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Jason S. Downs

Criminal defense Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Felonies, Sex Offenses, DUI, Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Gun Cases, Misdemeanors, Cannabis and Marijuana Cases.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Member of National College for DUI Defense, and completed NHTSA DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course (the same course police are required to take)

  3. Sex crime
    15%

  4. Violent crime
    15%
    Stand Your Ground and Self-Defense

Attorney Jason S. Downs is a founding partner of Murphy & Downs Law Offices, P.A. (formerly Murphy's Law Offices, P.A.). Mr. Downs practices all forms of criminal defense, appeals, and select personal injury claims. Admitted to Practice in all Florida Courts, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

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Location

Murphy & Downs Law Offices, P.A.
3682 N. Wickham Road
Suite A
Melbourne, FL, 32935
Murphy & Downs Law Offices, P.A.
233 E. Bay Street
Suite 1133
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL, 32940
Jason S. Downs
Historic Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Avenue
Titusville, FL, 32796
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 20, 2024
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Best I could have asked for.
I thought it was going to be easy getting into trouble and dealing with it but boy did life take me in the other direction. Jason was a super big help, not only did he take care of a charge that could've removed me from the country completely, he really helped me in a time of need. Worked with me every step of the way and I won't forget it.
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Posted by Bryce | November 8, 2023
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Best Lawyer Around
Jason made the process very simple and that’s what I liked most. He defended my case and was able to get it dismissed in a short amount of time without any hassle at all. He explained worst case scenarios and how he could help me and came through with everything he said. Needless to say I recommend Jason to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer, not sure you could find anyone better especially with the money he saves you!
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Posted by brendan | October 24, 2023
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5 stars for sure
Jason and his team are absolutely awesome. They're so personable and really made me feel like they understood, related to my frustration and ensured me that they would get it handled. Less than 2 months later they got my case completely dismissed. They were quick, down to the point but most of all effective. I am very appreciative of their help and 10/10 recommend to anyone dealing with legal troubles.
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Posted by Jeramiah | September 20, 2023
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Case closed
Jason Downs worked my case beautifully. Everything was handled professionally and quickly.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Clearly explained case, possible outcomes and developed solid plan of defense that led to a dismissal of charges. If you need an attorney, Jason should be your first choice.
Response from Jason Downs August 23, 2023
Thank you for the kind words. It was our pleasure to help. Always a great day when an innocent person walks free!
Posted by Derrick | August 10, 2023
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Down to Earth, Straight shooter
Only met Jason once, thank goodness! Immediately felt comfortable talking with him,Genuine guy, Great communicator! I know who I’m calling if me or anyone I know is in need of his services. Thanks Jason
Response from Jason Downs August 11, 2023
Thank you so much. It was our pleasure to help!
Posted by Benjamin | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
Jason effectively and efficiently handled my Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge and minimized it down to a reckless driving charge. With his knowledge, the evidence provided, and the information he has acquired throughout his professional career as a lawyer, he was able to solve this in a timely manner. Allowing me to terminate my probational term early and bringing my quality of life back to what it was prior to all of this legal trouble. Once again, thank you Jason.
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Posted by Heather | July 29, 2023
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Hired Attorney
I am very grateful for Jason Downs who helped me with my case that got dismissed. When I called to make an appointment he got me in right away and explained the process and everything to expect. He was very personable and matter of fact. Jason and his secretary Carrie kept me updated and emailed me with all the updates. I was falsely accused and my career was on the line. Jason went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed to get back to my life. I highly recommend Jason to represent anyone who needs an excellent attorney no matter the the case is. I can’t thank him enough!
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Posted by Priscilla | January 13, 2023
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5 star experience
I had an amazing experience with Mr. Jason Downs despite the fact that I am a terrible client! He didn’t give up nor leave me stranded. He did everything in my best interest and I am definitely happy with the outcome.
Response from Jason Downs May 2, 2023
You know you’re one of our favorites! Hope to never have to represent you again!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent defense attorney
Jason was the first one to reach out to me after an unfortunate incident involving my arrest. He responded rapidly and saw me the same day. This was my first time dealing with the criminal justice system and Jason made sure to help me every step of the way. My interactions with him told me he took every client’s case very seriously. I was able to get a very favorable outcome on my case. Because of Jason, my charges were dropped. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who needs them.
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Response from Jason Downs January 6, 2023
Thank you for the awesome review. I’m very happy we were able to kill this BS case for you!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
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DUI dismissed
Jason and his team did a great job for me. My case was totally dismissed! I absolutely recommend his firm.
Response from Jason Downs January 6, 2023
Thank you for the review! We knew the minute we read the arrest report something was wrong with this case!
Posted by Lorie | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attny Downs is a Total Rock Star!
I’m certain he never took a breath once we retained him until our case was dismissed. He’s passionate about what he does and keep us updated along the way by text and email. Don’t bother with anyone else. Jason is a rock star. You’re in good hands here!
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Jason is an excellent attorney that will take time to guide you through whatever process you're going through, clearly explain risks and benefits to each decision along the way and most importantly fight for you.
Posted by James | July 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
In need of Great Attorney
I called several law firms and Jason Downs firm answered my. I needed advice and representation. Jason scheduled and appointment with me for the following afternoon. After discussing the details I felt that He knew how to best deal with the case. He seemed to know a great deal about the local courts and I retained him and his firm. I received very satisfactory closure in the matter and would if I every found myself in the need of an Attorney again call Jason Downs Firm. I recommend you do so as well.
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Posted by Bethany | March 31, 2022
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Went above and beyond
Jason went beyond expectations and really truly cared! I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and compassion.
Posted by Andy | January 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Jason helped me navigate through a very tough and confusing time when wrongly accused of a crime. Sometimes law enforcement likes to embellish and overreach with their charges and Jason was able to get the case dismissed before formal charges were filed. The relief this brought my family and I is hard to really express through words. If you ever find yourself in this position don't hesitate to contact Jason at Murphy and Downs!!
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Posted by Yulisa | January 21, 2022
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Lawyer
Great lawyer does is job amazingly and won’t stop till we win ………….. 100% recommend him to everyone if you want a fight lawyer he’s the one
Posted by Simon | January 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best ever
I really appreciate you guys taking care of me. I never even had to go to court or waste a day of work.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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Honest and Great
Jason Downs is very helpful and intelligent. He helped me in a case that I was put in a scary situation that I was not guilty of 3 out of 5 charges and he believed in me and did his job with integrity to find out the truth and represented me so that I was given the proper guidance for a great outcome. If you find yourself in a situation that you are being wronged and need good counsel and help, Jason Downs is the right Attorney for you. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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Not enough stars
I cannot speak highly enough about Jason Downs as an attorney. He took my case and from the first conversation to the dismissal of my case was knowledgable, driven, honest and fully transparent. All these things are what I look for in an attorney and he was hands down and angel in disguise.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Designated Mentor
  • The Network
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Murphy & Downs Law Offices, P.A.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member: Bar Preparation Mentor Working Group
  • Cooley Law Alumni
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Murphy's Law Offices, P.A.
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • Murphy's Law Offices, P.A.
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • Directed Legal Study under Retired Miami-Dade Judge
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Legal Analyst and Brief Author
  • Independent Contractor
  • 2012 - 2019
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2019
  • Hodges University
  • BS-Legal Studies, summa cum laude
  • 2013
  • Hodges University
  • AAS - Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude
  • 2012
  • Brevard Community College Allied Health
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.R.
  • Case Dismissed
  • Stave v. Sharon
  • Case dismissed
  • State v. Jerry
  • Reduced charges to misdemeanor with no sanctions.
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Associations

