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Jeffery Higgins

Criminal defense Attorney at Daytona Beach, FL

5.0   19 reviews

also known as DaytonaDefense.com

  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 2 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffery

Learn Jeffery’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    Criminal defense is the SOLE focus of my practice. I have led dozens of criminal trials (including death penalty), and will take a case to trial if that is what it takes to get the best outcome for my client. Furthermore, I am a responsive and helpful attorney who understands the importance of providing the right kind of help when people make mistakes. I also work tirelessly to assure that my clients understand the criminal process and have a chance to fully recover once the case is over.

    13 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    ANYONE can be charged with DUI. It usually results from a mistake or error in judgment on the part of the driver. Fortunately, the police also make mistakes in these cases & those mistakes can be used in a driver's defense. I am a creative attorney who is trained and experienced at finding these mistakes, and making sure that they help my clients get the best outcomes possible in their DUI cases.

    13 years, 250 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Domestic violence cases can be very emotional for both a client and an alleged victim. They are difficult for police to properly investigate, and can be difficult for prosecutors to prove to a jury. My defense of your domestic violence charge will involve a combination of strong advocacy exposing shortcomings in the evidence in court, along with a diplomatic approach that can help put the emotions aside and reach the best outcome for all concerned.

    13 years, 200 cases

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    Violent crimes can be subject to very serious penalties. In my career I have defended all types of violent crimes from simple assaults, to crimes involving weapons, and multiple homicides. If you are charged with a violent crime, I will make sure you receive a vigorous defense- exposing police mistakes, witness prejudices, and prosecutorial errors - to hold the State to its burden, make sure you are treated fairly, and get you through the case as quickly and painlessly as possible.

    13 years, 300 cases

  5. Sex crime
    5%
    Allegations of sex crimes are very sensitive, and can be embarrassing for all involved. They can also be very difficult for the police to properly investigate, and for prosecutors to prove to a jury. In my career I have defended cases of date rape, sexual abuse, & child pornography, and I know the kind of evidence juries expect to see in these cases. When defending a case involving allegations of sex crimes, I make sure the prosecutor bases their case on evidence, not shock value.

    12 years, 10 cases

Born and raised in Florida, and licensed to practice law since 1998, I am a skilled attorney with significant trial experience and an excellent bedside manner.  I believe that everyone charged with a crime deserves a vigorous defense & I work to make sure each of my clients understands the legal process, and that they understand their choices before they make any decisions regarding their case. 

Having achieved successful careers in both criminal defense and athleitcs administration, the competitor in me understands that sometimes it takes extra effort to get the results I want.  I am proud to say I have never shied away from that effort in defense of my clients.

Apart from being an accomplished attorney, I am also a father of four & grandfather of one.  When I'm not working, you may find me working local football games as an on-field official or serving as a volunteer coach for my youngest daughter's basketball team.  If you do, please say hello.  You never know when you may need a good attorney.

