Often times I am asked: How can you do what you do? How can you defend those who have been accused of crimes and do so with a clean conscience?
For me, the answer is simple: The legal system is tough. It is tough to understand, tough to navigate; and tough to deal with when you find yourself accused of a crime. The legal system can be very intimidating; especially true for most of the people who have never been arrested before or involved in the legal system. I understand how to fight for the rights of those individuals and help them navigate the legal system.
I believe in my community. I was born and raised right here in Tampa, Florida. I went to Jesuit High School; and probably crossed paths with many of you during school years. When someone comes into my office asking for help, I don’t see a client; I see a friend asking for help. It is because of this bond, between my client and I, that allows me to take their case(s) personally and fight furiously for them. I provide every client with the best possible representation to get to the best possible outcome for their case. My ultimate goal is to accommodate each and every client; doing whatever I can to make their situation better.
I believe in second chances. Many think that the legal system is perfect and that every “defendant” accused of a crime is guilty. Many people feel that every guilty verdict is deserved. There is stigma that most think once someone has been convicted of a crime, that they will always be a criminal and can never change to be a productive member of society. That is not my thought. That is not the truth. Many hardworking and honest people have found themselves on the wrong end of accusations; allegations; and a verdict. It is a tragedy when innocent people are accused of crimes; sentenced to prison/jail or placed on probation unjustly. Misunderstandings and false accusations can and do happen. It is my job to assure these misunderstandings are corrected.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 2005
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Litigator of the Year||Barry University||2000|
|Managing Partner||Jaime J Garcia Attorney at law||2005 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Florida academy of criminal defense lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|hillsboro county bar aasociation||N/A||N/A|
|Barry Law Review||Editor||2000|
|Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|University South Florida||What to Do When Involved in an Accident||2011|
|Laws of DUI||DUI||2010|
|Asset protection||protecting your assets||N/A|