Saint Augustine 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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Ryan Michael Albaugh
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Aggressive Former Prosecutor. St Aug & Jax Offices. Free Consult & Payment Plans

Attorney Ryan M. Albaugh has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. His practice includes litigation related to criminal defense, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, family faw, and injury cases. With over 15 years of... Read More »
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William L. Roelke
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Arrested? Outstanding Warrant? I Can Help!

I can help minimize, and sometimes completely avoid, the adverse effects of an arrest on your life. Call me today for a free consultation, (904) 354-0333. Read More »
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Raymond Forbess Sr.
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Free Consultation! Trust the Experience of a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney!

I will represent you with experience and knowledge in all areas of criminal law. I will provide an aggressive defense to your criminal charges! Visit my website for information and results. Call for a free 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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Andrew Taylor Morgan
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St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 824-9402 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Former Assistant State Attorney turned Criminal Defense and Family Law attorney with the law office of CANAN LAW. While with the State Attorney’s Office Andrew was a lead trial attorney prosecuting life, first, second and third degree felonies. Prior to law school Andrew obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Winthrop University. Andrew Morgan was also nominated and selected as a Rising Star Attorney by Super Lawyers for his achievements in the area of Family Law.
Ryan Michael Albaugh
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SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(904) 794-7898 1301 Plantation Island Dr. S.
Suite 302B
SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL 32080
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and DUI
Golden Gate University School of Law
Attorney Ryan M. Albaugh has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. His practice includes litigation related to criminal defense, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, family faw, and injury cases. With over 15 years of experience, Ryan has handled thousands of cases, including over 50 jury trials. Ryan's experience as a litigator provides him with the knowledge necessary to protect his clients and fight for what is right.
Ryan's experience prosecuting criminal matters ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies has provided him with extensive knowledge of criminal law and insight into how the State Attorney pursues cases. Having practiced law...
Eva Paulk
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St. Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
100 Island Cottage Way
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Charlie Douglas
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St. Augustine, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 705-5457 1 News Place
Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Lex Morton Taylor III
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St. Augustine, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(904) 671-8395 One News Place Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Lex was born in Lakeland, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in English from the University of Florida in 1998. Lex excelled in extracurricular activities; serving as a Student Senator, Cicerone (student ambassador), Homecoming Director, Associate General Chair for Homecoming, Vice President of Beta Theta Pi, member of Florida Blue Key, and was President of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society.
After graduation, Lex worked for Senator Connie Mack on the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C. Following that, he moved back to Florida and worked for a large regional bank...
Clyde M. Taylor, III
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St. Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(904) 687-1630 2303 North Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Suite L
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI and Family
Attorney Clyde Taylor III is a partner of Taylor & Taylor Attorneys. He graduated from the University of Georgia with his Juris Doctor in 2000. In 2010, Attorney Taylor joined his father at Taylor & Taylor Attorneys, a criminal defense and family law firm. His focus is on handling cases that involve post-convictions and appeals. If you would like to know more about Attorney Taylor and find out how he can help you, contact the firm today!
Paul Allen Braddock
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Saint Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(904) 808-1846 1095 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Criminal
Josh Alexander
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St. Augustine, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(904) 824-9788 19 Old Mission Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(904) 824-5711 1510 N Ponce de Leon Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(904) 829-6054 28 Cordova St
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Jennifer M. Erlinger
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Personable, Experienced Family Law Attorney dedicated to your best interest.

Jennifer Erlinger is an experienced attorney in the areas of family and criminal law, who prides herself on providing clients with aggressive representation to protect and enforce their legal rights. Read More »
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Alyssa C. Shorstein
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience

The University of Florida Levin College of LawFlorida, Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court, Southern District Court
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St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(904) 829-1960 236 San Marco Ave
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(904) 808-0426 101 Orange St
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 710-3050 2465 Highway US 1 South #78
St Augustine, FL 32086
Criminal and Family
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 808-0426 101 Orange St
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(904) 829-0523 28 Cordova St
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(904) 829-0523 28 Cordova St
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Saint Augustine, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(904) 814-8953 904 Anastasia Blvd
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Divorce
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 824-5711 1510 N Ponce de Leon Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, Business, Construction and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(904) 823-1232 222 San Marco Ave
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
St Augustine, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 315-0769 1260 N Ponce de Leon Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32084
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlie Douglas
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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Michael A. Atter
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Florida Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience

