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Richard Glenn Salzman

Criminal defense Attorney at Hollywood, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    New York - NY 37 years
    New Jersey - NJ 37 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1986
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have successfully defended clients accused of many types of Criminal Offenses, from simple misdemeanors to complex and multiple felonies; in County Court, State Court and Federal Court.

    18 years, 476 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    I am experienced in handling all types of DUI matters for my clients: 1st DUI, 2nd, 3rd and 4th DUI; Habitual Offenders; DUI w/ Serious Injury and Damage to Property; High BAC (.15, .20 even .30); Leaving the Scene; Refusal to Submit; DUI w/children in car; Felony DUI; DUI Manslaughter; AGG/Battery on LEO; Aggravated Fleeing. I also represent boaters in BUI cases (boating under the influence); US Coastguard; Florida Fish and Wildlife hearings; Battery on an Officer; Leaving the Scene of Accident

    18 years, 397 cases

  3. Sex crime
    I vigorously defend clients charged with various sex crimes: Child Molestation; Sexual Assault/Battery; Possession, Production, Manufacturing and Trafficking of Child Porn; Internet Solicitation of a Minor; Sex Offender Registration Violations; Sexual Assault on a Minor; False Accusations; Even just an accusation can ruin a person’s life forever, that’s why it is of paramount importance to defend yourself as quickly and as aggressively as possible.

    18 years, 14 cases

I know what you're going through because I've been there...

You probably already know that when you're going through a criminal action, it's like watching the foundation of your life crumble.  This is a tough situation for you. You feel overwhelmed with emotions -- one minute you feel terrified, anxious, stressed... and the next minute you feel emotionally paralyzed, in a state of quiet desperation and fear. You're struggling to keep things under control and it can be the most challenging time of your life --

You want someone to give you hope... you want someone confident, experienced and assertive to fight hard for you and to tell you that everything is going to be alright. 

I know and I understand how you feel because I've been there... when I was in college a close family member was charged with Federal Mail and Wire Fraud. He was convicted and sent to Allenwood Federal Prison for 3 years. It was a difficult time for our family. It was during that time that I found my passion for Criminal Defense. We were not happy with his lawyers or the way they handled his case; they lacked confidence, they didn't fight hard for him, they were not aggressive in court, they seemed afraid to challenge the prosecutor, they did not try to negotiate any favorable deals and... they had no empathy for their clients. They couldn't understand how difficult it is to be in a position where you are right now; accused of comitting a crime, afraid, facing an uncertain future, worried you may go to jail... even if you are innocent!

I made the decision to become a Criminal Defense Attorney so that I could fight for people like you who are accused of committing criminal offenses, providing you with the best possible representation and aggressively fighting to get you the results you want -- helping you get through the difficult times so you can focus on the rest of your life and the positive aspects of your life.

In addition to Criminal Defense my passion is Martial Arts... I'm a fighter!

What sets me apart from many other criminal defense attorneys is the fact that I am a Black Belt in two schools of Martial Arts; Kung Fu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. I'm a fighter!

In 2001, I was awarded a dual Black Belt in Northern Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu and in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Earning my Black Belt required a combination of grit and toughness, focus and determination, hard work, sweat equity and perseverance. I endured hundreds of hours of training and countless bumps and bruises; over the course of my training I faced many challenges, I fought hard and I never gave up.

My Martial Arts training has made me patient, laser-focused, tough and disciplined. My training gives me a distinct advantage over my opponents in the courtroom. I have an abundance of confidence, I am always prepared, I never quit and I won't settle for a bad deal. Every time I step into a courtroom I become energized. I love what I do and I am very good at what I do. I am an experienced and aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and New Jersey for over 31 years. 

My practice focuses on Drunk Driving and DUI Defense; BUI Defense (Boating Under the Influence); Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals.

