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Stephen Andrew Mosca

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   48 reviews

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About Stephen

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I became an attorney after realizing that in order for the rights enumerated in the Constitution of the United States to be truly "guarenteed," those rights must be constantly defended against those seeking to avoid the protections they afford.  And while there are multiple well funded organizations with a wide array of technical resources devoted to enforcing the laws and bringing criminal cases against citizens, citizens have only defense lawyers to protect and defend their rights in the face of active prosecution.

 

One-sided contests occur in civil litigation as well.  They are created when powerful commercial institutions, like banks or insurance companies, have all the resources to bring wrongfully deficient, unjust, and sometimes even fraudulent lawsuits against citizens.  Only that citizen's defense attorney can ensure that the rights granted to him by law are enforced by defending against loss by default, which can occur when individuals are challenged by giants. 

 

To bring a case, the police departments have manpower, vehicles, weapons, laboratories, forensic capabilities, communications gear, helicopters, machinery, and money.  Banks have teams of attorneys over multiple firms to litigate against their customers in case of disagreement.  And while prosecutors are ethically assigned to seek justice, you better be ready for those who freely choose to simply, and sometimes blindly, prosecute.

 

I am a former aerospace engineer who, as a result, excels in any case where technical considerations or technical experts may become a factor.  This applies in product liability, wrongful death, accident reconstruction and DUI cases or anytime ballistics, DNA, or other forensic or scientific evidence is likely to be introduced.

 

I believe in an aggressive defense for anyone who has the awsome police powers of the government or the unfair actions of corporations leveled against them and am passionate about providing a zealous representation for anyone who has been wronged by negligence or the intentional wrongful acts of others.

 

When I was an engineer, I was working to create the weapons and systems that defended our Counstitution against enemies from without.  Now I work to enforce that document from the forces within our own system that work to tilt the playing field against the accused.  I truly feel that it is a privilege to be able to perform these important tasks.  It is what makes our Constitution worth having.