Location

DaytonaDefense.com
444 Seabreeze Blvd.
Suite 470
Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
DaytonaDefense.com
101 North Alabama Ave.
Deland, FL, 32724
DaytonaDefense.com
1769 East Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL, 32110
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Brittany | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Attorney
Jeff Higgins is your go to Attorney. I hired him the day before court not knowing the outcome at all. I was facing 3 years and Jeff went into court stood by my side the entire time going back and forth not giving in one bit. He got me probation. He saved my life Im forever grateful for Mr. Higgins. If you’re fighting a criminal case I promise you Jeff Higgins is your guy!!
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Posted by Mykal | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Jeff is great! I came to Jeff not knowing much about the legal system, and felt lost about the crime I was charged with. Jeff took the time to explain the process and handled everything. Jeff communicated everything very well. He got my charges dismissed, and I never set a foot in a courtroom! Jeff handled everything from start to finish, and produced perfect results.
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Posted by Jesse | February 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
JEFFERY HIGGINS is definitely the Attorney to hire for any Criminal Matter in Daytona ! Very knowledgeable and flexible with payment options to get the case done. From a West Palm Beach, FL client
Posted by Michael Maul | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reasonable rates, exceptional results
I've hired Jeff twice. His rates are reasonable and he gets exceptional results. I don't just give out trust. Actions and the little things talk and all I've ever seen from Jeff is good character. I trust his advice because I truly believe it's not all about the money with him. This attorney did not rush to plea out, nor did I get charged with any extra expenses. Through all negotiations I never had to appear in court. I was offered a decent deal from the start and a second offer that was even better. I told Mr Higgins what was important to me and he secured me a verdict that fit my needs . Don't bother looking any place else or spending a ton of money. Jeff gets results and the problems go away.
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Posted by Brandon | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working quick responding aggressive lawyer.
Just wanted to start off by saying Attorney Jeff Higgins is hands down the best Attorney on this side of the Mississippi. If your looking for an attorney look no further Jeff Higgins is your man. I am happy to recommend Mr. Higgins to anyone looking for professional high quality service. I had a probation violation of community control with no bond Mr Higgins preformed a miracle and got the judge to recall the warrant less than 24 hours. Hard working quick responding aggressive lawyer. Highly recommend... He cares about your well being and will fight to prove your innocents no matter the time of day or night he's on the job 24/7 365.. Jeff Higgins handled my case with professionalism and discretion. The outcome was better than I had ever hoped for. If it wasn't for Mr. Higgins doing what he does best I wouldn't be free to spend the Holidays with my family and to me that means more than anything thank you Jeff for all your hard work and dedication Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays..
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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Efficient and very effective
I had a battery which I was on probation for and violated with a DUI. The day the warrant was issued for my violation, Mr. Higgins got the judge to recall it. Hard working, quick responding aggressive lawyer. Highly recommend.
Posted by Ronald Liddell Cook | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every last penny.
My 17 year old son was caught driving without a driver licence. Never had one not even a permit. Called Jeff he took care of everything. We never had to even go to court my son turned 18 and got his full operators license not permit, within the same month. The day he let Jeff know about getting his D/L, Jeff happened to be in court, he asked my son to text a pic of it to him. 20 mins later Jeff texted back congrats case dismissed. Again never had to see the inside of a courtroom or talk to any authority. Thank you so much Jeff, my son is a good kid and actually was trying to help us by taking his little brother 1 mile down the road to his friend's house because my wife and I were both sick he thought he would help us and got in trouble. Yes it was wrong but his intentions were very good knowing we both have chronic illnesses some days worse than others but some officers today don't take those things into consideration and throw the book at you no matter what. Thank God for good attorneys like Jeff Higgins to help people like us. You will be happy if you find yourself in a bind and hire Mr. Higgens. If you do something bad on purpose and he helps you with lesser charges or case dismissal, use that to rethink your life and the chance God has given you. We have.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help in my time of need
Attorney Jeff Higgins handled my case with professionalism and discretion. He listened to my side of the story and defended me in the best way possible. The outcome was better than I had ever hoped for. He worked hard and was always on top of every contact that needed to be made with the courts. He never missed a beat. I owe everything to him and recommend him 100%, no matter what your legal woes may be.
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Posted by Marie | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just hire him!!!
If your looking for an attorney look no further Jeff Higgins is your man. Attorney Higgins represented my daughter in a Dui case that could have turned out with jail time but ended today with the best possible outcome . We praise him for all the hard work put forth. Please just call him for a consultation you will be just as pleased as we were.
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Posted by Kathy | February 23, 2017
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Professional Legal Services
Having very little experience in hiring a lawyer , I was quite nervous to make the call for a young family member that needed help for a first time offense . From the first phone call Mr. Higgins put me at ease . He handled everything and answered every question in a timely compassionate manner. He was able to get our case dismissed . I would highly recommend his services .
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
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Accident With No Injuries, Citation Dismissed
Attorney Higgins represented me in court, getting a citation for improper lane change dismissed. I highly recommend him and would call again if the need arises.
Posted by Ron | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended, Make This Your First Call