I represent clients who are charged with DUI and related criminal DUI offenses such as: DUI w/Damage to Property; DUI w/Serious Bodily Injury; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th DUI and Habitual Offender; extremely high BAC (0.16, 0.20, 0.24, even 0.30!); DUI with Child in car; Driving While License Suspended (DWLS); Leaving Scene of Accident; DUID (Drugs); Underage (under 21) DUI; Refusal to Submit to Breath or Sobriety Tests; Felony DUI; Federal DUI; DUI for CDL holders; Violation of Probation hearings; DHSMV Administrative hearings; DUI Manslaughter; Hit and Run

An ice cold beer on a hot afternoon on the water can be a beautiful thing! But if you’re the owner or operator of that boat and you’ve been drinking, you may be wishing that you thought twice before starting up your engines…

I also represent boaters in BUI cases (Boating Under the Influence); U.S. Coast Guard hearings; The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hearings; Refusing to submit to breath, blood or urine test; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th offense; Leaving the Scene of an Accident; BUI under 21; BUI Manslaughter 2nd Degree and 1st Degree; Accident causing Serious Bodily Injury; Failure to Give Information and Render Aid; Battery on Law Enforcement Officers; Causing an Accident; Leaving the Scene of an Accident;

In addition to successfully handling DUI and BUI cases, my Criminal Defense practice includes

  • Domestic Violence -- Battery by Strangulation; Verbal Abuse, Intimidation; Threats of Violence; Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Bodily Harm or Disability; Stalking; Cyber-Stalking; Aggravated Assault w/a Deadly Weapon; Non-Verbal Abuse (psychological, mental and emotional); Sexual Abuse; Rape; Violation of Restraining Order


  • Drug Crimes -- Possession; Intent to Sell; Manufacturing; Distribution; Trafficking; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Violation of Probation; Cultivation/Grow Houses; Drug Court


  • Theft crimes -- Grant Theft; Shoplifting; Fraud; Misappropriation; Possession of Stolen Property; Dealing in Stolen Property; Giving False Info to a Pawnbroker; Petit Theft; Embezzlement (employee theft); Failure to Return Rented Property; Auto Theft


  • Violent Crimes -- Aggravated Assault; Aggravated Battery; Home Invasion; Burglary; Elder Abuse; Kidnaping; Rape; Strong-Arm Robbery; Assault w/a Deadly Weapon; Homicide; Manslaughter; Child Abuse; Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crime; Aggravated Battery on LEO (Law Enforcement Officer); Bank Robbery


  • Sex Crimes -- Rape; Molestation; Sexual Assault; Child Molestation; Internet Sex Crimes; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Statutory Rape; Attempted Sexual Assault; Sex Offender Registration Violations; Child Pornography (Possession, Manufacturing, Distributing); Traveling to Meet a Minor in Florida; Solicitation of a Child For Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using a Computer in Florida; 


  • White Collar Crimes -- Embezzlement; Fraud; Money-Laundering, Credit Card Fraud, Bank Fraud; Bad Checks; Forgery.


  • Probation Violation -- Commission of a New Offense; Positive Drug Test; Failure to Complete Drug Treatment Program; Failure to Pay Financial Obligations; Missed Appointments; VOP Hearings, VOCC Hearings 

It is my belief that a person should not be judged by their worst act and that even the best of us can make poor choices or have a lapse in judgment. My practice is based on the belief that you were arrested when you shouldn’t have been.

I know that calling a lawyer when you are facing criminal charges is one of the hardest things you've ever had to do. But I also know that hiring a confident, skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney gives you the best chance of fighting and beating the charges against you!

Don't let procrastination, hesitation or fear stop you from fighting back! Call today to schedule a complimentary strategy session (954) 981-0336 and reclaim your life! Let's see if I can give you some hope, we'll review your case and lets see what I can do to make things better!      

Richard G. Salzman, Esq. 

PS... Don't you owe it to yourself to get things under control again? Take back your life! Call today and sleep easy tonight knowing that I am there for you and that everything will be taken care of.

