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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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Candace Adelaide Hawthorne

Candace Adelaide Hawthorne
Hawthorne Law Firm, P.A.
319 E Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 30 years, Candace Adelaide Hawthorne 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
Candace Adelaide Hawthorne
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

James Joseph Hope

James Joseph Hope
PO Box 1133
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 32 years, James Joseph Hope 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
James Joseph Hope
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Christopher Mario Donaudy

Christopher Mario Donaudy
Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit
435 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Christopher Mario Donaudy 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
Christopher Mario Donaudy
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Lawrence Gentile III

Lawrence Gentile III
1715 Spring Lake Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 53 years, Lawrence Gentile III is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Gentile III
Member

Alison Marsha Lopes

Alison Marsha Lopes
Law Offices of Alison M. Lopes, P.A.
2 Courthouse Sq
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Licensed for 11 years, Alison Marsha Lopes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Schoo... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Alison Marsha Lopes
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Benjamin David Wurtzel

Benjamin David Wurtzel
Wurtzel Law, PLLC
425 W New England Ave Ste 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 9 years, Benjamin David Wurtzel 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
Benjamin David Wurtzel
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

LeRoy E Costner

LeRoy E Costner
Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 11 years, LeRoy E Costner is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
LeRoy E Costner
Member

Monica Victorica

Monica Victorica
Harbor House, IFP Project Attorney
425 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Monica Victorica is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College o... read more >

Chad Corey Frost

Chad Corey Frost
Frost Law
415 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Chad Corey Frost is a Family Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chad Corey Frost
Member

Todd Richard Bohnenstiehl

Todd Richard Bohnenstiehl
Law Office of J Christopher Norris
201 E Pine St Ste 875
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 20 years, Todd Richard Bohnenstiehl is a Family Law and Aviation Law lawyer who attended University of Detroit Mercy School of... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Todd Richard Bohnenstiehl
Life Member

Claude Ashton Van Hook III

Claude Ashton Van Hook III
Claude Ashton Van Hook, III, Attorney
536 W New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32720
Licensed for 48 years, Claude Ashton Van Hook III 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
Claude Ashton Van Hook III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Matthew Justin Pearce

Matthew Justin Pearce
Stovash, Case & Tingley, P.A.
220 N Rosalind Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Matthew Justin Pearce is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of North Carolina School ... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Matthew Justin Pearce
Member

Catherine Chien Conlon

Catherine Chien Conlon
Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Jud
435 N Orange Ave Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Catherine Chien Conlon 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
Catherine Chien Conlon
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

William Robert Jay

William Robert Jay
State Attorney's Office 9th Judicial Cir
415 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 22 years, William Robert Jay is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
William Robert Jay
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Robert Scott Larr

Robert Scott Larr
Office of the Public Defender, 9th Cir.
435 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 32 years, Robert Scott Larr 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
Robert Scott Larr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Richard V Blystone

Richard V Blystone
Cotney Construction Law, LLP
919 Lake Baldwin Ln Ste A
Orlando, FL 32814
Licensed for 14 years, Richard V Blystone is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sout... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Richard V Blystone
Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

Blake Alan Bonsack

Blake Alan Bonsack
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
1900 Summit Tower Blvd
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 4 years, Blake Alan Bonsack is a Criminal Defense and Insurance Law lawyer who attended William S. Boyd School of Law - Univer... read more >

Michael March Brownlee

Michael March Brownlee
The Brownlee Law Firm, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2200
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 10 years, Michael March Brownlee is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College ... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael March Brownlee
Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice

Juliane Murphy Brumbaugh

Juliane Murphy Brumbaugh
Nardella & Nardella, PLLC
135 W Central Blvd Ste 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 5 years, Juliane Murphy Brumbaugh is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College of ... read more >

Sergio Cruz

Sergio Cruz
Cruz & Bano PA
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Sergio Cruz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Un... read more >

Sandra Lee Woodall

Sandra Lee Woodall
Law Office of Sandra L. Woodall
605 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Sandra Lee Woodall is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George Schoo... read more >

Michael Phillip DeVoe

Michael Phillip DeVoe
DeVoe Law Firm
1060 Woodcock Rd
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 21 years, Michael Phillip DeVoe is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >

Kenneth Cornelius Gallagher

Kenneth Cornelius Gallagher
Law offices of Kenneth Gallagher, LLC
250 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Kenneth Cornelius Gallagher is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Jerry Girley

Jerry Girley
The Girley Law Firm P. A.
117 E Marks St Ste A
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 12 years, Jerry Girley is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univ... read more >

