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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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Guy Alan Flowers
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DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(863) 993-4881 115 East Oak Street
Third Floor
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
James Michael Beesting
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DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(863) 993-2442 PO Box 1383
Arcadia, FL 34265
Criminal
University of Florida
DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(239) 272-2014 121 E Pine St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal, Administrative, Appeals and Business
University of Miami School of Law
DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(863) 494-7139 25 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Andrew Fritsch
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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 257-5003 18245 Paulson Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a small law firm helping good people in bad times, dedicating our time, personal attention, and expertise to our clients. I am 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, BUI, Traffic Offenses, 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...
Robert Siddall
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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(941) 505-7845 20020 Veterans Blvd
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Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Attorney Siddall has dedicated his entire career to the practice of Criminal Law. He started with the State Attorney’s office where he handled thousands of criminal cases and was lead counsel in dozens of trials with an excellent success rate.

Attorney Siddall graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Then, after serving three years as an Air Force officer, he obtained his law degree, with Honors, from the University Of Arkansas – William H. Bowen School of Law. Robert has the experience, knowledge, personality, and talent you are looking for when...
Robson Powers
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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....
Mr. Pine Scott Price
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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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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Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(941) 575-6606 126 E Olympia Ave
Suite 300
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 639-2171 223 Taylor St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and DUI
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(941) 639-2171 18501 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(941) 206-2120 17825 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(941) 637-2213 350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 743-0101 1475 Collingswood Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(941) 639-4777 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(941) 625-6801 3701 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Criminal and DUI
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(941) 639-5746 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(941) 505-2645 126 E Olympia Ave Ste 101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3894
Criminal
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(941) 743-2990 17843 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(941) 505-4334 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(941) 639-6401 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal and DUI
Michael Fayard
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(941) 306-1310 950 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite 208
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSarasota County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a former prosecutor in both Sarasota, Florida and Maui, Hawaii. I have prosecuted and defended some of the most serious crimes.

My focus is provided the highest caliber legal representation to all of my clients in contested legal matters. Your right to a trial by jury is a fundamental right if you have been injured in an accident, accused of a crime or suffered a wrong at the result of someone else's behavior. I differentiate my practice in that I routinely try cases before juries and courts.

I am authorized to practice in all state and federal courts for...
Ajay Pallegar
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(941) 893-5816 3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSarasota County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Ajay Pallegar -
Former State Prosecutor with over 50 criminal jury trials, 50 bench trials, and extensive DUI training and experience.

Mr. Pallegar is a graduate from the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He is a Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney and has over tried over 100 criminal trials to verdict. As a prosecutor, he received specialized training in domestic violence cases by being appointed to the domestic violence division of the Pinellas County State Attorneys Office, specifically battery, assault and domestic violence injunctions. Mr. Pallegar has also...
Robert Andretz
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Allan Baily
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Robert Hoffman
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(941) 323-9547 1990 Main Street, Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, 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.
Ronald Chapman
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 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...
Daniel Cavanaugh
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Lee County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(239) 236-4222 4461 Camino Real Way
Suite 1003
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence 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...
Tammy Forrest
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Lee County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(239) 444-5529 2121 West First Street
Suite 9
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal
University of Miami School of Law
I have devoted my entire 31 year career to criminal law. As the former Division Chief of Sexual Crimes for the State Attorneys Office in both Miami and Lee, I understand the repercussions that an allegation can bring. Even worse, being charged with a sex crime can have life long consequences.

I spent almost 25 years as ASA, prosecuting this exact type of crime. I have tried and reached a verdict in front of a jury over 170 times for the most serious crimes.
Elton J 'Buddy' Gissendanner III
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Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(863) 385-7555 605 S. Pine Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
I have over 21 years of criminal trial experience both as a private criminal defense attorney and a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
Harley Brook
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Lee County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(239) 829-0166 2799 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Florida
Mr. Brook received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida with high honors and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law in 2002, and has been practicing law ever since.

Prior to joining Men’s Rights Law Firm, Mr. Brook was a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office for three years and then defended numerous clients in family law and criminal defense cases while operating his own law firm.

Being a very involved father of two children himself, Mr. Brook understands how important it is for men to have their rights protected as co-equal parents, not only...
Sean Patrick King
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Lee County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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,...
Brian Max Monk
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Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Jason Michael Reid Esq.
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Manatee County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(941) 920-5662 912 7th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Jason Reid began his career in Florida in 2006 with the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Circuit. Jason Reid moved to the Tampa Bay area joining a local lawyer firm in 2012. Jason Reid decided to take his dedication to his client's cases with a hands on approach at The Reid Firm in 2019.

Jason Reid is Board Certified Criminal Trial, Appellate, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation lawyer with experience in all areas going back to at least 2012.

The Reid Firm is located in Bradenton, and handles cases frequently in Sarasota and Tampa. We are a...
Colleen Glenn
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Sarasota County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(941) 357-1775 2063 Main Street
Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
What happens to you after an arrest largely depends on the quality of your attorney. Your life can change the instant you are arrested for a criminal offense. An arrest can lead to conviction and, with that, a multitude of implications and consequences that affect every area of your life, from housing and employment to family, finances and relationships. You need an aggressive, experienced, creative attorney. Colleen M. Glenn has dedicated her legal career to defending those individuals accused of crimes. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest can make in your life...
Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Lakeview Office Park, 411 Commercial CT, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Free ConsultationSarasota County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, 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
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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.

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