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David Lee Jancha

Criminal defense Attorney at Deland, FL

5.0   93 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
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DeLand and Daytona Beach - Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer

Mr. Jancha brings more than a decade of criminal defense and criminal trial experience with him to the table. Whether the charge is a simple misdemeanor or 1st degree murder, Mr. Jancha has the experience to defend you during an undoubtedly stressful time in your life.   Call 24/7 Three Eight Six Three O Eight Three Thousand

Attorney David Jancha received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Wabash College in Indiana, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. 

While in law school, Mr. Jancha worked as an intern at the 7th Circuit State Attorney's Office in DeLand, Florida. After graduation and admission to the Florida Bar he accepted a position in Orlando, Florida as a Public Defender in the 9th Circuit.
Working with both the State Attorney's office and the Public Defender's office provided him with a vast understanding of the criminal justice system and extensive trial experience. Recognizing his dedication, commitment to clients, and reputation among his colleagues, in 2010 Mr. Jancha was hired as a criminal trial attorney and became partner at well-known Orlando, Florida law firm. In March of 2019, Mr. Jancha resigned as a partner to fulfill a dream and open his own firm, Jancha Law, P.A.
Mr. David Jancha has also been active in the legal community as well. Having previously served on the Board of Directors for the Criminal Section of the Orange County Bar Association and previously elected by his peers to serve on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. David Jancha is “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Jancha has also been consistently recognized as a “Top Attorney” and “Client’s Choice” by Avvo. He has been selected as a member of "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers;" a member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel; and a member of the “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Mr. David Jancha has appeared on television and acted as a legal analyst for both recorded and LIVE legal commentary. Mr. Jancha has also been involved in various speaking engagements, taught college students, authored legal articles, and been quoted in local and national media.
In addition to his extensive experience in state court, Mr. David Jancha has also handles Federal court cases throughout the United States and is admitted in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. His experience includes defending firearm offenses, drug offenses, mail offenses, Medicare fraud, insurance fraud, disability fraud and even “DUI” in the Federal Petty Offense Court. He is also one of a few attorney(s) who has defended case(s) involving the issuance of FISA warrants and “acting as an agent of a foreign government.” Mr. Jancha’s most recent jury trials have been for the offenses of Murder x2, Vehicular Homicide, Capital Sexual Battery,  Burglary/Theft, and Reckless Driving.

David has successfully represented clients with a wide variety of criminal needs, including, but not limited to:

PreTrial Release (PTR)and bond issues (motions to set and/or modify conditions of bond/bail, 'no return and 'no contact' orders, etc.)
Driving under the Influence (DUI) and other Driving related offenses
Theft Offenses (Petit theft, Grand theft, Dealing in Stolen Property)
Assault, Aggravate Assault, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Battery by Strangulation, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, etc.
Domestic Violence (Violation of PTR, Battery, Violation of Injunction(s), Stalking, etc.)
Weapons Offenses (carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of ammunition/firearm by convicted felon)
Burglary and Trespass
Robbery and other violent offenses
Possession of Controlled Substances (Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Prescription pills, etc.)
Sale, Delivery, Conspiracy and Trafficking of Controlled Substances
Murder, Attempted Murder, Vehicular Homicide
Hate Crimes (Florida Statute )
Sex crimes: solicitation, lewd and lascivious, child pornography, sexual battery, traveling to meet a minor and internet solicitation
Scheme(s) to Defraud (including, but not limited to: insurance fraud, forgery of checks, uttering a forgery, false verification of ownership to a pawnbroker, unemployment compensation fraud, public assistance
Federal Cases

