Belleview, Florida Criminal Lawyers

Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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Determined and Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Attorney! Call for Help!

I offer aggressive and results-driven legal representation. My success is based on high quality work, preparation, and devotion to my clients. Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Experienced & Dedicated Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights!

I am an aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney. I am committed to passionately and vigorously defending you against criminal charges! Visit my website for information and testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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James Feuerstein
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30 year Veteran Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor, Over 200 Jury Trials

James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him. Read More »
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William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer! Aggressive Legal Representation! Call Now!

I am a passionate and skilled criminal defense attorney. I am committed to providing exceptional service and results. I will fight for your rights! Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Dale E Workman
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The Villages, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(202) 455-5052 17503 SE 82nd Pecan Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Dale E. Workman earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1997 from Stetson University College of Law, which has consistently and repeatedly been recognized as the best law school in the nation for producing superior trial attorneys.

Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science in 1993 from the University of South Florida. While there, he served as Articles Editor and Feature Writer for the school’s Undergraduate Law Review, for which he wrote “Casualty of War,” an in-depth analysis of the erosion of the right to privacy that has inevitably resulted from the nation’s War...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationOcala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch is an experienced and dedicated Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton. He provides comprehensive representation in both State and Federal Courts. Previously, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida. He has extensive jury trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Mr. Klemawesch is committed to diligent advocacy to protect his clients' rights and interests.

Mr. Klemawesch obtained his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. In 2003, he received his J.D. from the University of Florida....
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Henry George Ferro
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(352) 369-8888 Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
I have been practicing law for more than 35 years, including a five year stint as a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
As an experienced litigator, in both state and federal court, I have aggressively represented clients at all levels of trial courts from criminal traffic matters to first degree murder charges. In the civil courts, I have represented clients in a range of cases involving contracts, business litigation, family matters, personal injury case, professional negligence matters (Medical Malpractice), defamation and cases involving fraud.
I have also had the pleasure of being the City Attorney for the...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with years experience representing both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law matters.
Amanda C Micallef
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Dunnellon, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(352) 390-6742 11990 S Williams St, Suite 3
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
We are a full service, boutique law firm, offering personalized service tailored to each clients needs. At the Law Offices of Amanda C. Micallef, P.A we understand that each clients situation is different and our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for each and every client. Big or small, simple or complex, your legal issue is important to us.
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Mercer University College of Law and University of California - Davis
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, Florida. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He was quickly promoted from a Misdemeanor to Felony case load in less than 10 months. Mr. Sheslow has tried over 20 cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Batteries to life felonies. He has earned acquittals in serious cases such as firearms offenses and sex offenses. Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from...
Leonard Louis Cagan
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(352) 683-9100 825 SE 3rd Ave,
Suite 200
Ocala, FL 34471-3777
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Regent University School of Law
Lenny was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. Lenny worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) for over seven years. During this time, he prosecuted thousands of cases, supervised a staff of other attorneys and conducted numerous jury trials. Lenny knows how prosecutors think and how to speak their language. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Lenny worked for a prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm that practiced in the areas of Medical Malpractice/ Nursing Home Abuse/ and Personal Injury law. Lenny has been in private practice since 2004 representing people who have been accused of crimes or have been seriously injured...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationOcala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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Experienced & Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for Aggressive Advocacy!

I am committed to defending the rights and interests of those who have been accused of crimes. I provide skilled and aggressive representation! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southeastern University
Tracee L. Ivins graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After graduation she worked for the State of Florida as a certified investigator, before deciding to pursue a law degree. As an attorney Ms. Ivins has handled files from inception all the way to a jury verdict. Her experience has included claims involving serious bodily injury, product liability injury and wrongful death arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, motorcycle and tractor trailer accidents.

Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Tom is an experienced litigator who handles personal injury and wrongful death matters arising out of a wide array of accidents including but not limited to the use and operation of an automobile, premises liability negligence, cruise ship negligence, and the negligence of vendors of alcoholic beverages. Mr. Jerla is also working on expanding the firms Traumatic Brain Injury practice. In addition, Tom has also agreed to handle select criminal defense matters involving white collar crime

After a recent stint with another South Florida personal injury firm, Tom has rejoined Whittel and Melton, to continue his passionate and...
Andrew Lanius
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Lady Lake, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(352) 551-5482 510 County Rd 466 Suite 207-L
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Andrew Frank Lanius received his juris doctorate in 2011 and immediately accepted a position as associate attorney at a small Mt. Dora law firm where he specialized in Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and probate matters. During such time Andrew would routinely handle cases throughout the Central Florida region which included Lake, Sumter, Marion, Orange and Seminole counties.

Andrew stayed at the Mt. Dora law firm until 2013 when he accepted a new position which allowed him to directly serve the public at large. Andrew became the sole Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Hollywood Attorney's Office in Broward...
Christian Alexander Straile
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 694-4529 108 North Magnolia
Suite 501
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
This trial focused practice has the goals of delivering quality legal services, providing to clients personal services while developing strong, trusted relationships through effective communication, analysis, planning and litigation skills seeking the best result possible.
Chris Dunham
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(352) 433-2219 225 NE 8th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal and DUI
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Christopher L. Dunham is a native of Ocala, Florida who is committed to providing the community with exceptional representation against criminal charges. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida University College of Law and is licensed to practice by the Florida State Bar. Before opening his own firm, Attorney Dunham served as a prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit at the State Attorney’s Office. This invaluable experience helped him understand the strategies used by the prosecution during criminal trials, which enables him to prepare comprehensive defenses to effectively challenge his clients’ charges. Attorney Dunham is a skilled trial...
Steven Miles Kinsell
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(352) 351-8211 108 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 600
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal and DUI
Attorney Steven Miles Kinsell is a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Florida and is dedicated to defending individuals who are facing all types of criminal charges. He is a former State prosecutor with extensive experience in DUI drug cases and he uses his insight to benefit his clients’ defense cases. Attorney Kinsell is recognized for his dedication strong advocacy as a Gainesville criminal defense attorney.
Melanie S. Kohler
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(352) 351-5530 7 E Silver Springs Blvd #425
Ocala, FL 34471
Free ConsultationCriminal
Stetson University College of Law
Solo Practitioner, Practice is LIMITED to Criminal Defense, Marion and Sumter counties. Former prosecutor and senior assistant public defender. Prior to becoming an attorney, my work history consisted of ALL legal jobs, ranging from working at the US Attorney's Office, to the Inspector General's Office assisting with criminal investigations for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, to clerking for the Chief Federal Judge in the Middle District of Florida.
John Douglas Whitaker
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(352) 351-8211 108 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 600
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal and DUI
Attorney John D. Whitaker is a native of Gainesville, Florida and is a dedicated Gainesville criminal defense lawyer. As a former State prosecutor, he understands both sides of the process and can provide effective representation for anyone facing criminal charges. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases and continues to attend seminars to ensure that he can provide his clients with the best possible defense.
Frank Christopher Lawson
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(352) 351-5510 1266 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
LeAnn Patrice Mackey-Barnes
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Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 671-5454 204 NW 3rd Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(352) 867-0766 3610 E Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal, Civil Rights and DUI
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(352) 369-1777 2537 SE 17th St
Ocala, FL 34471
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(352) 620-3800 19 NW Pine Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(352) 353-8117 225 Northeast 8th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(352) 622-4176 201 NE 8th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(352) 622-1485 23 SE 12th Terrace
Ocala, FL 34471
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(352) 867-7423 403 NE 2nd St
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(352) 620-3800 19 NW Pine Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Criminal
St. Thomas University School of Law
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(352) 789-6744 507 NE 8th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal, Business and Real Estate
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(352) 622-1241 225 NE 8th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Ocala, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(888) 300-1595 500 NE 8th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
Criminal and Estate Planning
George Trovato
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Orange City, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(386) 626-9006 200 E. Graves Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Regent University School of Law and Barry University
MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA & NORTH CAROLINA BAR With almost 20 years of experience, George Trovato has acquired the knowledge and the skills to provide effective and aggressive representation. GRADUATE OF BARRY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW He also earned The Masters of Law from Regent University School of Law. Honored by the cities of Deltona, Orange City and Port Orange. HONORED BY FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 10 YEARS IN A ROW FOR PRO-BONO WORK FOR HIS COMMUNITY Champion for hands-on classroom training & apprenticeships. SUPPORTS THE COUNCIL ON AGING George is a leader in his community and always...
Jeremy Lasnetski
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Altamonte Springs, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(407) 228-2019 409 Montgomery Rd
#115
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
University of Florida
Jeremy Lasnetski is a board certified criminal trial focusing on criminal law and immigration law. Mr. Lasnetski works in the Jacksonville office of Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon. Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon focus on criminal, immigration, and personal injury matters with two office locations in Jacksonville and Orlando.
RoseMarie Feller
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Lake Mary, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(407) 878-5942 745 Primera Blvd
STE 1021
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
People facing criminal charges need more than just a person to appear for them in court and take whatever the prosecutor gives them as a plea deal. They need an attorney not only with skill and experience, but the tenacity to fight for justice and their rights. The life altering consequences of a conviction demand it.

