Miami Beach, Florida Criminal Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; Over 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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Michael Christopher Grieco
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Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

As a Former Prosecutor and Felony Division Chief with the Miami-Dade State Attorney and the top peer-rated Miami/Miami Beach lawyer, Mr. Grieco and his associates have had the opportunity to participate in and/or try... Read More »
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Samuel Joseph Rabin
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience

Our firm, Samuel J. Rabin Jr., P.A, is 100% dedicated to criminal defense in both federal and state courts. We have extensive experience and a successful track record in the defense and litigation of numerous types of... Read More »
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Russell A. Cohen
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

University of Miami School of LawFlorida
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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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David M. Edelstein
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(786) 250-2525 1000 5th St 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
David Edelstein is an AV® rated criminal defense attorney representing clients facing criminal charges in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Edelstein started his career as a criminal lawyer in Miami at the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office and has been in private practice for the past 20 years. He has defended clients facing criminal charges from Jacksonville to Key West and regularly defends clients throughout the State.

Although he has occasionally represented clients on appeal, Mr. Edelstein spends the majority of his time as a criminal trial attorney defending criminal cases in Miami.

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Michael Christopher Grieco
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Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(305) 857-0034 1688 Meridian Avenue
Suite 900
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Municipal and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law and American University
As a Former Prosecutor and Felony Division Chief with the Miami-Dade State Attorney and the top peer-rated Miami/Miami Beach lawyer, Mr. Grieco and his associates have had the opportunity to participate in and/or try hundreds of cases, including, but not limited to, homicides, narcotics offenses, firearms charges, property crimes, white collar offenses, and DUI’s. He now uses that experience as a criminal (and dui) attorney here in South Florida to assist the accused as well as crime victims. Our firm not only represents a litany of criminal defendants, but we also work as and with corporate counsels for...
Russell Warren Mace III
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Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(305) 532-3636 1210 Washington Avenue
Suite 245
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
Juris Doctorate
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(305) 505-8858 407 Lincoln Road, Suite 12E
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal and DUI
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(305) 547-0446 110 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(305) 672-8434 407 Lincoln Ln N
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal and Personal Injury
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(305) 673-3332 407 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(305) 373-1200 1210 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal
Seton Hall University School of Law
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(305) 546-0778 5 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(305) 532-0500 1224 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
David M. Edelstein
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Over 20 years experience defending clients | AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell

The Edelstein Firm (David M. Edelstein, PA), limits its practice exclusively to criminal defense and related matters. All of our criminal lawyers are either former public defenders or prosecutors in Miami, Florida. Read More »
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Grant Dwyer
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

Grant Dwyer is a Notre Dame-trained Miami criminal defense attorney. He is a fighter and he knows how to beat your case. If you need to get your loved one out of a Miami jail, call Grant Dwyer Law. He is in court every... Read More »
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Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(305) 672-7772 407 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal and DUI
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(305) 892-4200 1688 MERIDIAN AVE, #700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(305) 532-3636 1210 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal and DUI
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(305) 672-7999 530 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(305) 535-2529 404 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Criminal, Business, DUI and Entertainment & Sports
Miami Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(786) 223-7333 5055 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(844) 236-7755 19 West Flagler Street
Suite 610
Miami, FL 33130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Traffic Tickets
St. Thomas University School of Law
Mr. Benjamin is a Lawprenuer(tm) and the founder of the Barrister Firm, P.A.; his practice emphasizes delivery of outstanding legal services in a variety of legal areas such as civil & commercial litigation, family litigation, criminal litigation, banking, probate administration, employment/labor and bankruptcy just to name a few. He is an AV Preeminent Attorney (highest recognized peer rating) and his clients include lenders, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, publishers, corporations (including non-profits), individuals and small business owners. Mr. Benjamin is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator with the prestigious dispute resolution firm of Salmon...
Robert Andretz
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Ste. 1716
Miami, FL 33131
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...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationMiami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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.
Stephen Stallings
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(786) 257-2770 601 Brickell Key Drive
Suite 700
Miami, FL 33131
Criminal, Civil Rights, Health Care and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Stephen S. Stallings is an experienced trial lawyer with over two decades of public and private experience providing counsel in False Claims Act/qui tam matters, white collar defense, commercial and securities litigation, FCPA, corporate compliance and internal investigations. He frequently serves as lead trial counsel in complex federal cases.