Michael Atter is an "A.V.-Preeminent" rate attorney. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar-Middle District of Florida. After serving as an... Read More »
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Jeff Higgins
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Daytona Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(386) 232-4066 444 Seabreeze Blvd
Suite 470
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
I will not let you down. I am a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who has led - and won - cases involving violent crimes, property crimes, weapons violations, major drug offenses, and sex crimes. I pride myself on my work ethic, my skill in the courtroom, and my accessibility to my clients. Call, text, or email today for a free consultation. Credit cards accepted and payment plans available.
Jeremy Lasnetski
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 642-3332 6550 St Augustine Rd
#303
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
University of Florida
Jeremy Lasnetski is a board certified criminal trial focusing on criminal law and immigration law. Mr. Lasnetski works in the Jacksonville office of Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon. Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon focus on criminal, immigration, and personal injury matters with two office locations in Jacksonville and Orlando.
David M. Goldman
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(904) 425-1910 822 A1A N
#310
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Free ConsultationPonte Vedra Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Elder and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of London
Firm works with Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts, Probate, Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense,Employment, Criminal Law, DUI, Elder Law Guardianship, Gun Trust, NFA Firearms, NFA Trust, Gun rights, Probate, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Trust Litigation. Licensed in Texas and Florida
Leonard Louis Cagan
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(904) 990-4747 2064 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Regent University School of Law
Lenny was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. Lenny worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) for over seven years. During this time, he prosecuted thousands of cases, supervised a staff of other attorneys and conducted numerous jury trials. Lenny knows how prosecutors think and how to speak their language. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Lenny worked for a prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm that practiced in the areas of Medical Malpractice/ Nursing Home Abuse/ and Personal Injury law. Lenny has been in private practice since 2004 representing people who have been accused of crimes or have been seriously injured...
Michael Politis
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Palm Coast, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(800) 351-0911 20 Airport Road
Suite A
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Criminal and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Michael J. Politis is the Daytona Beach personal injury attorney who established Politis & Matovina, P.A. He is a proud graduate of Nova University School of Law. Before he established the firm, Attorney Politis was a Prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in Daytona Beach and went on to become the Chief of Homicide Prosecutor with a 100% conviction rate. He has a strong track record of providing knowledgeable counsel not only in court but also in various TV shows, newspaper articles, and lectures. Attorney Politis is also recognized with the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubble? Law Directory. Get...
Genine Ann Mejia
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Daytona Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(386) 463-0849 737 South Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 221
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
At The Law Office of Genine Ann Mejia we focus solely on Criminal Defense, Traffic Ticket Revocation & Family Law issues. If you are in need of legal help, feel free to call our firm today.
Kevin J. Pitts Esq.
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Daytona Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 883-6853 747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
As a former Assistant State Attorney in Daytona Beach I handled over 5,000 cases. Working as a prosecuting attorney gave me a great deal of experience in DUI, theft, domestic violence, battery, assault, driving while license suspended, juvenile crimes, drug charges, misdemeanors, motions to suppress, motions in limine, traffic tickets and trial advocacy. I was exposed to numerous criminal defense strategies. This experience taught me what works and what issues The State Attorney's office faces when trying to prove their case. As a former member of the Big 12 championship Nebraska Cornhusker football team I have the mental and physical...
Patrick Korody
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JACKSONVILLE, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 383-7261 118 W. Adams Street
Suite 500
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Military and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus
Attorney Patrick Korody spent 10 years on active duty in the Navy JAG Corps, where he served as a military and federal prosecutor, military defense counsel, and crime victims' rights attorney. He deployed to Iraq in 2007 where he presented cases to Iraqi judges in Iraqi courts. He served as the special victims' prosecutor for the Navy in the Northwest Region of the United States and received advanced litigation and trial training through the military. He used his experience, service, and training to achieve outstanding results for his clients as a civilian attorney.
Malcolm Anthony
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(904) 285-4529 814 SR A1A N Ste 105
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082-3271
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law and O.W. Coburn School of Law
Malcolm is an attorney with over 33 years of experience specializing in various areas of criminal defense with a high success rate in DUIs and license offenses. He has a long-running relationship with St. Johns and Duval county law enforcement and court systems that has served his clients and their cases well. Malcolm is passionate about upholding the rights of his clients and their needs, while defending and protecting their privacy and reputation all with the utmost integrity. You will get peace of mind with Malcolm Anthony as your lawyer.
Anthony W. Chauncey
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 315-5107 301 W. Bay Street
Suite 14161
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Anthony “Tony” Chauncey practices in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Defense, Traffic Citations, Family Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Chauncey has counseled clients in many areas of the law including representation of numerous individuals and business entities in transactional and litigation proceedings in Florida’s state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Chauncey has helped thousands of clients achieve a fresh start financially using the federal bankruptcy laws. He is experienced in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. His criminal practice includes the defense of clients accused of crimes such as DUI, traffic offenses, drug...
Samantha Valentine Ellis
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Florida Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Florida Coastal School of LawFlorida
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Victoria Mussallem
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At Mussallem Law Firm, we are Dedicated to Defending Your Rights 24 Hours a Day.

