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Jay Arnesen

also known as Jay M. Arnesen

About Me

Jay Arnesen is a former police officer turned DUI defense attorney with a decade of trial experience.  He is also an award winning trial attorney who is proud to have been named to the prestigious SUPERLAWYERS RISING STARS list in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  This is an honor that less than 5% of the legal community achieve.

When you've been arrested and are facing serious consequences like prison if convicted, you need to hire an experience DUI defense attorney. It is extremely important that your attorney takes the time necessary to review and explore every aspect of your case. After all, no two cases are the same, and it is often the minor details others overlook that can win your case.

At Arnesen Law, P.A., Jay provides dedicated personal attention and leaves no stone unturned when defending his clients. There is no doubt that criminal charges in Florida are serious and convictions have long-standing, if not lifelong effects on a person's reputation, family and employment. Veteran DUI attorney Jay M. Arnesen, armed with his police training and courtroom experience, has the tools necessary to get the job done. He understands the level of time, effort and commitment his clients need in every case in order to achieve a successful outcome.

In addition to Mr. Arnesen's experience as a former police officer, he is a certified firearms instructor, a distinguished pistol expert, and has trained with the FBI, DEA, ATF, NYPD, New York State Police and U.S. Customs. With such a vast array of knowledge and training focused on criminal justice, Arnesen Law, P.A. will provide you with the level of service and expertise you need.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Arnesen Law, P.A.

633 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Arnesen Law, P.A.