Donna M Goerner

Donna M Goerner
Donna M. Goerner, Esquire
Donna M. Goerner, Esquire PO Box 160266
Altamonte Springs, FL 32716
Licensed for 23 years, Donna M Goerner 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
Donna M Goerner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Steven Scott Graves

Steven Scott Graves
Public Defender's Office - Ninth Circuit
435 N Orange Ave Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Steven Scott Graves is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Steven Scott Graves
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

George Stephen Kerestes Jr

George Stephen Kerestes Jr
Kerestes Law Firm PLLC
Kerestes Law Firm PLLC PO Box 2193
Orlando, FL 32802
Licensed for 13 years, George Stephen Kerestes Jr is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of... read more >

Juliette Michelle Koves

Juliette Michelle Koves
DSK Law
332 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Juliette Michelle Koves is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Co... read more >

Lauren Lynn Millcarek

Lauren Lynn Millcarek
Shutts & Bowen LLP
300 S Orange Ave Ste 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Lauren Lynn Millcarek is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Colle... read more >

Kevin Miles Morenski

Kevin Miles Morenski
Morenski Law, P.A.
121 S Orange Ave Ste 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 6 years, Kevin Miles Morenski is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Danny Ray Mosley

Danny Ray Mosley
P.O. Box 7800
550 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 29 years, Danny Ray Mosley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Danny Ray Mosley
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

Barry William Rigby

Barry William Rigby
Law Offices of Barry Rigby, P.A.
2462 E Michigan St Ste 106
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 33 years, Barry William Rigby is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of ... read more >

Brandon Michael Sapp

Brandon Michael Sapp
DSK Law
332 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Brandon Michael Sapp is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Col... read more >

Chelsea Leigh Simmons

Chelsea Leigh Simmons
Office of the Public Defender
435 N Orange Ave Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Chelsea Leigh Simmons 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
Chelsea Leigh Simmons
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

John Michael Sirounis

John Michael Sirounis
Nasseh Sirounis Law, P.A.
640 Bryn Mawr St
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 5 years, John Michael Sirounis is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas Scho... read more >

Sean William Travis Smallwood

Sean William Travis Smallwood
The Law Office of Sean Smallwood, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 8 years, Sean William Travis Smallwood is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of La... read more >

James Wesley Smith III

James Wesley Smith III
CPLS, P.A.
201 E Pine St Ste 445
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, James Wesley Smith III is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Duke Law School... read more >

Nicholas Edward Stack

Nicholas Edward Stack
Hatfield & Stack, LLC
547 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 11 years, Nicholas Edward Stack is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Nicholas Edward Stack
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jennifer Ann Synnamon

Jennifer Ann Synnamon
Law Office of Joe Castrofort
1906 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 9 years, Jennifer Ann Synnamon is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of... read more >

Harold Deon Thompson

Harold Deon Thompson
DeNovo Law, P.A.
155 S Court Ave Unit 1106
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 7 years, Harold Deon Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of ... read more >

Demetrius Jamal Wilson

Demetrius Jamal Wilson
The Wilson Advocacy Group, P.A.
415 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 2 years, Demetrius Jamal Wilson is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College o... read more >

Peter G. Latham

Peter G. Latham
Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine LLP Attorney's at Law
111 N Magnolia Ave, Ste #1400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Peter G. Latham is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer... read more >

Stephen J. Calvacca

Stephen J. Calvacca
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 33 years, Stephen J. Calvacca is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey Duane Deen

Jeffrey Duane Deen
Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Couns
101 Sunnytown Rd Suite 310
Casselberry, FL 32707
Licensed for 34 years, Jeffrey Duane Deen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Jeffrey Duane Deen
Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law

Robert Byron Fisher

Robert Byron Fisher
Robert B Fisher
1220 Commerce Park Dr
Wekiwa Springs, FL 32779
Licensed for 39 years, Robert Byron Fisher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Robert Byron Fisher
Life Member

Jack A Kaleita

Jack A Kaleita
Law Offices of Jack A. Kaleita, P.A.
1220 Commerce Park Dr Suite 103
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 33 years, Jack A Kaleita is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos

Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos
The Ram Law FIrm, P.A.
5840 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Florida A&M University Colleg... read more >
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos
Member

Elizabeth Anne Tener

Elizabeth Anne Tener
Greenspoon Marder, LLP
201 E Pine St Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 15 years, Elizabeth Anne Tener is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Bradley M Bole

Bradley M Bole
Brad Bole
3457 Clear Stream Dr
Orlando, FL 32822
Licensed for 36 years, Bradley M Bole is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Nicola A Boothe-Perry

Nicola A Boothe-Perry
Florida A & M University College of Law
201 Beggs Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 24 years, Nicola A Boothe-Perry is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... 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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