PPS... Is your recent DUI arrest about to ruin your life? Call )                   



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Richard Glenn Salzman
4340 Sheridan St.
Suite 102
Hollywood, FL, 33021-3555


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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Never Flustered
My son had a problem where he could have been facing serious time in jail. Mr. Salzman told us that he would do his best to make sure that did not occur. Throughout the process he worked hard to make sure he defended my son. Researching common law and working within the system to get the best result. His hard work and diligence allowed my son to have a favorable outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
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Lemon Law
Richard was very diligent presenting my case and representing my interests in front of the Office of the Attorney General in a Lemon Law Hearing. We won with flying colors!
Posted by Monica | January 7, 2017
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He is my Savers !
Richard Salzman is an excellent criminal lawyer in every way! He is kind and easy to talk to. He listens to you and makes you feel like everything is going to be fine. He is so confident, you leave his office feeling calm and reassured. He is easy to reach and always returns calls and he made me feel like I am his most important client! In court, Richard is the ultimate professional. He met me early and put my mind at ease right away. He explained everything and guided me through the process. Richard was prepared, focused and walked into the courtroom full of confidence and energy. He spoke to the Prosecutor and Judge for me and I hardly said a word. It was amazing how everyone treated Richard with so much respect and friendliness. And the BEST thing was, Richard was able to get me a great plea deal where I get my case DISMISSED in 3 months! Richard made a very frightening situation for me a simple “walk in the park” – Thank you Richard!!
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Posted by Dorothy | January 28, 2016
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As great of an attorney as Nick described him to be!
Richard Salzman is an exceptional attorney. When speaking with Mr. Salzman, he was prepared and knowledgable, I had confidence that he would fight for me. Mr. Salzman is honest and optimistic. I'd recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Jane | December 12, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Richard Salzman is an excellent attorney. He takes the time to explain things clearly. He helps one in a timely manner. He puts himself in his work for the client and does not rely on internet guides. It is a personalized effort on his part to meet one's needs and he does this with respect and well. I strongly advise him as an attorney.
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Posted by Robert | December 5, 2014
Top Notch Attorney
We retained Richard's services for a variety of different issues over the past couple of years. One of those issues involved Elder Care; which was more than a little thorny. Richard was incredibly candid and compassionate with my wife and I as we wrestled with the tough emotional and legal issues. We are completely satisfied with the legal outcome. Thank you are number one in our book. We strongly recommend Richard to anyone who is in need of an attorney. He is competent and compassionate.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
Great attorney! Great attention to detail!
Mr. Salzman was a fantastic attorney. Not having any legal issues in my past I had a small situation come up and was referred by a friend. While the case wasn't a big deal or time consuming Mr. Salzman made me feel as if I was his most important client. He is very knowledgable in all aspects of the law. Mr. Salzman garunteed my case would be dropped and sure enough it was! Thank you very much for your hard work. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2013
Richard is the man for your case
Richard is an excellent lawyer. He will handle your case and in doing so he is very knowledgable, confident, and informative. I would strongly recommend him, he defiantly kept my mind as ease throughout my entire process. Richard is a fighter and will do all he can to best represent you. Made a horrible situation a lot easier!
Posted by Daniel | November 1, 2013
Extremely knowledgable attorney who fights all the way
Richard took on my case and gave me the security I needed during the judgement process. He is extremely knowledgable and knows all the nooks and crannies associated with DUI/DWI cases. It was a pleasure to had great legal counseling in the time I needed it the most. Richard is a fighter from start to finish.
Posted by X | September 30, 2013
Mr. Salzman is an asset to the judicial system; need more like him!
Mr. Salzman is a very professional attorney. My consultations with Mr. Salzman were very informative, straight forward, and reassuring. He made sure I understood all my options and the possible outcomes . Also, he was available to answer every concern I may have had. In the court room Mr. Salzman guided me through the judicial process step by step; he really knew his way around the courtroom. Mr. Salzman got my misdemeanor charge dropped by the prosecutor before my name was called to appear in front of the judge. Excellent job! Mr. Salzman made a very difficult situation for me calming. Thanks Richard!
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Posted by X | September 30, 2013
Mr. Salzman is an asset to the judicial system; need more like him!