  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Committee Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator
  • Certified Family Court Mediator
  • 2022 - Present
  • Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network
  • Attorney
  • 2022 - Present
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Firearms Legal Protection
  • Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • Thomas M. Cooley National Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • The Network
  • Designated Mentor
  • 2020 - Present
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • WMU Cooley Outreach Committee
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Brevard Chapter
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Melissa Mitchell Moot Court Board of Governors
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • DUI Detection and Standardization
  • NHTSA
  • 2020
  • Professional Involvement
  • Lawyer Legion
  • 2020
  • Hilary Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2018
  • Michaelmas Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2018
  • Trinity Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Merrit, Florida Drunk Driving Law
  • Book Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2018
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Book Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Merit, Trial Skills
  • Book Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2018
  • Michaelmas Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017
  • Trinity Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017
  • Hilary Honors Scholarship
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017
  • Winner, Melissa Mitchell Moot Court Competion
  • Cooley Law
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Merit, Torts
  • Book Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017
  • Certificaet of Merit, Legal Research and Writing
  • Book Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • FRT and Other Legally Questionable Triggers
  • Firearms Law
  • 2022
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court Team 4 Sports & the Law
  • Sports & the Law
  • 2021
  • Firearms Legal Protection Seminar
  • Red Flag Firearms Seizures
  • 2021
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2018
  • Moot Court Competion
  • Judge
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (53)
Endorse Jason
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jason is the best at what he does, if you have a criminal case involving Firearms, or DUI he is the clear choice."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I met Jason on a podcast that I co-host with Michael Haber on Miami Community Newspapers on Facebook Live "At Your Service with Haber and Martinez. He was on our podcast as a guest and he proved extremely knowledgable and genuine. He is a real down to earth guy but make no mistake about it, he's a pit-bull for his clients. He an asset to his clients, the legal community and now, me too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Downs consistently exemplifies his great deal of experience in his AVVO responses. His answers are on-point, concise and clear. He is definitely well-versed in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Jason's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It have known Attorney Downs for several years. We currently work together mentoring future attorneys. Attorney Downs willingness to give back to the community is admirable and promotes stability and professionalism within the legal community, at a time when most are becoming less formal and in return less professional. I have no problem giving Attorney Downs the highest endorsement I can."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am endorsing Mr. Downs in the area of Criminal Defense , only because we can only chose one practice area. Jason has great comments about and advice to potential clients in Criminal Defense and other related areas of law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Caring and knowledgeable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason offers clear, concise, straightforward, no-nonsense guidance anchored in the law and common sense. If any family member of mine were in need of a lawyer in Florida I would not hesitate to recommend they contact Jason. I heartily endorse Jason Downs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of appearing on a panel with Attorney Downs. I was highly impressed with the depth of knowledge he holds about the area of criminal law. His ability to communicate and develop an argument serves his clients well. I would recommend Attorney Downs without reservation for representation in the area of Criminal Law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Downs are always accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring a lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason and I worked together on a major appellate project during law school for a National Competition. Jason is a great writer and is extremely smart. You'll be in good hands!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Downs gives good sound advice to all of the questioners and I would be willing to bet he gives the same sound advice to his actual clients. I endorse Mr. Downs without hesitation."
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