1825 NW Corporate Boulevard
Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Law Offices of Jay M. Arnesen

384 Liberty Street
Little Ferry, NJ, 07643



FLMember in Good Standing201306/14/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RISING STARSSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of New Jersey2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarTop Young Attorneys in New Jersey2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarTop Young Attorneys in New Jersey2012
CPR Lifesaving AwardPolice Benevolent Association, Local 1022000
CPR Lifesaving AwardLittle Ferry Ambulance Corp.2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jay M. Arnesen2007 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Frank L. Migliorino2005 - 2007
Law ClerkCarman, Beauchamp & Sang, PA2001 - 2003
Police OfficerBorough of Little Ferry1995 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Broward County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Florida State Bar AssociationGeneral Practice, Solo & Small Firm2013 - Present
Florida State Bar AssociationCriminal Law Section2013 - Present
Florida State Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division2013 - Present
Florida State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice SectionSecretary2012 - Present
New Jersey State PBA (Police Benevolent Association)Attorney - Legal Protection Plan2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice SectionLegislative Coordinator2011 - 2012
Fraternal Order of Police - Legal Plan, Inc.Attorney - FOP Legal Defense Plan2011 - Present
Fraternal Order of PoliceMember2011 - Present
Police Benevolent Association PBA Local 600Co-chair, Legal Affairs Committee2011 - 2012
Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - Present
Bergen County Bar Association, Municipal Court CommitteeCommitte Member2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice SectionMember2010 - Present
Police Benevolent Association PBA Local 600 RetiredMember2010 - Present
Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of CourtGraduate2010 - 2012
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2009 - 2011
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Police Benevolent Association Local 102Member1996 - Present
Florida State Bar AssociationTrial Lawyer SectionN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Drug Distribution 1st DegreeProbation
DWINot Guilty
Simple AssaultNot Guilty
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida CourtsFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Managing Business Risk in the Law FirmFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Professional Liability Insurance: Everything You Need to AskFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Building Business in a Down EconomyFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Technology Planning for the New Law PracticeFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New IssuesFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
ABC's of Starting and Managing Your Law PracticeFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Masters of DUI 2013Florida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Masters of DUI 2014Florida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Cross Examination of Police Officers and Detectives: A Tactical GuideNational Academy of Continuing Legal EducationN/A2014
The Supreme Court Today, Experiences & PracticesBroward County Bar AssociationN/A2014
Handling a High Profile CaseFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Trying a Case in Municipal Court, The BasicsFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
DWI Update 2014Florida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Municipal Court Bench BarFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Immigration and Multi-Jurisdictional ImplicationsFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
How to Handle a Marijuana Case in Municipal CourtFlorida State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Interstate Reciprocity of Traffic OffensesNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2014
Direct and Cross of Standardized Field Sobriety TestNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
Do You Really need a Warrant to Draw Blood (Missouri v. McNeely)New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
Municipal Court of the InitiatedNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
Municipal Court Bench BarNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
Ethics in Settlement NegotiationNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
Ethics in Municipal CourtNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
White Collar CrimeNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
A Physician's PerspectiveNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
DWI on Trial - The Big Apple XIIINew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2013
The Legalities of Field Sobriety TestingLawN/A2013
Confronting a DRE in a DWI TrialLawN/A2013
Cross-Examination of Plaintiff and DefendantLawCertificate of Attendance2012
A Step by Step Review of the Twelve Foundational Documents of State v. ChunLawCertificate of Attendance2012
Direct and Cross Examination of Expert WitnessesLawCertificate of Attendance2012
Closing ArgumentsLawCertificate of Attendance2012
Instructor - Municipal Court Laurick and other Post Conviction Relief MotionsNew Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2012
Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.LawN/A2012
Appellate AdvocacyLawN/A2012
The Jersey StingLawN/A2012
Ethics - Lawyers Guide to ProfessionalismLawN/A2012
DWI Update 2012LawN/A2012
Non-DWI in Municipal CourtLawN/A2012
Crimninal Trial Advocacy Summer InstituteLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Jury SelectionLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Computer Related Scientific and Technical Defenses in Alcotest CasesLawCertificate of Attendance2011
DWI Update AdvancedLawCertificate of Attendance2011
DWI UpdateLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Trying a Sexual Assault CaseLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Opening StatementsLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Motion Practice and Settlement StategiesLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Damages and RemediesLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Discovery/New Rules Regarding E-DiscoveryLawCertificate of Attendance2011
New Jersey Rules of EvidenceLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Direct Examination of Parties and ExpertsLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Cross-ExaminationLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Ethics in Municipal CourtLawCertificate of Attendance2011
The Impact of Municipal Court Convictions on ImmigrationLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Building Your Criminal Case at the Initial StageLawCertificate of Attendance2011
The Immigration Consequences of a Criminal ConvictionLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Municipal Court Bench Bar ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the CourtroomLawCertificate of Attendance2011
Stop Tickets, The Back Door to What FollowsLawCertificate of Attendance2011
DWI UpdateLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Auto Stops, Home Searches & The 4th AmendmentLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Criminal Law InstituteLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Prosecuting and Defending the Public Official or Police OfficerLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Appellate Practice for Criminal Trial AttorneysLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Municipal Court Bench Bar ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Dispositions and Defense Counsel's Duty to Advise under Padilla and Nunez-ValdezLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Miscellaneous Criminal ProceedingsLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Criminal Trial PreparationLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Criminal Law College: Handling a Criminal Case from Arraignment to AppealLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Cross Examination on Field SobrietyLawCertificate of Attendance2010
The Ertco Hart ControversyLawCertificate of Attendance2010
Criminal Motion PracticeLawCertificate of Attendance2009
Handling Drug, DWI & Serious Motor Vehicle Cases in Municipal CourtLawCertificate of Attendance2009
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJuris Doctor2004
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityPublic Service AdministrationBachelor of Arts2001
Bergen County Police and Fire AcademyLaw EnforcementFirearms Instructor1999
John Jay CollegeCriminal JusticeHigh Intensity Drug Trafficing Area1997
Department of Law and Public SafetyLaw EnforcementCertified Breathalyzer Operator1997
Bergen County Police and Fire AcademyLaw EnforcementHigh Risk Situational Survival1996
Bergen County Police and Fire AcademyLawPolice Distinguished Expert (Firearms)1995
Bergen County Police and Fire AcademyLaw EnforcementBasic Police Training1995
Department of Law and Public SafetyLaw EnforcementBasic Course for Police Officers1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice SectionMunicipal Court Laurick and other Post Conviction Relief Motions2012
New Jersey State Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities CommitteeAssembly Bill A-18442012
New Jersey Assembly Judiciary CommitteeAssembly Bill A-18482012
Wood-Bridge, NJSenate Bills regarding Pension Reform2011
Wood-Bridge, NJPension Reform for Retired Police Officers2011