Mr. Stallings served for over seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he prosecuted fraud and public corruption matters through investigation, indictment, trial and appeal in the U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Southern District of Florida in Miami and the Western District of...
Kenneth Swartz
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Over 25 Years of Experience & Success in Criminal Law! Aggressive Advocacy!

I provide aggressive and dedicated legal representation for the criminally accused. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and securing your freedom! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Evan A. Hoffman
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Evan Hoffman of The Hoffman Firm has dedicated his professional career to advocating for the rights of individuals across Florida--first as a state prosecutor and now as a skilled criminal defense attorney. Evan Hoffman... Read More »
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Ryan Gordon Blanch
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 690-9316 https://www.criminallawyergroup.com
Miami, FL 33101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Securities and White Collar Crime
Southern Methodist University
Ryan Blanch is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling all type of criminal matters. Such as government investigations, complex white-collar crimes, health care fraud, and felonies/misdemeanors.

Mr. Blanch worked as an intern-prosecutor with both the Los Angeles and San Francisco District Attorneys’ Offices. There he prosecuted hundreds of felonies at probable cause hearings in criminal court under the supervision of the District Attorney’s .

Over the course of his career, Mr. Blanch and his legal team have represented executives, attorneys, accountants, health care providers,...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Criminal, DUI, Employment 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.
Grant Dwyer
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(305) 215-7586 4770 Biscayne Blvd
#1250
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Notre Dame Law School
Grant Dwyer is a Notre Dame-trained Miami criminal defense attorney. He is a fighter and he knows how to beat your case. If you need to get your loved one out of a Miami jail, call Grant Dwyer Law. He is in court every day and he knows the judges and prosecutors. He knows how to handle your case from the arrest all the way through clearing your name. He is undefeated in front of juries. If you need a Miami criminal lawyer, call for a free consultation. Se hable espanol.
John Stephen Hager
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(305) 330-1360 555 Northeast 15th Street
Penthouse A
Miami, FL 33132
Criminal
There are thousands of people that don’t know what to do when it comes to the pain of a criminal offense. Whether you aren’t sure you deserved the charge or simply didn’t commit the crime, it’s with the careful consideration of a Miami criminal defense attorney that you will be able to work towards the case completion that’s needed. The team from Hager & Schwartz, PA has more than three decades of experience defending those in need from unnecessary exploitation at the hands of the legal system. It’s time that you take advantage of the team that has been AV®...
Thomas J. Jerla Jr. Esq.
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
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...
E.J. Hubbs
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South Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(305) 570-4802 5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
E.J. Hubbs of Hubbs Law, P.A. is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida State Bar. He specializes in felony as well as misdemeanor criminal defense, including DUI defense and immigration law. As a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Public Defender, he is uniquely qualified to defend clients with difficult criminal cases in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of South Florida. Actual trial experience in the courtroom is the most important qualification for any criminal defense lawyer, and E.J. Hubbs has tried over 100 non-jury trials and more than 50 jury trials. He is...
Bruce Jacobs
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(305) 358-7991 169 E Flagler St
#1620
Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Fordham University
Brett Michael Schwartz
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(305) 330-1360 555 NE 15th St
Penthouse A
Miami, FL 33132
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
Brett Schwartz, Esq. has been representing clients in Miami-County and Broward County for more than a decade. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trail Lawyers of America.
If you have been accused of any type of criminal offense, contact Brett Schwartz, Esq. at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today. We will do everything possible to Protect Your Rights and Defend Your Freedom.
Ryan Dwight O'Quinn
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(305) 371-9686 SunTrust International Center
One SE Third Avenue, Suite 1820
Miami, FL 33131
Criminal, Appeals, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Washington and Lee University School of Law
We are a law firm of aggressive and experienced advocates focusing on complex civil litigation, government regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, receiverships, whistleblower representation and white collar criminal defense. Whether it is assisting a whistleblower to report fraud and collect a reward, advising a corporation managing an allegation of wrongdoing, defending an executive accused of fraud, or recovering assets on behalf of fraud victims, our attorneys can help.
Samuel Joseph Rabin
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(305) 358-1064 800 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1400
Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care, Securities and White Collar Crime
Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami School of Law
Our firm, Samuel J. Rabin Jr., P.A, is 100% dedicated to criminal defense in both federal and state courts. We have extensive experience and a successful track record in the defense and litigation of numerous types of crimes, including, but not limited to, asset forfeitures, criminal investigations, SEC litigation, domestic crimes, durable medical equipment fraud, grand jury investigations, healthcare fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud, pharmacy related fraud, insurance fraud, internet crimes, money laundering, mortgage fraud, narcotics and drug trafficking, public corruption, real estate fraud, RICO racketeering, sentencing hearings and sentencing reductions, tax and securities fraud, and white collar crimes. ...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Exceptional Criminal Defense Lawyer! Skilled and Aggressive Representation!

