Nokomis, Florida Criminal Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience

I’m an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
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William Hanlon
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Aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases. Call today!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Florida. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Free Consultation! Successful & Experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorney!

For more than 20 years, I have been aggressively defending those accused of breaking the law. You deserve knowledgeable and skilled representation! Visit my website for testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Nick Chotos
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I am a professional and experienced criminal defense attorney, dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those accused or charged with a crime in Florida. I provide diligent and personal attention! Read More »
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Erika Snell Valcarcel
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

I am a Florida criminal defense lawyer passionate about helping those charged with serious misdemeanor and felony offenses. My legal background includes several years as an assistant state attorney. Working throughout... Read More »
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Anthony Gerald Ryan
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(941) 954-7132 2184 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34237
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
Ajay Pallegar
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(941) 893-5816 3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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. He has also received...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Erika Snell Valcarcel
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(941) 894-1440 2170 Main St.
Ste 204
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
I am a Florida criminal defense lawyer passionate about helping those charged with serious misdemeanor and felony offenses. My legal background includes several years as an assistant state attorney. Working throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties, I bring forth a client-focused legal representation.
Whitney Clay Coyne
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(941) 953-5333 1620 Main Street, Suite #6
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Whitney C. Coyne received his Juris Doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law in 2001. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2002 and during that time has had the opportunity to litigate thousands of cases.Coyne Law, P.A. is dedicated to zealously advocating on behalf of our clients. Attorney Whitney Coyne has been practicing in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for over 15 years. During that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge to assist his clients with any situation or need that has arisen due to their legal issues. Mr. Coyne began his career as...
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...
Stephen Mathew Whyte
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Sarasota, 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,...
Sean P. Flynn Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

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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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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
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...
William Matthew Kowtko
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(941) 227-4945 1800 2nd Street
Suite 882
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I am a native of central Georgia until I moved to Florida in 2011. While in Georgia, I attended Georgia Institute of Technology for Aerospace Engineering and obtained my degree in Business Administration and Business Economics from Georgia State University. After graduating from Georgia State in 2010, I moved to central Florida to attend Barry University School of Law, starting August 2011. In summer of 2012, I began an internship for a criminal defense attorney in Orlando, focusing on white collar defense. By late 2012, I was gaining experience family law matters and made the decision to shift...
Hillary Leigh Johnson
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Colleen Glenn
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Ronald Chapman, II
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(941) 893-3449 1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationSarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal and Health Care
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ron has achieved received a significant number of notable high-profile acquittals and dismissals for physicians and health care entities facing allegations of improper prescribing and health care fraud.

Ron is the managing shareholder of Chapman Law Group’s Michigan Office and represents clients nationally in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, federal investigations, DEA registration matters, and physician licensing defense. As a former prosecutor, Ron also has a significant amount of experience dealing with state and federal agencies during high-level criminal investigations, criminal trials, and administrative proceedings.

In his most recent trial, United States v. Dr. A, two physicians were...
Mr. Mark Rein Zimmerman
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(941) 364-8503 434 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Former Sarasota prosecutor. Owner/occupant of The Laurel Building in historic Laurel Park district of Sarasota.
AnneMarie Rizzo
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jeffrey A. Haynes
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(941) 954-5333 240 N. Washington Blvd.
Suite 460
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
I am a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, and have an undergraduate degree in public administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I worked as a prosecutor after graduating from law school, and have been in private practice since 1996. I handle all types of criminal cases, primarily in the Sarasota and Manatee county areas.
Richard Eisenberg
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 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...
Michael Perry
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(941) 365-4000 1962 Main Street, #217
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Southwestern Law School
I am a former prosecutor and have been practicing criminal law for over 15 years. I have practiced in both State and Federal courts. I have an engineering degree from University of Florida, and received my law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. I worked for a California Court of Appeal Judge in Los Angeles, for the United States Attorney's Office in Las Vegas, and as a prosecutor in Sarasota. I opened my office in downtown Sarasota in 2002, and practice exclusively criminal defense.
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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Stephen Higgins
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Scott Miller
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(941) 365-1177 308 B
Cocoanut Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Frederick Peter Mercurio
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(941) 365-1185 747 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Insurance Claims
David Ashley Haenel
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 444-4444 2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
David Haenel protects the rights of the accused. His firm,The Law Place, has offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Clearwater but they represent people throughout the State of Florida. David is the former 2004 State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year and has spent his entire legal career representing individuals charged with traffic and criminal traffic violations. David and his team of lawyers are relentless in their legal representation and are not satisfied until they have exhausted all possible defenses.
Darren Mark Finebloom
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 953-2622 200 N. Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Robson Powers
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North Port, 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...
Daniel Nawara
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(941) 920-5514 1801 North Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Criminal, Business, DUI and Family
Headquartered in Sarasota, Daniel D. Nawara, P.A., represents clients who have been criminally accused, injured as a result of negligence, or need business litigation and transactional services. This firm specializes in civil and criminal matters. I am dedicated to excellence in my representation of my clients. My goal is to provide cost-effective representation and high quality legal services. This firm's mission is professionalism to every case and to customize its support to your individual needs and concerns.

Our mission is to be the pulse of modern technology and the law, to have monitored evolution to inform our own legal approaches—all to...
G. Robert McLain Jr.
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 365-4174 107 S Osprey Ave
Ste. 210
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
I practice civil litigation and criminal defense. I began my legal career in the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a New York-based international law firm, where I was a member of the business fraud litigation group. In 2010, I returned to Sarasota, where I was born a raised, to practice law with my father, a board certified civil trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience, and his law partner, Elliott Metcalfe, an AV rated former public defender with over 30 years and thousands of trials worth of experience. I have experience representing commercial...
Wyndel George Darville
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(941) 564-5319 1990 Main Street
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal and DUI
Scott Kenneth Petersen
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(941) 203-6075 1515 Ringling Boulevard
Suite 860
Sarasota, FL 34236
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Condominium and Planned Development Law and Business Litigation. I represent condo and HOA Boards and assist them in their day-to-day governance issues, amending governing documents, and enforcing the restrictive covenants. Additionally, I represent the association in court in a wide variety of matters, such as disputes with owners, enforcement issues, or collecting past due assessments.
Mr. Joseph E. Soler
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(941) 444-5128 2170 Main Street, Suite 403
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal
Matthew J. Slack
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(941) 444-5128 2170 Main Street, Suite 403
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal
Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(941) 445-2768 312 E Venice Ave
#112
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal and Immigration
SMU Dedman School of Law
Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(941) 484-1118 237 Nokomis Ave S
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Venice, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(941) 485-8551 825 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal, Business and DUI
Venice, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 412-9000 1314 E. Venice Avenue, Ste. E
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal and Personal Injury
Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(201) 487-6220 355 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(941) 861-3546 6625 Taeda Dr
Sarasota, FL 34241
Criminal
Widener University School of Law
Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 869-8559 4140 Woodmere Park Boulevard Suite 4
Venice, FL 34293
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(941) 953-2622 100 Wallace Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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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.