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Stephen

Mosca Law Firm, P.A.
P.O. Box 47874
Jacksonville, FL, 32247-7874

Reviews

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Posted by Michaelc | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and fair..great effort!!
Me. Mosca got the ideal outcome for my case, the price was very fair, and his a cell phone call away Incase there is a next time!!!
Posted by Paul | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Deed-in-Lieu-of-Foreclosure Attorney !
Stephen Mosca provided all the legal services required in the application for, and receipt of, a D.I.L. approval for our condo. His knowledge and performance of the steps of the process were timely and effective and precluded what would have been many months of mental stress and worry for my family.
Posted by Paul | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great experience!
My case involved a home foreclosure lawsuit and probably wasn't much of a challenge for a man of Stephen's experience and intelligence, but he handled it regardless, and was extremely professional, friendly, and above all, knowledgeable. He explained to us ahead of time what procedures would happen and the steps that we would need to take. He was always available if we had questions or needed an update on the case, and explained things in a way that we could understand. I can't say enough about his intelligence and savvy. Would recommend him to ANYONE.
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Posted by Marilyn | August 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Possible home forclosure
Mr. Mosca is a honest and fair lawyer. He's not going to sugar coat any situation. He will offer is recommendation based on his many years practing law.....so you either take it or leave it. I would recommend you take his advice and let him represent you. I wish there were more lawyers like him.
Posted by Carol | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fantastic attorney - a true rarity!
I was immediately surprised by the promptness with which Mr. Mosca returned my initial call. He was honest, professional and gave genuine advice on how to proceed for my traffic citation. While the case was short and not very complex, I can tell that Mr. Mosca has a passion for what he does, and he's the kind of person you want in your corner. He is extremely thorough and well-spoken, but also approachable. I also especially like that he did a flat-fee service, which made me feel valued and not as if I was a cash cow to charge as much as possible. I would, without reservation, recommend Mr. Mosca to all of my family and friends. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest recommendation
I hired Steve to represent me concerning a charge that I was contesting that had the potential to be very damaging to my reputation and career. Having never been through this type of situation, Steve was very clear in explaining things, kept in constant contact and provided me with options along with pros and cons associated. He fought to get me a very favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with the results. Once the case was concluded, payment had been made and our business was done, Steve told me what his fee was to file the required future court paperwork would be, but then explained to me how easy it was and told me how to do it myself which will save me hundreds of dollars. This said a lot to me about his character as he could have easily taken any easy payday but instead looked out for my best interest. Would absolutely recommend to friends or family in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Kirsty Ashley Clay | May 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not be more satisfied!
Mr. Mosca didn't only win my case, he also negaotiated my fees and saved me extra money! He was very prompt with setting up a court date and communicated the whole way through the process. Defiantly felt like I was in good hands from the very start.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice
Mr. Mosca was very helpful. Answered my legal questions quickly and in depth.
Posted by KM | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GENUINE MR. STEPHEN MOSCA CARES!!!!!!
I currently came aware of a misdemeanor shoplifting warrant put out for me from a year ago from Florida that I had no knowledge of as I live in another state now. I contacted a few attorneys and Mr. Mosca was the attorney to contact me In a timely manner. I was a wreck trying to figure out how to deal with my warrant as I live so far and had a baby with few family to assist. Mr. Mosca took the time to keep in contact with me and guide me with vital information all the way until I was able to turn myself in on my accord. As you know some lawyers don't care about you until they see the money in their hands. But not Mr. Mosca he assisted me so much and gave me a lot of info even before I officially became his client. Once I was able to turn myself in and get my warrant cleared I hired Mr. Mosca immediately. My father and I met him and he was so understanding,courteous, and took the time to explain everything especially to my elder father. Mr. Mosca did not judge me or treat me like a criminal at all for my extensive criminal past.(Hey I was young and dumb back then) . After hiring him I was able to return back to my current state of residence right away. Let me tell you even though I live several states away I felt like Mr. Mosca was living around the corner from me. He communicated with me all the time. I never had to chase him or play phone tag. I never felt like he was too busy for me.He updated me by constantly emailing me or called me with any information he had. Mr. Mosca saved my family and I from a lot of heartache and prevented loss time with my baby. He did an outstanding job by resolving my case on my FIRST court date. Some lawyers don't care anymore about you and become lazy once they are paid in full upfront but Mr. Mosca was absolutely NOT like that at all. Since I was not there and he appeared on my behalf he could of just told me he couldn't do anything besides their offer .He was able to get my initial offer of 90 days in jail dropped to time served with a no contest plea. He did this all while I was out of state and remind you resolved at my FIRST court date. Even for my sentencing court date he made an arrangement that I just fill out some notarized paperwork and he would appear again on my behalf since it would be again so hard finacially to travel back to Florida and have someone watch my baby. Let me end by saying I found out about my warrant and turned myself in July 6th 2016. I am writing this review August 4th 2016 This lawyer was that hardworking and efficient where he was able to help me thousands of miles away, guide me until I turned my self in, communicated with me constantly, went to my first court date August 3rd 2016 and resolved that day. Mr. Stephen Mosca did all this for me in LESS THAN A MONTH. STEPHEN MOSCA SHOULD BE YOUR ONLY CHOICE!
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Posted by Phil | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT Attorney!
I was shocked when I was told the Government was investigating a company I was part owner in two years ago. I talked to the Government and, though I knew we did absolutely nothing wrong, I was concerned with how they were questioning me. A friend told me long ago, "I don't care if you are the Pope, if the Government comes after you, shut your mouth and get an attorney." So I did. I did some research on the Internet and found Mr. Mosca. After my first discussion with him, I felt very good that he was the right person for the job. Within a couple of months the case was closed, I never had to talk to any other person during the time he was my attorney, and he kept me apprised of any changes and made me feel really good about the case throughout the time he was my attorney. He was down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and kept all the legal mumbo-jumbo away by clearly explaining everything. HE'S THE BEST!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I would recommend him to anyone that needs an caring, attentive, and informative lawyer. Anytime I had questions he was always willing to listen and so the best he could to assist me. He was able to have my situation completely fixed.
Posted by William | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
awesome attorney
He did everything I asked him to do and he also got the outcome I was hoping for. He was veryI realistic about my expectations and what to expect in court. He was there on time he was well prepared and he couldn't have done a better job. If I ever need assistance in the future he will be the first one I will call. I highly recommend him and I'll give him 5 stars.!! Respectfully William physical therapist
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Posted by Karen | February 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend him !
Mr. Mosca represented us in a case that lasted 10 months, without him and his knowledge we would of never been able to get the result we wanted. He is personable, responsive, very knowledgeable, reasonable, thorough and to the point. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone !
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Stephen Mosca has represented me a few times for poor life decision-making but throughout the hard effort he and I made we accomplished a new life path for myself and I am very thankful for his service, without it I wouldn't be where I stand in life today. A special thank you Stephen Mosca for your time and help with me I greatly appreciate it.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
A fighter for the Little Guy
We hired Stephen for a foreclosure case in 2013. He has fought the bank tooth and nail for us and helped keep us in our home for as long as possible while we figured out our final strategies. He truly will fight for you. He is very easy to speak to and shows true empathy for your situation. He is a fighter for the little guy against a system that is stacked against us. I highly recommend Stephen for your legal matters.
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Posted by Beau | July 16, 2015
Sex Offender Registry Removal.
First off let me start off by letting you know about the back story to my case. I am currently 34 yrs old. My arrest was in 1999 when I was 18. I was dating a girl who at the time was 14 yrs old. The mother knew about us and decided to call the local police after I failed to bring her home on time to teach me a lesson and didn't know that I was to be arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious acts on a minor. So long story short I was put on sex offender probation, required to attend a sex offender group and also register as a sex offender FOR LIFE. Fast forward 15 yrs later my fiance of 15 yrs as well and I decided to seek out an attorney to petition the court for removal off of the registry . My fiance did a search and came across Stephen Mosca Law Firm and thank god she did because after the conciliation we decided to retain him and after only 3 months max I was informed by Mr.Mosca that the states attorney had no objection and the judge issued the letter for immediate removal from the registry . Keep in mind I also met all criteria such as, #1.No more than 4 yrs of age #2.No prior sex crimes or convictions #3.No covictions (felony) since the initial sex charge. #4.The sex between yourself and the "victim" must have been consensual. Etc... Stephen Mosca and team made my case a priority.The Mosca team gave my case 100% of their attention, at least that is how I felt and the outcome shows it.He is up front honest and will not take your money if he feels that you do not have a case.A++ Thanks for reading. Beau
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Posted by James | July 9, 2015
Stephen had my back. A great battle buddy.
I met Stephen and contracted with him to help me in a foreclosure. He was absolutely a breath of fresh air during an impossible time in my life. Throughout the process he always did what he said he was going to do and demonstrated genuine empathy and concern. He worked with me so that his services were affordable and always kept me up to date with what was going on. If you have a legal need in his area of expertise, I would highly recommend Stephen Mosca. If ever I need another attorney it will be Mr. Mosca. BTW at the end of the day he won the foreclosure and achieved all of my expectations.
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Posted by paula.stinnett | May 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Spoke with Mr. Mosca via phone for consultation and and he was extremely helpful and very straight forward. He answered all of my questions and then answered ones I didnt even think to ask. Hopefully, I wont be needing a lawyer in the future, but if I did, I would definately hire him.
Posted by Gary | April 27, 2015
Shephen Mosca won my foreclosure case and I was awarded my house
After years of fighting all the corruption of the big financial institutions on my own to try and keep my home that was in foreclosure I realized I needed a lawyer. I hired Stephen Mosca to take on a tough task. This was the best move I ever made in my life. Stephen Mosca stood by my side and helped me in ways I didn't even know existed. Steven Mosca is very smart and is very dedicated to his clients with one goal in mind, to win your case. With all of his knowledge and expertise Steven Mosca was able to win my case and get my house back to me clear and free of any debt. Steven Mosca is a lawyer I would recommend to everyone. Please do yourself a favor and call Steven Mosca today.
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Response from Stephen Mosca February 10, 2016
This Duval county foreclosure case was dismissed with prejudice after a hearing on our defense of expiration of the statute of limitations.
Posted by Julie | April 1, 2015
Very Professional and Helpful!
He was very helpful and professional. He responded right away and gave me suggestions and some direction on how to handle my situation. I really appreciated his help and time, especially when it was for free and I didn't have to pay to talk to someone about my situation.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Office of Regional Conflict Counsel
  • 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • Academy of Aeronautics
  • Associates in Applied Science
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Federal Natl. Mortgage Assoc. v. Hatter
  • Dismissed With Prejudice
  • United States v. Sanchez
  • Sentenced to 6 months Home Detention and Three Years Supervised Release, Reviewable after Two years
  • State of Florida vs. D.S.
  • All charges dropped
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Associations

  • Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Federal CJA Panel Defense Attorney
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Federal District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Scholar Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Lillian Spencer Award
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • 2002
  • Project Sterling Citation for Excellence
  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation
  • 1982
  • US Congressional Advisory Board
  • US Congress
  • 1981
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • The Business of Medical Cannabis
  • Legal Aspects of Medical Marijuana
  • 2014
  • Pre-Law Honors Program
  • Law School Admission Seminar
  • 2008
  • FCSL Trial Practice Competition Judge
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Stephen Mosca without hesitation to anyone who needs an aggressive advocate in their corner. I had the opportunity to work with Stephen on several serious matters in felony court in Duval County. He is aggressive, well-prepared and extremely intelligent. He understands the difficulties that people face when caught up in the criminal justice system. Stephen Mosca is a great attorney and I recomend him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is known for his aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the pleasure of working in the same office building at Mr. Mosca. He is an extremely knowledgable, aggressive and passionate attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Mosca are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Mosca is an excellent lawyer who truly cares for his clients and will work every possible avenue to obtain the best results for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fighter and is always looking for new ways to help his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Other
"I met Steve in law school, and there was no doubt in my mind that Steve would graduate and become a tremendous asset to the community where he settled. Steve is very passionate about the practice of law and committed to helping others. He has a work ethic that is rarely matched by others. I am proud to endorse Steve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mosca is an excellent attorney who is always prepared"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Just take a look at his answers on Avvo and you'll see how knowledgeable he is on the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Mosca's work, he's on the cutting edge of every issue he discusses--it's hard to believe he gives this great advice for free! I unequivocally recommend him to anyone seeking a top-notch defense attorney. Keep up the good work."
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