Punta Gorda Criminal Lawyers

Compare 63 top rated Florida attorneys serving Punta Gorda.
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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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Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(941) 625-6801 3701 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Criminal and DUI
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(941) 334-8890 2257 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
FORT MYERS, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(239) 208-2680 1625 Hendry Street, Suite 103
FORT MYERS, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(239) 244-8192 1617 Hendry St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(239) 530-1800 2149 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal and DUI
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(239) 332-4922 1375 Jackson St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal and DUI
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(239) 332-2500 2215 1st St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(239) 479-7850 1617 Hendry St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal and DUI
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(941) 206-2120 17825 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal
Punta Gorda, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(313) 701-7166 1200 Romano Key Cir
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Criminal and DUI
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(239) 334-6998 2021 Hendry St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(941) 743-2990 17843 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(239) 332-3300 2149 1st St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(239) 334-4474 2069 1st St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
1532 Jackson St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901-2911
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(239) 334-8890 2257 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(239) 334-7677 1617 Hendry St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal and DUI
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
2000 Main St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Port Charlotte, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(941) 743-0101 1475 Collingswood Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(239) 332-3600 1822 Broadway, Suite A
P.O. Box 9388
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Criminal and DUI
University of Miami School of Law
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(239) 332-2500 2215 1st St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(239) 337-3535 2150 W First St Suite A1
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Fort Myers, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(239) 333-4686 1625 Hendry St Ste 101
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Criminal
Michael Fayard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ChatQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
(941) 306-1310 950 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite 208
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSarasota, 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
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ChatQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
(941) 893-5816 3906 Mockingbird Hill
Sarasota, FL 34231
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSarasota, 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 Hoffman
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Sarasota, 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.
Robert Andretz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Sarasota, 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...
Erika Snell Valcarcel
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 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.
Allan Baily
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Sarasota, 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...
Harley Brook
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Cape Coral, 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...
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,...
Colleen Glenn
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Sarasota, 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...
Elton J 'Buddy' Gissendanner III
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Sebring, 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.
Sean Patrick King
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ft Myers, 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
Daniel Cavanaugh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Fort Myers, 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...
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...
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.
James A. Fowler Jr.
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Sarasota, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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.
Anthony Gerald Ryan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Lakeview Office Park, 411 Commercial CT, Suite F
Venice, FL 34292
Free ConsultationVenice, 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
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...

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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