Mr. Salzman is a very professional attorney. My consultations with Mr. Salzman was very informative, straight forward, and reassuring. He made sure I understood all my options and the possible outcomes . Also, he was available to answer every concerns I may have had. In the court room Mr. Salzman guided me through the judicial process step by step; he really knew his way around the courtroom. Mr. Salzman got my misdemeanor charge dropped by the prosecutor before my name was called to appear in front of the judge. Excellent job! Mr. Salzman made a very difficult situation for me calming. Thanks Richard!
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Posted by Cherly | September 24, 2013
The best !
It’s not often you find a lawyer like Mr. Salzman. He is a committed and experienced attorney who pours his heart and soul into his client's cases, I personally experienced that when he represented me when I was charged with DUI. He is very personable, knowledgeable and always committed to achieve the best results to his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Salzman and will always thank him from the bottom of my heart !
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Posted by Shelley | September 22, 2013
Keep Richard's card in YOUR wallet at all times!!!
This is one business card that I keep in my wallet!!! I have never had a DUI or a BUI - but you never know. I certainly hope it never happens to me - but then again - I would be able to pass Richard's expertise on to another. Richard is the ultimate mediator, negotiator and litigator. He knows what he is talking about...when he speaks others listen! When you know Richard and he is on your team - you have no worries - and no fear of those HANDCUFFS." He kept me informed every step of the way for a problem that could have be a serious problem for a friend.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Of Counsel
  • Krohn & Moss, LTD.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Litigator/Sole Shareholder
  • Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel, Senior Management
  • Jenasol, Inc.
  • 1987 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Horing & Welikson, Esqs.
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State v. Silverman
  • State v Rabinowitz
  • Charges reduced from DUI to "wet" Reckless (a traffic infraction).
  • State v Arias
  • All charges dismissed.
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  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Alliance Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • BNI (Business Network International)
  • Leadership Team
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Broward Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2013 Client's Choice, Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • BNI, Sunny Isles Revival Chapter, Business Network Breakfast
  • Boating Under The Influence, The Differences Between BUI and DUI Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Richard
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Richard. He is a consummate professional who leaves no stone unturned and strongly advocates for his clients. He is reliable, experienced and resourceful. A great asset to any client."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have mediated many cases where Richard represented one of the parties. He is always well-prepared and highly professional. Richard is able to strongly and effectively advocate for his clients and still able to work towards a settlement on their behalf. I find this to be a difficult balance for attorneys to maintain and Richard excels at it. I strongly endorse Richard Salzman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Richard personally and professionally for over 20 years. Richard is not only extremely knowledgeable about the law and incredibly hard-working, he is a fantastic person as well. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard vacated a criminal matter for my client facing deportation. Richard got results on a tough case. His experience and knowledge are evident the moment you start speaking to him. He works hard for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Salzman is an aggressive advocate for his clients' rights. He handles his cases with professionalism and legal knowledge that only comes with experience. I highly endorse and recommend Mr. Salzman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"Richard Salzman is an incredible criminal defense attorney. I have referred several clients to him and each one has called me to personally thank me for referring him or her to Mr. Salzman. Mr. Salzman goes above and beyond his call of duty to get the best results possible for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Always responsive, thoughtful, critical thinker. Strong advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is an excellent attorney! He has worked as an of counsel attorney for my firm since 2007 and has handled hundreds of matters for clients of my firm. Richard is not only well-prepared for every litigation related activity, he is tenacious, zealous, and a formidable litigator. Richard is also a pleasure to work with. He handles every matter with class and professionalism and is a credit to his profession. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Other
"Richard Salzman is an experienced Criminal Law attorney who fights hard for his clients as a true Criminal Law "Warrior." He knows how to help people when they need it most, always providing the BEST quality advice. DUI and much more, Richard provides the strongest defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard and I recently represented the same client in different matters. The client found himself facing very serious charges that could have affected his career path in the public sector. Knowing he was in good hands with Richard, I assured the client that Richard would get the best possible results for him. And indeed he did! All charges were dismissed thanks to his sound strategy and ability to assert his client's rights. Justice and Victory were served all in one day!"
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