Arcadia, Florida Criminal Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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James Michael Beesting
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Arcadia, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(863) 993-2442 PO Box 1383
Arcadia, FL 34265
Criminal
University of Florida
Guy Alan Flowers
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Arcadia, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(863) 993-4881 115 East Oak Street
Third Floor
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Arcadia, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(239) 272-2014 121 E Pine St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal, Administrative, Appeals and Business
University of Miami School of Law
Arcadia, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(863) 494-7139 25 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Andrew Fritsch
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(941) 205-2505 315 E. Olympia Ave.
Suite 242
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Dayton
With more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, as well as experience as a prosecutor, I am able to offer innovative criminal defense representation. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense, then contact my firm immediately for a free case evaluation.
John Peter Rutkowski
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North Port, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(866) 517-5007 18245 Paulson Drive
North Port, FL 34288
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
We are a small law firm helping good people in bad times, dedicating our time, personal attention, and expertise to our clients. We are responsive to client questions and concerns returning telephone calls in a timely manner and keeping clients up to date on the progress of their case. The firm is focused on all aspects Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI, Traffic, Juvenile Law and domestic violence, with an unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. I am a retired deputy sheriff and former assistant state attorney who is able to work with his clients...
Robson Powers
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North Port, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(941) 429-1100 2567 N. Toledo Blade Blvd.
Suite 2
North Port, FL 34289
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
North Port Attorney Robson Powers is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson Law School, Mr. Powers worked with judges, professors, and other students in the Juvenile Justice Initiative, a pro bono initiative at Stetson that inspires law students to reach out to educate juveniles and the community about the harsh consequences of the criminal punishment system. His Pro Bono efforts were recognized by Stetson and he was awarded the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, this award recognizes those students who perform twice the number of Pro Bono service hours required for graduation. Prior...
Steven Leskovich
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 575-5100 265 East Marion Avenue
Suite 112
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
When you come to the law office of Leskovich Law Group, P.A. you can rest assured in the help you can receive from a criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges of any kind are extremely serious and should never be treated lightly. If you have been accused of committing a crime of any kind, it is imperative that you take action and obtain the aggressive defense you need. Attorney Steven S. Leskovich, Esq., attended Kent State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. He later attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his law degree....
Scot Dale Goldberg
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(941) 235-2006 207 Cross Street
Suite 102
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
• Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, 1995
I'm a proud native of Fort Myers, Florida, and my local roots here have helped me plan my career as a lawyer in this community. Since a very young age, I've always had a passion for helping people, especially when they are in trouble, either hurt in an accident that wasn't their fault, or some other problem that requires legal help. I decided to dedicate my career to the practice of personal injury law, and to defending people who have been arrested for or accused of a crime. That's where I felt I could do the most good. The...
Mr. Pine Scott Price
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 764-8282 203 Wood St.
In the Camille Plaza across from the Justice Ctr
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Leonard Johnson
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 575-6606 126 E Olympia Ave
Suite 300
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 637-2104 350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Military
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 743-0101 1475 Collingswood Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(941) 639-6401 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal and DUI
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 206-2120 17825 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(941) 639-5746 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(941) 639-2171 18501 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 505-4334 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(941) 637-2213 350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(941) 639-2171 223 Taylor St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and DUI
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(941) 743-2990 17843 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(941) 639-4777 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(941) 625-6801 3701 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Criminal and DUI
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(941) 505-2645 126 E Olympia Ave Ste 101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3894
Criminal
Robert Hoffman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(941) 323-9547 1990 Main Street, Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Family
New York Law School
I am a practicing attorney with over twenty-seven years experience in Florida and New York. I currently actively litigating family law cases including modification of alimony, domestication of a foreign decree and dissolution of marriage cases. Additionally, I am appearing as local counsel for Plaintiff’s in debt collection, mortgage foreclosure and insurance subrogation cases. I previously served as a Child Support Hearing Officer/Magistrate for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Bradenton, Florida.
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
240 South Pineapple Avenue
6th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing). He received his law degree, Cum Laude, and his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stetson University. While in law school, Matt completed internships with the Chief Judge for the US District Court, Middle District of Florida, the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the 12th Judicial Circuit's Office of the State Attorney in Florida. Matt also earned Book Awards in Evidence, Criminal Procedure II,...
Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Lakeview Office Park, 411 Commercial CT, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Anthony G. Ryan provides aggressive criminal defese in State and Federal Courts throughout the state of Florida. He is a board certified criminal trial attorney with over twelve years of experience. Call him today: 941-954-7132
Robert Andretz
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, DUI, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Rob Andretz is passionate about helping his clients. Rob has had the honor and privilege of being licensed to practice law since 2003, and he is happy to put his education and experience in the fields of law, biology, and psychology to work for health professionals in need of his help. Rob enjoys being able to be a light in the darkness for those who are facing some of the toughest challenges of their lives.

Rob primarily devotes his time to helping health professionals accused of violating state and federal laws in criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the...