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Location

Jancha Law, P.A.
214 N. Woodland Boulevard
Suite 204
Deland, FL, 32720

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Posted by Randy | December 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
If you're looking for a professional, reliable attorney who knows his way through the court system then I highly recommend you hire David Jancha to represent you. I hired him for two different cases and during each case he was always available to answer my questions and kept me apprised of the status. When all was said and done he got everything I asked for with kindness snd compassion. Not only was he my attorney, I am proud to call him my friend.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2023
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Criminal defense
David answered all my questions straight forward, very communicative about my case, would highly recommend.
Posted by Matthew | August 15, 2023
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Hit and run
Mr Jancha, was extremely professional and efficient! He was able to handle my case in a timely manner! I was well informed of possible outcomes and options! I would highly recommend his services!
Posted by Samar | May 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I made the right choice!
I contacted Mr. Jancha due to having been charged with a First degree Felony and a First degree misdemeanor. I met with Mr. Jancha and explained my situation, he was very attentive and asked me very detailed questions pertaining to my case, everything was noted and a strategy was devised very quickly in order to get the best results for my case. I told Mr. Jancha upfront that I did have a meeting with another attorney and that I would make my decision on who I would hire after I meet with the other attorney. Well to make this short I hired Mr. Jancha, I felt his attention to detail came first and knowing he had also been a public defender, his contacts and knowledge of navigating through the state's attorneys system, I felt that Mr Jancha would be best suited for my case! Also my intuition helped me make my choice, I just had a good feeling about him. I'm glad I might the right choice in hiring Mr Jancha, both my cases were dismissed within 2-3 weeks and I couldn't be happier! Thank you Mr. Jancha for your service and keep doing what you're doing, fighting for the innocent!
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Posted by Pennie R. | May 12, 2023
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Absolutely Fantastic!
David was recommended to me by Mr. Biggs the bail bondsman. After I got myself in a snafu in St. Augustine while on vacation. Being from out of state I was very worried about representation since I was not familiar with the area, I took Mr. Biggs advice and contacted David Jancha. Upon our initial conversation which was lengthy and he took the time to explain possible outcomes and was immediately on the case. Excellent communication! He stayed in constant contact with me and even knew the date I got out of rehab and called me! How many attorneys would do that? David is a genuine, caring and wonderful individual. He is The Best attorney! If you find yourself in need of representation don’t hesitate to call David Jancha!
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Posted by William | May 2, 2023
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Good lawyer
He was a good lawyer hired him for a friend saved her for alot of time in jail I would hire him again if I needed to
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer !
I was in Florida for bike week and got caught up in some pretty serious trouble. Mr Jancha got the best possible outcome for me. The entire process was scary and took some time but he stayed in touch with me and walked me through the entire process . I will be forever grateful for his help, I hope to never be in trouble again but if I do , Mr. Jancha will be the 1st person I call.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2023
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Client
David was very and nice and got things done very timely. If you need a lawyer in Daytona/DeLand I would definitely choose him. I got the result I wanted and am very happy with how he did.
Posted by Mark | March 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
David took the horrible situation I was going through and helped me with his great communication and thorough work ethic get back to normal life. Thank you!
Posted by Arthur | March 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyer
Had a great/personal experience with David. Helped us every step along of the way, and managed our case perfectly! Thank you!!!!
Posted by Hanyer Arzuaga | January 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
1000% Recommend
1000% Recommend David Jancha to everyone! He helped me and my family during a difficult time and made the process so understanding and we trust him through every step. Super grateful for choosing David jancha !
Posted by Cliff | January 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Deland.
No disrespect to the other great attorneys out there but Mr. Jancha is the man. Very professional but also down to earth. He is a straight forward person that’s not going to sell a dream. Very knowledgeable of the law. I am satisfied with what he has done for me in regards to my case. Thanks Dave.
Posted by Xiormara | January 5, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Recommend
Highly satisfied with my experience.David was a thorough professional. He educated me on what to expect, what the likely outcome would be then he achieved it. I would recommend him to anyone Needing a criminal defense lawyer. Thank you so much David
Posted by Donnie | September 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Far exceeded our expectations!
David literally saved my family. especially my grandchildren and my daughter. While she was vacationing in St. Augustine she relapsed and made some very bad decisions. The charges were serious. Had it not been for Mr. Jancha, she would have remained in Florida locked up for 3 years separated from her 4 young children. His diligence and expertise led to the best possible pretrial outcome...9 months residential rehab, which she undoubtedly needed, and a lengthy probation which was very fair. All this without going to trial. Again...he saved my grandchildren from the trauma of a 3 year separation from their mother with rehab addressing the real problem. My wife and I have temporary guardianship of the children during this time. They're doing fine while my daughter is getting the help she needs. Mr. Jancha not only is sharp minded, but also a great personality and kept us regularly informed. We are so blessed to have found him and will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Bryanna | September 10, 2022
