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David Joseph Braun

Criminal defense Attorney at Pembroke Pines,, FL

4.7   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 10 years
    Florida - FL 18 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former Prosecutor handling DUI, BUI, Aggravated Battery, Drug Trafficking, Motions for Bond, Motions for Suppression and Dismissal. Competency Issues, Dependency Cases, Driving Offenses and all other criminal defense.

    19 years

  2. Federal crime
    Conspiracy, Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Drug Manufacturing, Drug Possession/ Trafficking, Terrorism, Money Laundering. White Collar Defense. Obstruction of Justice, Grand Jury Supboenas

    19 years

  3. Personal injury
    Representing People in Car Accident Injuries, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death. Assisting Injured people with Insurance Companies, Hospital Bills and Doctor Bills after a serious injury.

    19 years

  4. Domestic violence

  5. Sex crime


David Braun is an experienced trial lawyer that puts his skills to work for you. David began his legal career serving as an Assistant State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, there he prosecuted very serious crimes as the lead Felony Trial Unit Prosecutor. In private practice The Firm represents clients in litigation matters including civil and criminal defense. Many of his cases have been featured in local as well as national news. Some of those cases include, United States of America v. Butler, alleged conspiracy charges were taken to trial, after a three week trial Attorney Braun won a jury trial verdict, NOT GUILTY, complete acquittal of all charges. State of Florida v. Stone, Defendant charged with 1st degree murder and vehicular homicide facing life in prison. A Motion to Dismiss was filed on clients behalf resulting in a dismissal of many of the charges including first degree murder. The Firm represent clients in health care fraud, medicare fraud, conspiracy, civil rights violation, federal and state drug offenses, obstruction of justice, wire fraud. The Police Benevoence Association (PBA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and other associations regularly retain Braun Cruz Law Group to represent there union members in a variety of legal matters.


The Braun Cruz Law Group obtained dismissals in Federal Court for two local Lebanese businessmen in what was designated by the federal agents as Operation Cedar Sweep. Allegations included manufacturing of cocaine and heroin. Mr. Braun filed motions to dismiss citing legal arguments prompting the government and two separate Federal District Court Judges to dismiss both a six and two count grand jury indictment respectfully.


Mr. Braun successfully defended Bahamian nationals in federal court.
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm and Explosives (ATF) operation entitled "Operation Smoking Gun", featured in local "Eye Witness News". Mr. Braun got all charges dropped, despite a grand jury finding that client had transported large amounts of crack cocaine to "Gator Smoke", a head shop operated by undercover government agents. Clients were also arrested for printing thousands of dollars of US currency. Motions were filed resulting in the successful negotiation and supervised release of the client.

Recently featured on the television series "American Greed" Braun Cruz Law Group represented security company for Fort Lauderdale ponzi scheme lawyer Scott Rothstein Five Star. Owners of Five Star were allegedly audio recorded agreeing to destroy documents evidencing the Scott Rothstein Ponzi Scheme. Five Star's alleged involvement included Morrocan wire transfers, money laundering through art dealers in New York, and performing said offenses with known mobster working with the coso nostra and the Gambino crime families. After the discovery was reviewed by the attorneys at the Braun Cruz Law Group, Mr. Braun successfully negotiated and reduced the charges resulting in a short term of probation for his client.


Mr. Braun has also successfully defended clients with charges of sale and transfer of automatic weapons. (DUI and BUI) Driving and boating under the influence are regularly handled. Injuries and wrongful death resulting from the negligence of another, real estate litigation, landlord- tenant, commercial evictions are also successfully handled everyday by the Firm.

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1601 N. Palm Ave Ste 301
Pembroke Pines,, FL, 33026


