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Anabelle Dias

Criminal defense Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

5.0   48 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Anabelle

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  1. Criminal defense
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    If you have been arrested for and charged with a crime in North Florida or in and around Tallahassee, you face a difficult situation. There is a proper way to handle your situation that will minimize the stress and fear involved You are not alone, and you deserve strong, passionate and skillful representation.

    24 years, 10,000 cases

DETERMINED, AGGRESSIVE, HONEST AND AFFORDABLE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS READY TO HELP YOU 24/7.

Described by friends, family, and many of her clients as a prolific deliverer of truth and justice, Anabelle Dias shines as the leader of The Law Offices of Anabelle Dias, P.A.

"I called Anabelle at 11 a.m. on a Friday morning. I was in her office within the hour. After almost 2 years of being neglected, ignored, and mistreated by another attorney, and over 5 months of being separated from my husband, she took his case that same day, worked on it the entire weekend, and had him home Monday night, just in time for Christmas"—Melissa, a former client.

The time between arrest and trial can be extremely stressful; the attention that Anabelle gives her clients can be of great comfort during this time. "Anabelle is more than an attorney", says Lauren, another former client. "In one of the most heartbreaking times of a client's life, she was like a second mother to me before we even met. From my very first phone call to her office I knew she was the one who would help me get my life back. Anabelle is not only a forceful advocate for justice, but an amazing, sweet, reassuring person".

Anabelle first came to the US from France in 1990. Upon graduating with a degree in Accounting from The Florida State University, Anabelle was accepted to the prestigious Florida State University College of Law. Anabelle has been a practicing attorney in the state of Florida since 1999 and she handles almost exclusively criminal cases. Anabelle is fluent in French, as well as conversational Spanish and Portugese. She has lived in several countries, giving her an amazing ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and make everyone feel comfortable in her presence.

Early in her career Anabelle worked as an attorney in the Leon County Public Defender’s Office. During that time, she handled felony, misdemeanor, traffic, and juvenile cases in Leon, Gadsden, and Liberty County. Her former employer, Ed, described her at the time as "smart, stubborn, gutsy, and an advocate extraordinaire." She remains each of these and more today. Anabelle has extensive trial experience and works well with Offices of the State Attorney to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients, touting high-profile trial wins as proof that the truth prevails over all. Later, Anabelle worked in private practice handling civil rights cases.

With over 1,000 cases ranging from assaults and robberies to murders and kidnappings, Anabelle is equipped to handle any situation she may come across in the courtroom. Anabelle has obtained many not guilty verdicts, as well as secured pleas that prevent her clients from becoming convicted felons.

Anabelle is very active in the community through academics and civic measures. She has worked as an adjunct instructor at Tallahassee Community College, teaching various undergraduate legal classes. Anabelle also is an advocate for ending homelessness by donating clothes and supplies in the winter months to the less fortunate. Anabelle was also very involved in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina where she collected both monetary donations and other needed items, working with others to personally deliver the items to our neighbors in need.

Anabelle believes that communication is the keystone to quality representation of clients. She strives to keep all avenues of communication open to collect information about a client’s case, and all possible options as they proceed through the judicial process. Anabelle goes out of her way to accommodate client’s schedules and their particular needs. Anabelle provides determined, compassionate, and reasonable legal representation. In short, criminal defense is far more than just a business to Anabelle; she bleeds for her clients, and it shows.