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Reliable and honest
Me. Jancha kept me informed during the process and made sure i was aware of my responsibilities and everything i needed todo. Made me comfortable in an uncomfortable circumstances.
Posted by Rachel | September 9, 2022
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Best of the best!
I would still be in jail if it weren't for David. Some choices that I made landed me with 7 drug related charges. Everything from trafficking to paraphernalia. Only 2 of of those charges were misdemeanors. My family is from out of state and things were not looking good. The bail bondsman recommended this guy, and I am so glad that he did. The trafficking charge was lessened to possession, and i got one more possession charge, but the rest of the charges were dropped. I was granted a withhold of adjudication on the rest. Florida has mandatory minimum prison sentences for the charges I was facing, but with David's help, I am back in my home state with just a little bit of rehab. This guy really knows how to do his job. Throughout the process of all this, it was never any problem getting in contact with him, he always answered my phone calls or called me right back. I was never left in the dark about anything-all of my questions were answered quickly, and all resolutions were found quickly. He is such a nice and understanding man. I was really down through all of this and he lifted my spirits with encouragement through the whole process. He listened to me vent and I'm sure he had plenty of things he could have been doing instead. I can't think of any way I could have been helped more. I went from 5 felonies, one being a 1st degree felony, and 2 misdemeanors ,to just TWO lessened charged. That's it! So if you are looking for outstanding representation - look no further! I can't thank David Jancha enough. From the incredible representation to just being a great human being..he gets 5 stars across the board from me! Shout out to Mr. Disinger too who helped assist in my case. He was incredible too and also an extremely nice and helpful man. I didn't know there were lawyers like these guys. I wasnt just another case number in their file- for that I am so thankful. Thanks again for everything!
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Posted by Jasmine | August 31, 2022
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Amazing Attorney!!
Very kind, understanding lawyer! Helped a family member get way less time than expected!!!
Posted by Sandy | August 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very experienced, knowledgeable and attentive
I needed a criminal defense attorney for my son in a misdemeanor case in Orlando. I was hundreds of miles away in a different state. I was referred to Mr. Jancha by my sister's connections to her Rotary Club. I am a civil litigator and I was so impressed with Mr. Jancha's attentiveness, concern, and willingness to answer any and all questions and guide us through this process, which was really new to both my son and me. He was very knowledgeable and his advice and recommendations were spot-on, right down to the bail bondsman, who was also awesome. I highly recommend Mr. Jancha and have great confidence in him. He made a traumatic experience much more tolerable and got the charges against my son dismissed with his expert guidance. When I was finally able to look back on the situation with humor, I joked that I wouldn't mind getting arrested in Orlando just to experience the excellent customer service. I would never really recommend that.....
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Posted by Bren | May 12, 2022
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A life safer who quick, clear, compassionate and competent
I was referred to Dave Jancha after being attacked by a law enforcement officer at my home on a well-being check, I was charged with two 3rd degree felonies and thrown in jail. Dave saved my life. Within a week of hiring him he had the charges dismissed. First, he returned my call within hours (and after hours) of my initial contact. He had already looked up the charges and with grace, intellect, and compassion he explained it all to me. In our first meeting, Dave listened to my story with care and compassion, helping me to understand how the law would understand it. Before this initial meeting, he researched similar cases and planned his defense. Furthermore, he had all the forms I would need to sign for this defense approach ready for me to sign. Finally, he walked me through every paragraph of his contract ensuring I understood it before I signed it. When I left Dave’s office I felt relief for the first time since the incident knowing I was in the best hands possible. Prior to meeting with Dave Jancha, I met with another prominent attorney in downtown Daytona Beach. They kept me waiting for almost an hour and switched me to a junior attorney at the last minute. She walked in, read me the police report, and did not ask or care to hear my story. She said, looks like the police did nothing wrong. Told me the case would probably cost $7,500 and gave me the contract to sign with no explanation. Furthermore, she told me I might have to go to anger management classes. I thought this was preposterous because the officer aggressed on me. Clearly, I was not the one with anger issues. The differences between these two attorneys are night and day. I hope you get by my story, that you will be in the best hands possible if you choose Dave Jancha as your attorney.
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Posted by Chris R | April 7, 2022
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2nd DUI Charge & refusal to submit to testing.
David is very knowledgeable, informative and always willing to take a call to answer any questions. He got me a much better than expected outcome for my case. Lowered to reckless withhold of Adjudication!! Don't think just any attorney could do that IMO.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jancha Law, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida-Orlando
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • 2007

