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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Jaime is without a doubt the best criminal defense attorney out there. He is extremely personable and will put you right at ease, an aspect that is essential when you are faced with criminal charges. His dedication and determination when fighting for your rights is unparalleled. Jaime has been a fantastic mentor and always willing to take the time to help a fellow lawyer.
Sarah Maya Federal Crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||05/07/2015|
|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|