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Roger Cabrera

Roger Cabrera
Roger Cabrera, P.A.
333 SE 2nd Ave Suite 303
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 21 years, Roger Cabrera 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
Roger Cabrera
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Roseanne Eckert

Roseanne Eckert
The Eckert Law Firm, PLLC
1010 SW 8th St Suite 400
Miami, FL 33130
Licensed for 23 years, Roseanne Eckert is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Roseanne Eckert
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Omar Antonio Lopez

Omar Antonio Lopez
Omar Lopez Law
848 Brickell Avenue #800
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 14 years, Omar Antonio Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Omar Antonio Lopez
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Robert G Amsel

Robert G Amsel
Ross, Amsel, Raben, Nascimento PLLC
2250 SW 3rd Ave 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 37 years, Robert G Amsel is a Personal Injury and 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
Robert G Amsel
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Robert David Malove
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Sherri Ann Romano

Sherri Ann Romano
Sherri A. Romano, P.A.
150 W Flagler St Suite 2850
Miami, FL 33130
Licensed for 19 years, Sherri Ann Romano is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Sherri Ann Romano
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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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Neil G Taylor
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Terence Michael Lenamon

Terence Michael Lenamon
Lenamon Law
245 SE 1st St Suite 3070
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 26 years, Terence Michael Lenamon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Unive... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Terence Michael Lenamon
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Kenneth M Swartz

Kenneth M Swartz
Swartz Law Firm
14 NE 1st Ave Suite 3070
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 38 years, Kenneth M Swartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Kenneth M Swartz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Sabrina Vora-Puglisi

Sabrina Vora-Puglisi
Puglisi Law
40 NW 3rd St ph 1
Miami, FL 33128
Licensed for 19 years, Sabrina Vora-Puglisi 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
Sabrina Vora-Puglisi
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jeffrey Mark Harris
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Chad Piotrowski

Chad Piotrowski
Law Office of Chad Piotrowski, Esq.
100 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 12 years, Chad Piotrowski is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Widener Univerity School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chad Piotrowski
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Neal Russell Sonnett

Neal Russell Sonnett
Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.
2 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 52 years, Neal Russell Sonnett is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Neal Russell Sonnett
Life Member

Jude Faccidomo

Jude Faccidomo
Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC
1450 Brickell Avenue Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 14 years, Jude Faccidomo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul Domenic Petruzzi

Paul Domenic Petruzzi
Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A.
8101 Biscayne Blvd PH-701
Miami, FL 33138
Licensed for 26 years, Paul Domenic Petruzzi is a Health Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Paul Domenic Petruzzi
Life Member

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
E.J. Hubbs
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly
Law Office of Paul J. Donnelly, P.A.
8101 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 311
Miami, FL 33138
Licensed for 27 years, Paul Donnelly is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Paul Donnelly
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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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Marlene Markowitz

Marlene Markowitz
Marlene Markowitz Law Offices, P.A.
150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 300
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 8 years, Marlene Markowitz is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Bruce H Lehr

Bruce H Lehr
Lehr Levi & Mendez, P.A.
1401 Brickell Avenue Suite 910
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 38 years, Bruce H Lehr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ruben M. Scolavino

Ruben M. Scolavino
Scolavino Law
NE 26th Ave
Miami, FL 33160
Ruben M. Scolavino is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Burton Blecher

Jonathan Burton Blecher
Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
9150 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 37 years, Jonathan Burton Blecher is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jonathan Burton Blecher
Member

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 >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Ralph Steven Behr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr

Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr
Samuel J. Rabin, Jr., P.A.
800 Brickell Ave Suite 606
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 40 years, Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Univer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Samuel Joseph Rabin Jr
Life Member

Joseph Steven Rosenbaum

Joseph Steven Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum & Acevedo, L.L.P.
40 NW 3rd St Suite 101
Miami, FL 33128
Licensed for 42 years, Joseph Steven Rosenbaum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joseph Steven Rosenbaum
Life Member

Scott Alan Srebnick

Scott Alan Srebnick
Scott A. Srebnick, P. A.
201 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 1380
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 28 years, Scott Alan Srebnick is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Scott Alan Srebnick
Life Member

Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez
Omar Lopez Law
848 Brickell Avenue Suite #800
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 14 years, Omar Lopez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Ramon de la Cabada

Ramon de la Cabada
Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada, P.A.
1001 Brickell Bay Dr Suite N1103
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 28 years, Ramon de la Cabada is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ramon de la Cabada
Life Member

Brian Lee Tannebaum

Brian Lee Tannebaum
Tannebaum Weiss, PL
1 SE 3rd Ave Suite 2850
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 24 years, Brian Lee Tannebaum is a Criminal Defense and Legal Malpractice lawyer who attended Stetson University College of La... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian Lee Tannebaum
Life Member,
Past President (2010-2011)

Jacob M Denaro

Jacob M Denaro
Jack M. Denaro, P.A.
7700 N Kendall Dr Suite 504
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 49 years, Jacob M Denaro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jacob M Denaro
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Rafael Millares

Rafael Millares
Millares Law Firm P.A.
6401 SW 87th Avenue Suite 100
Miami, FL 33173
Licensed for 18 years, Rafael Millares is a Insurance Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami Law School... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rafael Millares
Member

Ronald J. Manto

Ronald J. Manto
Ronald J. Manto, Attorney at Law
888 Biscayne Blvd Ste 505
miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 25 years, Ronald J. Manto is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National Criminal Defense College... read more >

Antonio F Valiente

Antonio F Valiente
Valiente Law, P.A.
701 Brickell Ave Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 9 years, Antonio F Valiente is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended American University, Washington Col... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Antonio F Valiente
Member

Court Edward Keeley

Court Edward Keeley
Court Keeley, P.A.
169 E Flagler St Ste 1620
Miami, FL 33131
Licensed for 13 years, Court Edward Keeley is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Court Edward Keeley
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Yehuda Bruck

Yehuda Bruck
The Law Office of Bruck & Tischler
100 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 15 years, Yehuda Bruck is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... 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."


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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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