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Licensed for 23 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by William | August 3, 2012
Fantastic Lawyer
I had been in a rough spot in life. Was severely injured and had my civil rights violated. I was referred to Anabelle's Law firm. She went above and beyond the call of duty, kept me inform and involved in my case. Thanks to her I got the money I deserved and was able to rebuild my life. I'm not independent, healthy and financially secure Thanks to Annabelle's work on my case.
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Posted by Lesli | May 12, 2008
We Love Anabelle!
Anabelle was able to help my fiance get a very favorable sentence from the judge when we thought there was no hope. We thought that he would go to prison for sure but Anabelle was able to convince the judge that more harm than good would come from that. I can't thank her enough! She is very personable, warm, and you can tell that she truly cares about her clients and their families. When it comes to Criminal Defense Attorneys you can't find a better one than Anabelle and her wonderful staff!
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Anabelle Dias review
Anabelle and her entire team were incredibly amazing and professional the last two years! I couldn’t have chosen a better team to have by my side. If you’re looking for a great lawyer to defend you, Anabelle is the one!
Posted by Mario | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Anabelle Dias
Anabelle Dias was not only professional but also reliable. Her office assisted me through the entire process and advised me at every step. They treated me like family and made sure to prioritize my case above all else. Highly recommend.
Posted by Curtis | August 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angel Attorney
The best attorney ever had patience and love always showed compassion and concern to me and
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Around
I've known Ms Dias for more than 12 years and has been only astounding. Some lawyer's are there to converse with the discussion of gloating, while Ms Dias doesn't guarantee any results however the only promise you will get is she will FIGHT; and the action is in the courtroom. The best thing about Ms. Dias is she knows when to remove her Attorney cap, while staying proficient she has heart for everybody and exceptionally energetic about what she does. She is the voice of the voice of the people who feel like they aren't being heard or feel like the general set of laws is being treachery. While, watching her beginning her excursion a decade prior, I don't see that fire out of her eyes no time soon. She is unspeakably the best.
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Posted by Jason | July 30, 2022
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The Best!!&
I cannot overstate how much I appreciate Atty Dias and her team. She helped my family and me in a very difficult situation and showed us so much care and compassion. She took great great patience and time with our case despite being very busy and go short-staffed. A lot of lawyers give lip service but she is the real deal. I highly recommend her and am so thankful for all she did for us
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Posted by Debbie | January 19, 2022
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Annabelle Is The Best Attorney
Annabelle and her team are the most professional, passionate, loyal to her clients. She will fight for you! Annabelle is honest, believes in her faith, she goes beyond and willing to do whatever to provide the best results. Annabelle and the team make you feel like family. The firm Cares!! We were always updated with the case. She is the Best! I highly recommend Annabelle and her team! If you need the best attorney in town call her.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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The best
I actually hired anabelle Dias and she was the best she did everything she said. Ms. Dias fight for her clients, she’s awesome any time of the day you can contact her she’s going to always keep you updated every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Anabelle Dias
I was looking at prison time for fraud charges at the time I was confused as this was my first time getting in any trouble with the law. I spoke with Anabelle she listened to me felt for me and understood my situation. I hired her my case took about a year and I was still facing jail time in my plea deal I took I told Anabelle 6 days before my turn in date I couldn’t leave my family and go to jail she fought for me and kept me updated with what was going on and she made sure i was satisfied and I didn’t have to serve the tine. Anabelle is a very honest lawyer she doesn’t sugarcoat anything she’ll let you know the good outcome as well as the bad and she works for you. I highly recommend Anabelle to anyone as I am a witness that she will work for you to grant your wishes.
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Posted by Abigail | June 18, 2020
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THE BEST ATTORNEY ❗❗
Annabelle works very hard and is very dedicated to her clients ! She's the best attorney hands down! When I called her 5 a.m. in the morning she answered and has represented my family to the fullest. By the way she knew I had a hardship and I am forever grateful for Annabelle ❤❤❤ You are the BEST❗❗
Posted by Bianca | June 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate for justice
I hired Anabelle for a domestic case for my husband and when I tell you she went over and beyond to get things resolved. She is passionate about her clients. I highly recommend anyone to use her if you want good results and someone who really cares about you and your life. I can't thank her and her wonderful team enough for all they have done for me and my family. We are forever grateful.
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Posted by Miles | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Incredible!!
This is one of my reviews Annabelle Diaz!! Wow, what can I not say this women and here associates defended me this past year , she and her team were incredible. They were persistent, powerful, and professional. They had an unwavering faith in me and my case and went above and beyond their call of duty. They educated me, protected me, and defended me with an unshakable desire to summon justice to the door of truth. Do you want to be defended ? Do you want value for every dime of your money? Do you want someone to stand in front of you and not flinch until justice is heard , then this is your Attorney! Don’t think twice!! Miles C. Evora
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Posted by Kathryn | July 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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So Professional and Efficient
I was having trouble with a local Sheriff’s Department giving me a hard time making a public records request. I consulted Ms. Dias about the issue and she had it resolved within a week. Although I did not have to officially hire her she got the job done. If I have future legal problems I will definitely be calling Ms. Dias again!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
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Anabelle is the Best!
Anabelle Dias is top-notch attorney w/o is passionate about her profession. She fights hard to achieve justice for her clients. I had a same day appointment within 45 minutes of calling. She has always returned my calls or texts promptly. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Kerry | July 13, 2017
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Review of Anabelle Diaz
I could not be happier with our decision to hire Anabelle Diaz as my attorney. She's highly professional and to the point. I really like that. I have no doubt the outcome will be more than I hope for.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
She did a great job I would definitely recommend hiring her for your case.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anabelle Is Awesome!
I contacted Ms. Dias for a friend that is incarcerated. His current (paid) lawyer was very condescending, lazy, rude and unprofessional. My friend called me and asked me to find him a new lawyer. I posted my request on social media. Within minutes 3 acquaintances responded with "Call Anabelle" I googled her and called. While I was leaving a message, she buzzed in. She listened to my concerns and ended the conversation by telling me she would visit my friend in a few hours. (again, he is currently incarcerated.) I am elated that professionals like Anabelle is around! Thank you madame. You helped me save the fate of a broken family. I would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Bradley | May 9, 2016
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The best
I have used Annabelle for years for many different cases and I was always satisfied with the out come. Her and her team have always been very professional and handled every thing accordingly. I recommend her for any body needing a great lawyer
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Tallahassee!
Anabelle and her entire firm are type of people who not only worry about winning a case, but also about the wellbeing and future of their clients. Anabelle went through more than any lawyer should to help me with my arrest to make sure it did not have a severe impact on my future. Anabelle was a second mom to me during my times of need and I would recommend everyone to use her in the future.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Anabelle Dias PA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1998 - 2006