Ronald Chapman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(941) 893-3449 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and White Collar Crime
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
Ronald W. Chapman is the owner of Chapman Law Group and has been practicing law for over 25 years in Michigan and Florida. He is AV® Rated. Ron is a recognized leader in the legal community and a frequent speaker in the area of medical malpractice and risk management. In 1997 Ron was ranked as one of the top ten speakers for Skillpath, Inc. Ron graduated from California State University, Sacramento (BA, Cum Laude 1979), University of Southern California School of Administration (MPA 1980) and Wayne State Law School (JD 1984). After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air...
Allan Baily
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(941) 364-9997 46 N Washington Blvd, Suite 18
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nova Southeastern University
Experience, Respect and Reputation in the community for over 19 years. Dedicated and Aggressive Trial Defense, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law/Divorce, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship cases. Member United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, July 17, 1998 Member United States Middle District of Florida, August 14, 1998 Member of Sarasota County Bar Association, 1998-2017 Founding Member and Board of Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Sarasota/Manatee Graduated Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, January 31, 1998 Associate Editor for Nova Southeastern University Journal of International & Comparative...
Ronald Chapman, II
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(941) 893-3449 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Criminal, Administrative, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ronald W. Chapman, II recently rejoined Chapman Law Group after serving our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Ron served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps with eight honorable years of service. His assignments included: a brief tour as an assistant defense counsel, followed by a position as a prosecutor. Ron prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the U.S. Government. After a very successful tour as a prosecutor he was selected to deploy to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ron served as the legal advisor to a Marine unit during combat...
Dennis Hernandez
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(941) 210-0000 2201 Ringling Boulevard Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Nursing Home and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Harvard Law School
Dennis started practicing law as an attorney in the 1990’s at just 23 years old. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University and continued on to earn law degrees from Florida State University Law School and Harvard University, School of Law. In 1997 he then went on to start the prominent law firm, Dennis Hernandez & Associates PA concentrating in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, civil litigation, and “white collar” criminal defense. The Tampa FL personal injury firm is on Kennedy Blvd near Hyde Park District, but the firm also has an office in...
Brian Max Monk
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Sebring, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(866) 494-2312 329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Robert Vance Greene
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Cape Coral, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(239) 573-7400 2503 Del Prado Blvd
Suite 402
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
Robert Greene is an experienced Cape Coral personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of legal service in SW Florida.. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer for over 25 of those years. Only about 2% of the lawyers in Florida have this certification. His legal philosophy is simple: to provide personal service to each client from start to finish. He takes the time to understand their needs and to personally address their concerns. This even includes making sure you are treated by qualified doctors, so your insurance is not wasted on...
Sean Patrick King
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Ft Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(239) 434-5464 13410 Parker Commons Blvd
Ste 101E
Ft Myers, FL 33912
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
car accidents, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth injures, nursing home, dog bite, slip and fall, product liability, recalls like vaginal mesh or bladder sling, davinci robotic surgery, prozac, mesothelioma, workers compensation
Daniel Cavanaugh
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Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(239) 449-8585 4461 Camino Real Way
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Daniel M. Cavanaugh has been a successful trial attorney for over 20 years. He grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Naples in 1997 where he started his legal career. He has been recognized for his trial skills as the recipient of multiple awards including Attorney of the Year at the State Attorneys Office in Fort Myers. Daniel M. Cavanaugh has received the highest possible rating by his peers by being rated AV Preeminent®.

Criminal Defense
Mr. Cavanaugh has recognized the need for alternatives to traditional punishment. In Vermont, he established a mental health diversion program and represented the state...
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 404-8909 2075 Main Street, Suite 38
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
Respect. Reputation. Protection! James A. Fowler Jr. is the co-founder and managing partner of Fowler Law Group. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a native of Sarasota County and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
Richard Eisenberg
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(941) 312-5608 1751 Mound Street, Suite 105
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. Eisenberg is one of only a handful of criminal defense attorneys (seven, to be exact) in all of Sarasota County who has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert. There's a reason why there are so few board certified criminal defense attorneys. That's because the Florida Bar's requirements for board certification are so difficult to achieve! Only lawyers who have been recognized by the Florida Bar as "Board Certified" are legally entitled to call themselves an "Expert" or "Specialist" in their area of the law. It is the highest...
Brian Lawrence Edwards
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Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 512-6254 2269 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Have you found yourself worried about the solidarity of your future due to the heartbreak of a sex crime or violent crime? If so, you need to garner the helpful understanding of a professional in quick succession. The team from the law office of Brian L. Edwards, Esq has more than a decade of experience ready to help you move forward. Don’t let your pain continue any longer than it already has, but instead work towards the effectual case completion that’s deserved. The law office of Brian L. Edwards, Esq is made up of a team of tenacious legal professionals...
Hillary Leigh Johnson
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Faulkner University
Attorney Hillary Johnson is a former prosecutor who brings experience and exceptional legal knowledge to each case she tries. She holds a degree in communication from Florida State University and Juris Doctor from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. While she was in law school, Ms. Johnson completed an internship with the State Attorney’s Office in Panama City. After graduation, she worked as an attorney with Florida’s Department of Children and Families before accepting a position at the State Attorney’s Office in Manatee County and Sarasota. It was while she was at the...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.