North Port, 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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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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Sean P. Flynn Esq.
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney

Experienced Florida trial attorneys fighting for the injured and the accused. 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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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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John Peter Rutkowski
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North Port, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(866) 517-5007 18245 Paulson Drive
North Port, FL 34288
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
We are a small law firm helping good people in bad times, dedicating our time, personal attention, and expertise to our clients. We are responsive to client questions and concerns returning telephone calls in a timely manner and keeping clients up to date on the progress of their case. The firm is focused on all aspects Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI, Traffic, Juvenile Law and domestic violence, with an unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. I am a retired deputy sheriff and former assistant state attorney who is able to work with his clients...
Robson Powers
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North Port, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 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...
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
Andrew Fritsch
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(941) 205-2505 315 E. Olympia Ave.
Suite 242
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Dayton
With more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, as well as experience as a prosecutor, I am able to offer innovative criminal defense representation. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense, then contact my firm immediately for a free case evaluation.
Scot Dale Goldberg
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(941) 235-2006 207 Cross Street
Suite 102
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
• Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, 1995
I'm a proud native of Fort Myers, Florida, and my local roots here have helped me plan my career as a lawyer in this community. Since a very young age, I've always had a passion for helping people, especially when they are in trouble, either hurt in an accident that wasn't their fault, or some other problem that requires legal help. I decided to dedicate my career to the practice of personal injury law, and to defending people who have been arrested for or accused of a crime. That's where I felt I could do the most good. The...
Steven Leskovich
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 575-5100 265 East Marion Avenue
Suite 112
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
When you come to the law office of Leskovich Law Group, P.A. you can rest assured in the help you can receive from a criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges of any kind are extremely serious and should never be treated lightly. If you have been accused of committing a crime of any kind, it is imperative that you take action and obtain the aggressive defense you need. Attorney Steven S. Leskovich, Esq., attended Kent State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. He later attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his law degree....
Mr. Pine Scott Price
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 764-8282 203 Wood St.
In the Camille Plaza across from the Justice Ctr
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Leonard Johnson
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Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 575-6606 126 E Olympia Ave
Suite 300
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(941) 625-6801 3701 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Criminal and DUI
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(941) 743-2990 17843 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Nick Chotos
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Your Future Means Everything - Request a Consultation Today - Available 24/7

Over 25 Years of Experience Focused Solely on Criminal Law. My #1 Aim is to Protect My Client’s Future. We are Available 24/7 – Call Us Today for a Consultation. We have Multiple Locations to Better Serve You. 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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Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(941) 639-2171 18501 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 743-0101 1475 Collingswood Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 206-2120 17825 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal
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 30 years experience
(941) 445-2768 312 E Venice Ave
#112
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal and Immigration
SMU Dedman School of Law
Englewood, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(941) 475-7966 2022 Placida Rd
Englewood, FL 34224
Criminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(941) 639-5746 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(941) 639-2171 223 Taylor St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and DUI
Venice, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(941) 485-8551 825 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal, Business and DUI
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(941) 637-2213 350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
William Hanlon
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Your Future Means Everything - Request a Consultation Today - Available 24/7

Over 25 Years of Experience Focused Solely on Criminal Law. My #1 Aim is to Protect My Client’s Future. We are Available 24/7 – Call Us Today for a Consultation. We have Multiple Locations to Better Serve You. Read More »
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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 16 years experience
(941) 412-9000 1314 E. Venice Avenue, Ste. E
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal and Personal Injury
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(941) 639-4777 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Englewood, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(941) 475-7966 2022 Placida Rd
Englewood, FL 34224
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(941) 505-4334 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Englewood, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(941) 697-7700 2800 Placida Rd
Englewood, FL 34224
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(941) 637-2104 350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Military
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(941) 639-6401 126 E Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Criminal and DUI
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(941) 505-2645 126 E Olympia Ave Ste 101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3894
Criminal
Venice, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(201) 487-6220 355 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
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 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.
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...
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...
Steven George Lavely
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Bradenton, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(941) 747-7994 527 Manatee Ave. East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Bradenton personal injury attorney Steven G. Lavely is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who is considered a specialist in civil trial law. Less than two-percent of Florida lawyers can claim this distinction. He is also one of the less than five-percent of Florida lawyers named a Florida Super Lawyer. Mr. Lavely is rated the highest possible rating on AVVO—a 10 out of 10—and is a proud member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.

“I am very proud of the honors and distinctions I have achieved, as they are either earned from advanced testing by independent agencies...
Daniel Cavanaugh
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Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(239) 449-8585 4461 Camino Real Way
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Daniel M. Cavanaugh has been a successful trial attorney for over 20 years. He grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Naples in 1997 where he started his legal career. He has been recognized for his trial skills as the recipient of multiple awards including Attorney of the Year at the State Attorneys Office in Fort Myers. Daniel M. Cavanaugh has received the highest possible rating by his peers by being rated AV Preeminent®.

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Mr. Cavanaugh has recognized the need for alternatives to traditional punishment. In Vermont, he established a mental health diversion program and represented the state...
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(941) 404-8909 2075 Main Street, Suite 38
Sarasota, FL 34237
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
Respect. Reputation. Protection! James A. Fowler Jr. is the co-founder and managing partner of Fowler Law Group. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a native of Sarasota County and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
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,...
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, Administrative, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ronald W. Chapman, II recently rejoined Chapman Law Group after serving our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Ron served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps with eight honorable years of service. His assignments included: a brief tour as an assistant defense counsel, followed by a position as a prosecutor. Ron prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the U.S. Government. After a very successful tour as a prosecutor he was selected to deploy to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ron served as the legal advisor to a Marine unit during combat...
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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.