My name is Rose Feller and Feller Law, P.A. is a practice based upon those ideals. My mission is to work under the presumption of innocence, to aggressively protect your rights, and to facilitate a just resolution to your legal situation.

A native Floridian, I have...
Genine Ann Mejia
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DeLand, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(386) 463-0849 226 E New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
At The Law Office of Genine Ann Mejia we focus solely on Criminal Defense, Traffic Ticket Revocation & Family Law issues. If you are in need of legal help, feel free to call our firm today.
Matthew S. Boomershine
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Clermont, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1390 Hancock Road
Suite 201
Clermont, FL 34711
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Matthew S. Boomershine is an Oc Counsel Attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns. His primary areas of practice are Criminal Defense and Traffic Defense. He received his B.A. from Brown University (2002) and his J.D. from the University of Florida (2007). He is a former Assistant Public Defender who has handled hundreds of criminal and traffic cases in Central Florida.

Mr. Boomershine is an experienced negotiator who fights for the rights and privacy of his clients. He is skilled with getting existing criminal records sealed or even expunged completely. He...
Andrea Anderson
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Clermont, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1390 Hancock Road
Clermont, FL 34711
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Andrea Anderson is an Of Counsel attorney for the Central Florida full service law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns. Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Touro College, having received her J.D. in 1998. Since then, she has become licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York, and Florida. Ms. Anderson practices a wide variety of areas, including Family Law, Probate, and Personal Injury. Her focus is in Bankruptcy and Criminal Law.
James Feuerstein
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Gainesville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University
James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him.
Richard M. Adams, Esq.
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(352) 787-2101 315 N New Hampshire Ave #100
Tavares, FL 32778
Free ConsultationTavares, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Richard M. Adams, Esq., has been providing clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida with outstanding legal guidance and representation for over 18 years. As managing partner of the Law Office of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Adams focuses his law career on providing skilled legal representation for individuals accused of a wide array of crimes including assault and battery, child abuse, DUI, drug offenses, sex crimes, theft, and more. In addition, Mr. Adams represents victims of negligence who have suffered injuries in auto accidents, motorcycle and trucking accidents, premises liability and wrongful death due to the negligence of...
Christopher Parker-Cyrus
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GAINESVILLE, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(352) 346-3569 200 NE 1st STREET
SUITE 105
GAINESVILLE, FL 32601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Christopher Parker-Cyrus is an attorney handling cases throughout state of Florida. Christopher Parker-Cyrus, Managing Partner of the law firm PARKERCYRUSLAW.COM, received his law degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1993, after attending the University of Miami as a visiting student. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993. Since that time, he has handled several thousand cases in court proceedings, including well over 100 trials and many more hearings, motions, and various other proceedings. His vast experience as a trial lawyer includes many cases in which clients...
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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.