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • SOF v. D. R. 2017CF2253
  • Not Guilty verdict
  • SOF v. C. M. 2016CF1879
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT
  • SOF v. D. K 2017CF2390
  • Found guilty of lesser charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Tallahassee chapter)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Top 100 trial attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Most Improved
  • Trial practice
  • 1998

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Received (30)
Given (38)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anabelle is a fantastic and fearless criminal defense lawyer who I endorse without hesitation. She is a tireless advocate for her clients, and you can rest assured she will fight for the best possible outcome in your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Annabelle is always behind her clients and fights very hard for them regardless of the charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anabelle is the most fierce advocate for her client's rights that I have ever met. She works tirelessly for her clients to get them the best possible result. She is fearless and it shows in the courtroom. But she is also compassionate. You will never meet a more selfless, giving person, much less lawyer in the world."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dias is dedicated, hardworking, compassionate and passionate. She deeply cares for her clients and ensuring the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a great reputation, is smart and very hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anabelle Dias is a dedicated trial lawyer that goes the extra distance for her clients to win their case. I recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dias works hard to get excellent results for her clients. I endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ms. Dias since we worked together at the Public Defender's Office. She's a great lawyer who really cares about her clients. She's both creative and a zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked in the same courts as Ms. Dias for over 10 years, and know her to be persistent, thorough, and professional in the way she represents her clients. She is energetic and passionate, and she takes a good proportion of her cases to trial if she cannot negotiate a fair disposition. She is fearless. She is effective with both Judges and jurors. If I ever need a lawyer, it will be she that I hire to defend me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Anabelle is the greatest trial attorney. Very smart and very aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent advocate for her clients. Extremely knowledgable and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer and great firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anabelle Dias is one of the best trial attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Anabelle is very dedicated to her clients and will go out of her way to represent people fully and wholeheartedly. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
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Tallahassee Criminal defense Lawyer Anabelle Dias
Anabelle Dias
Criminal defense Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 23 years