When I needed an attorney to fight for my rights after receiving not one, but three tickets during a routine traffic stop and search, I called Jeff Higgins. Jeff not only understands the law and was able to fight for me in court, he cared about me as a person. To sum it up, Jeff went to court for me, represented me by speaking to the police officers and the judge, and had my tickets dismissed! He followed up with personal words of encouragement and I am happy to recommend Mr. Higgins to anyone looking for professional and high quality service. No fines or points on my license. Thank you Jeff!
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Posted by James | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jeff was honest from the start, and fought until the end to get the best possible outcome for my case. First time DUI, and other related charges reduced and/or dismissed which saved my job! I feel like the court "had it out to make an example of me", so I'm not sure anyone else could of helped me as much as Jeffery Higgins did. Thanks again!
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Posted by Don | October 2, 2016
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Speeding & Possesion
I was referred to Jeff Higgins after my incident of Speeding & Possession of a nugget of Marijuana! Although I was guilty on both infractions & the process took some time~ in the end... Jeff performed Magic for Me!!! I had a proposal from the courts that was totally Unacceptable & Ludacris!!! *A 6mth.~$300. drug classes & 4 urinalysis test all paid by Me!!!* (SERIOUSLY!~for a nugget of weed!) I totally turned down this proposal & expressed to Jeff my total dissatisfaction and denial of this ridiculous offer from the Court's! That is when Jeff rolled up his sleeves & within a week The Magic occurred~ *Not guilty on both offenses~ no points~no record!* Mr. Higgins is worth every Dollar you invest in him~ being one of the best in our Defense! Sincerely~ Don Aubrey
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Posted by Joyce | August 9, 2016
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Lawyer
Jeff is fantastic. He responds immediately, is very efficient & extremely knowledgable about the law & court system. He kept me informed through the whole process & provided the best defense for me.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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joe grabowski
, mr. Higgins is very knowledgeable and did a very good job for me I would recommend his services to anyone that needed it we did not go to trial although I would have loved to seen him at trial I think he would have done a great job but he advised me not to do so and that was his expertise and I took his advice he also gave me a little bit of a break on this price he's a great guy and I would highly recommend him to anybody
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Posted by Frank | July 26, 2016
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The best attorney I have ever dealt with.
I received and speeding ticket and I felt that I was not speeding so I reached out for an attorney that would represent me and I came across Mr.Higgins who was refereed to me by a friend. He handled my case with ease and got the charges and ticket dismissed. I would recommend Mr.Higgins to anyone looking for a quality attorney that will get the outcome you will be pleased with.
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Posted by Abel | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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The coolest man alive.
I was facing a serious problem, I was separating from my girlfriend who I have kids with. She did everything in her power to destroy my name,company & self esteem. If it wasn't for sir, Higgs I would not be free to enjoy my new life in the Florida key. He got all charges dropped and gave me my freedom I would gladly recommend him to anyone he is an A++ lawyer!!! Thank you, Jeff Higgs. Sincerely, Abel
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Posted by JJ | July 25, 2016
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Does what he says
Jeff was upfront and honest from the jump. I got a criminal traffic ticket while working out in Daytona because my license had gotten suspended for court fees. The police seen I was on probation and turned a simple driving with suspended license ticket to a criminal ticket. Jeff let me know that he could definitely take care of my ticket ASAP before my probation was up for review and he did just that. He kept in contact with me every step of the way and was always there to answer my questions. If I'm ever in need of an attorney I know Jeff will be the guy. Thank you Jeff
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney & Principal
  • DaytonaDefense.com
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Attorney - Daytona Beach
  • Ted L. Hollander & Associates, LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant Athletic Director/Counsel
  • Stetson University Department of Athletics
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Athletic Director/Counsel
  • UNLV Department of Athletics
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate Director of Enforcement
  • NCAA
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office - 5th Judicial Circuit
  • 1998 - 2002
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Capital Sexual Battery; Child Abuse
  • Capital Sexual Battery Charges Dropped
  • Bond Hearing - Accessory to Murder; Felony Drug Possession
  • ROR
  • Grand Theft
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Teen Court Judge
  • Judge
  • 1999 - 2002
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Stetson University Student Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Not only did I briefly work for Jeff, but I prosecuted cases that he defended. You don’t know the merit of an attorney until you try a case against them. Jeff is honest, the hardest worker I know, and an excellent trial attorney. If you have any doubt in who to hire, hire Jeff."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Higgins goes above and beyond to give his clients the individual attention they deserve and need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard worker and always willing to put in the time necessary to obtain the best result. He is very polite cordial and professional. On top of those great qualities, the most notable one is his tenacity, he never gives up until all options are exhausted."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney has a broad experience both in government and in private practice. His clients love him and he is feared by many Assistant State Attorneys. I would work with this attorney at any time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Higgins is a well respected attorney that has a good relationship with judges, law enforcement, as well as fellow attorneys in the community. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of criminal and DUI defense, which allows him to provide excellent legal representation on behalf of his clients."
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