I am an experienced attorney that understands the complexities of criminal defense law. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges! Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jamie E. Mann Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer

Jamie was born and raised in Miami, and graduated from the classical music magnet program at New World School of the Arts High School. As a recipient of the prestigious John V. Lombardi Scholarship, he earned degrees in... Read More »
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Ronald Joseph Manto
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(305) 742-0696 888 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 505
Miami, FL 33132
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Ronald J. Manto provides legal representation to his clients in Miami-Dade County and throughout the State of Florida. As a criminal defense trial lawyer with more than 20 years experience, Ronald J. Manto has successfully defended people charged with serious criminal offenses in both State and Federal Courts. If you are charged with a crime, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Ryan Stumphauzer
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Miami , FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(305) 371-9686 1 SE 3rd Avenue
Suite 1820
Miami , FL 33131
Criminal, Administrative, Health Care and Stockbroker Fraud
Vanderbilt University Law School
Ryan Stumphauzer represents clients in government regulatory enforcement matters, white collar criminal litigation, internal investigations, whistleblower suits, compliance counseling, and civil litigation. Prior to founding Stumphauzer & Sloman, Mr. Stumphauzer served for six years as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida, where he directed over one hundred cases involving allegations of health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, identity theft, and violations of HIPAA and the health care anti-kickback statutes. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Stumphauzer served as the Deputy Chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit,...
Edward Tapanes
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(305) 514-0985 990 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite O-903
Miami, FL 33132
Criminal, Construction, International and Real Estate
St. Thomas University School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law
Edward Tapanes, Founder & Managing Partner of Tapanes Law, P.A., specializes in state and federal cases in Florida and throughout the United States. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials and has successfully handled several criminal appeals. Many of his cases involve high profile international narcotic traffickers, public corruption, organized fraud, money laundering, felonies and misdemeanors. His civil litigation experience is in commercial litigation, international business transactions, fraud, contract disputes, personal injury, insurance claims, debt collection and real estate. He also performs residential and commercial real estate closings. Tapanes graduated from Florida International University in 1999 and received his...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Andrew McLaughlin
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 505-0529 333 NE 23rd St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Drew McLaughlin is a dedicated attorney who represents those facing criminal charges and others seeking help through personal injury claims in South Florida. McLaughlin serves clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties as an attorney with McLaughlin Morris, P.A., the firm he co-founded in 2014. McLaughlin attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelors of arts in both history and Spanish, graduating magna cum laude. He then turned his focus to law school at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, where he earned his start in the legal field as a Certified Legal...
Frank Schwartz
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(305) 379-5661 169 East Flagler Street, Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Frank Schwartz is a Miami attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Schwartz is proud to have established a highly successful and effective criminal defense trial practice in South Florida. Mr. Schwartz has extensive trial and courtroom experience which includes over 100 trials in both Federal and State Court. He is experienced in handling all felonies and misdemeanors including white collar crimes, money laundering, Medicare Fraud, drug possession and trafficking cases, computer and internet crimes, sex offenses, homicides, theft and burglary charges, assault and battery, DUI, Grand Jury investigations and proceedings, post-conviction relief...
Marlene Markowitz
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(786) 566-0045 150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 300
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Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
Yehuda Bruck
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(305) 374-4600 New world tower
100 N. Biscayne blvd, suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Yehuda Bruck, has exclusively practiced criminal and family law his entire career. Mr. Bruck attended Brooklyn Law School in 2000, and then moved to Miami upon graduation to take a position at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office where he handled thousands of criminal prosecution cases ranging from misdemeanors and DUIs to homicide cases. During his years as a prosecutor, Mr. Bruck conducted more than 50 jury trials to verdict. After gaining that valuable experience, Mr. Bruck left the State Attorneys Office and began his career as a successful criminal defense attorney handling criminal cases all over the State of...
Kenneth Swartz
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(305) 579-9090 14 NE 1st Ave
#1211
Miami, FL 33132
Criminal, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law
Antonio Valiente
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Miami, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(786) 361-6887 1111 Brickell Avenue Suite 1550
Miami, FL 33131
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Robert Siddall
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience

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... Read More »
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Miami Beach Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.