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Previously served on Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association - Criminal Division
  • Previously served on Board of Directors
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Frye and Daubert: The more things change; the more they stay the same- or do they?
  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Florida
  • 2014
  • Rotary Club Event
  • State v. Georgia Zimmerman- Discussions on the Verdict and Society
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (29)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with David when he was at a big downtown law firm. He is a well respected criminal lawyer with great client communication skills. Ever have a lawyer that didn't call or email you back? That is not David. He offers professional legal representation with the resources to get the job done right, all with great communication and advice to the client. He is who I go to first when a client or a client's family member has a criminal law question or concern. Hire him! He knows what he is talking about, he hasn't let my clients down, and he won't let you down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a great criminal defense attorney with a wealth of experience. Works hard to ensure his clients receive fair treatment and a positive outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"David has an outstanding reputation as a criminal defense attorney and is well known for obtaining consistent successful results at trial. He has experience handling complex criminal cases in both State and Federal court. I highly endorse David Jancha."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney David Jancha is a hard working, and honest person. He will do what he can to achieve the best results for his clients. Attorney Jancha and I have worked on several cases together involving both criminal and immigration issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Jancha is a fantastic attorney who provides zealous representation to his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am extremely proud to endorse Dave to the highest level. He practices with extreme professionalism, tact, excellent customer service, and always honest with each client. He goes the extra mile for his clients and works with compassion towards his practice of law. Incredibly knowledgeable and is not only efficient, but does his job with incredible attention to detail. Dave is an exemplary attorney; always impressing me and making me a proud best friend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer David and I have handled several cases together. He is one of the best trial attorneys I know. He is remarkably quick in his thinking and always has a comeback for any prosecutor. David is also well liked in the legal community, and it is difficult to dislike him as an opposing counsel. His ability to develop a relationship with opposing counsel and his natural instincts in trial set him apart from most attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a criminal attorney who understands the system, David Jancha is the man to hire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an experienced and aggressive advocate for his clients. He fights hard to get the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jancha is an excellent lawyer. He comes from a family of well respected lawyers and it shows. You will be well represented with Mr. Jancha on your side."
Violent crime Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a superb attorney for violent crime cases. It is so easy for me to recommend him because he does such a great job for his clients."
Violent crime Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Jancha is an excellent advocate for his clients and a well-respected in the legal community. If you retain Mr. Jancha you are getting high level representation."
Violent crime Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jancha and I have had several cases together as opposing attorneys. His legal intellect and high integrity is worthy of praise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great lawyer who always has the best interests of his clients at heart. He works exceptionally well with the prosecutors and is very well respected as a trial attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with David on a variety of matters ranging from Motions, Trials, and many other aspects of Criminal Litigation. David is very intelligent, hardworking, and most of all cares immensely about every issue that his clients have. His legal knowledge is second-to-none"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with David at the Public Defender's Office. He is a tireless worker and cares deeply about his clients."
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