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About Me

As an Assistant Public Defender, I was in court on a daily basis before numerous judges and Assistant State Attorneys.  My motion practice and negotiation skills were very effective in disposing of the vast majority of the cases I handled.  I can help you with your case.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    25 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    5 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    15 years



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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Marivette Gonzalez

    I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Stephen Christopher Brown

    Very passionate about criminal defense.


    Stephen Brown Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

George C. Via, Pa

Mailing Address:
1832 Villa Drive, Suite 12
Clearwater, FL, 33760-1415


FLMember in Good Standing199009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerGeorge C. Via, PA2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender2002 - 2012
OwnerGeorge C. Via, PA1993 - 2002
Assistant Public DefenderMiami Dade Public Defender1990 - 1993
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
JACKSON V. STATE, 881 SO.2D 666 (FLA. 5TH DCA 2004)Denial of motion to dismiss probation violation affidavit form reversed on appeal. As a result, hundreds of VOPs were dismissed until the form was fixed.
Kiss v. State, 42 So. 3d 810 (Fla 4th DCA 2010)This case quotes the Anderson concurring opinion that quotes my article on Dealing in Stolen Property.
Anderson v. State, 2 So. 3d 303 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)Concurring Judge quoted my article on Dealing in Stolen Property
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Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalDealing in Stolen Property, Grand Theft, and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Green Lake Baha'i ConferenceThe Universal House of Justice and Time Prophecies in the Bible2011
Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic DevelopmentWorking with the Poor as a Public Defender2010
Orlando Police DepartmentMiddle East Politics2005
Law Schools in Istanbul, South Africa & ZimbabweGlobalization &The New World Order2000