We defend the rights of people when they get arrested or accused. Victoria "Tori" Mussallem is a Jacksonville criminal attorney who has defended thousands of clients throughout her career and prosecuted none. Read More »
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Heather Lee Mayer
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(904) 330-0289 3115 Spring Glen Rd.
Suite 502
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law and Lindenwood University
Philip Bonamo
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Daytona Beach, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(386) 257-1222 222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Mr. Bonamo received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of law in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Bonamo was extensively involved in Stetson’s trial practice and clinic programs. Prior to attending Stetson University, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992. Due to Mr. Bonamo’s academic achievement while at the University of Florida he was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. He has been selected as an "Advisor" for the Florida Bar's Lawyers Advising Lawyers Program (LAL).
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David Makofka
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(904) 355-2700 1400 Prudential Drive
Suite #1
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Dear Friends:
I have been practicing in the complex and interesting legal fields of family, criminal and personal injury law for over 20 years. In that time, I have learned what it takes to provide competent, aggressive representation to my clients, and at affordable rates. I believe that dedication, preparation and hard work are the cornerstones of a successful attorney and law firm. Our office has handled hundreds of complex cases over the years and we are willing to take on the challenging legal matters! If you, or someone you know needs help, call us now!...
Raymond Forbess Sr.
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(904) 634-0900 340 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Raised in Jacksonville, Mr. Forbess attended Bishop Kenny High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. After graduating college, he was commissioned as an Army Officer at 20 years of age. Mr. Forbess was an Infantry 2nd Lieutenant in Korea and commanded Rifle, Mortar and Anti-Tank Platoons. He worked the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. Ray completed Airborne School, Ranger School, and the Special Forces (Green Beret) qualification course in addition to the Infantry Officer's Basic and Advanced Course. He qualified as an Expert Marksman on various weapons including the .45 pistol, M16 Rifle,...
Holli Dean Esq.
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(904) 685-1200 3733 University Blvd W
#212B
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
I have always believed in the principles of fairness and justice, and that is a big reason I decided to become a lawyer. I am the first lawyer in my family and, being the product of divorce at an early age, I gravitated towards family law in an attempt to help families resolve problems in the best interest of their children. My personal background gives me the unique insight to know what families go through during a divorce and even after a divorce is finalized.

Victoria Mussallem
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Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(904) 365-5200 5801 Philips Hwy
#A
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
David Alan Shekhter
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Palm Coast, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 351-0911 20 Airport Road
Suite A
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Politis & Matovina, P.A. is proud to have David A. Shekhter as one of their esteemed Daytona Beach personal injury lawyers. Attorney Shekhter is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and spent his internship under the wing of Chief Judge David Levy in the Florida 3rd District Court of Appeals. He has dedicated his career to pursuing personal injury cases as well as criminal defense and immigration law. Attorney Shekhter is a native of Daytona Beach and speaks English and Russian fluently. Call Politis & Matovina, P.A. today and schedule a free consultation with Attorney Shekhter.
Jennifer M. Erlinger
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(888) 962-4453 100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Jennifer Erlinger moved to Jacksonville in 2009, after growing up in the Tampa Bay area. Ms. Erlinger received her Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Florida. She went on to achieve both her Juris Doctor, where she focused her study on Trial Advocacy, receiving a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy for the top ranked advocacy center of Stetson College of Law. She also received her Master's in Business Administration from Stetson University. Prior to joining Wood, Atter, & Wolf, Ms. Erlinger has worked as an Assistant State Attorney, Assistant Attorney General both in child support enforcement and in the...
John Stephen Hager
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Daytona Beach, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(386) 313-8350 642 N. Halifax Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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®...
J. Scott Nooney
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(904) 398-1992 1680 Emerson St
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationJacksonville, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Criminal, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Florida State University College of Law
Raymond Forbess Jr.
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Free Consultation! A Criminal Defense Lawyer That Fights for You! Call for Help!

I aggressively and successfully represent those accused of criminal charges. I will work tirelessly to defend your rights and interests! Visit my website for information and to see results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Holli Dean Esq.
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Helping Clients Preserve Their Rights

Our firm maintains an experienced Jacksonville Criminal Law Lawyer practicing throughout Northeast Florida. We provide clients cost effective, responsive representation in criminal law matters to preserve their rights. Read More »
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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.