4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Carmen.dilella | February 2, 2013
My Savior
I really think of Attorney David Braun as my savior. My two sons were in with the wrong crowd and got into multiple situations with the police in my neighborhood. Our lives were turned upside down. Mr. Braun counseled them and me through this very tough situation which included criminal charges and drug addiction. He got all the criminal charges dismissed and I am happy to report my two boys are drug fee and back on track. David took my calls at all hours, and was so professional and helpful in what was the toughest time of my life. I've moved out of State and stumbled on this website and immediately thought of my wonderful experience with my savior, Attorney David Braun.
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Posted by Richard | January 26, 2013
Attorney David Braun proved himself to me Big Time!
I met attorney David Braun when my son was arrested for First Degree Murder. My son and his friend were allegedly burglarizing a store when they fled the scene in a stolen car, lost control and drove into a canal. My son survived but his friend died. My son was facing MANDATORY LIFE IN PRISON! I'm a single parent in West Pembroke Pines and I really looked into attorneys for my son before hiring anyone. I work in an executive position and work long hours....Mr. Braun met me in the evenings and on weekends. Attorney David Braun worked incredibly hard and fast. He took on an over zealous and very tough prosecutor. Attorney Braun filed multiple motions to dismiss and for speedy trial and ultimately Mr. Braun negotiated dismissals of the First Degree Murder charge and the Vehicular Homicide. My son did plea to a lesser charge but Attorney Braun argued and succesfully obtained a Youthful Offender Sentence which really gave my son a second chance in life. I checked into how difficult the youthful offender sentence would be to obtain and my research showed that there were only about 150 last year, in comparison to almost 3000 in years past. In the sentencing hearing Mr. Braun cross examined the states witnesses and even had to try and explain my Son's recorded jail calls. He was brilliant and turned the whole hearing in our favor. I totally reccomend David Braun as an attorney for you or your familiy member. He proved himself to me in a big way.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical and extremely effective attorney
If you’re looking for the most effective attorney in Miami and Florida you have found him. Mr. Braun was extremely patient and personable with me as a client during this anxious time and came to a more than satisfactory agreement. I would recommend Mr. Braun over any attorney I have ever worked with or hired. If you want to sleep easy at night and have a stressful situation, look no further, Mr. Braun is a fixer and a lawyer you can trust. Again, thank you Mr. Braun I was lucky and fortunate to find you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best defense lawyer
I hired David Braun for a violation of felony probation and he got me out of jail to fight the case. He then got me time served while the state insisted I serve the bottom of the guidelines 94 months. He really dig into the case and worked for me every step of the way.
Posted by Sherry | February 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Pitbull
I highly recommend David Braun for any of your legal woes. He took over my case mid-process and has made me feel way more confident than with his predecessor. He is like my pitbulls - loyal, caring and compassionate, while being the right amount of aggressive, protective, and tenacious. I definitely feel that he moved my case in a better direction and that without him, I'd be facing unfair consequences. If you find yourself in a situation where you need a great attorney, hire David for sure; he'll be there for you when you need him.
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Posted by Joshua | July 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank God for David Braun
Just got back from Court with David. Give you a little background. My boss was driving me home and we got pulled over for a headlight. Cops ran my name and said I had a warrant...NO BOND. Turns out it was some investigation from a couple years ago that I had no idea about. So I got arrested in COLLIER COUNTY. My boss called David. He went into Broward Court the same day on the new case. My case was not even on the docket, David convinced the Judge to hear it anyway. Then David Convinced the Judge to give me a bond. Then he got a Bondsman that as a favor to David paid the bond without even being paid by us and got me out. Because I was still in Collier I was ordered to appear before the Judge the following Friday which is Today to be arraigned. David and I walk in and the Judge says, “the paperwork wasn’t processed and he’s gotta go back into custody.” I was FREAKIN OUT. This was at 8:30am. David immediately went into action. I saw him writing papers, meeting with the BSO Deputy. Then he called the Bondsman and met with all the people together to try and find a solution. I saw David fight for me BIG TIME. Almost 4 hours later David convinced the Judge to let me leave and go home for the weekend. He got all the orders signed by the Judge and explained them to me and told me to have them on me at all times until next weeks hearing. I’m out for the weekend and SOOOO THANKFUL TO DAVID. AWESOME LAWYER! If you can get him as your lawyer...Do It!
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Posted by Karla | July 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely the BEST!
I had a good experience with David Braun. After meeting with a couple attorneys that had me thinking my case wasn’t more than a business transaction, talking to David for the first time gave me reassurance. He was always honest, and made me feel like my case was as important to him as that of any family relative. He sat with me and went over the discovery in the case and tried to come up with my best option. He never failed to answer all my questions more than once, as I was scared this charge would be a burden to my aim at a career in the Medical field. It took some time and I did get a great result. Even after my case was all done I’ve called Mr. Braun and he answered my questions and talked stuff out with me. He recently assisted me with medical school application questions. I was referred by a friend and I would refer him to other people.
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Posted by Greg Grycan | April 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
David was referred to me from a fellow successful Fort Lauderdale businessman about a year ago. When I met with David I was charged with two criminal cases as well as an permanent injunction against me for dating violence put on me by a jealous guy that was trying to get with my girl. I felt like I was going to lose everything and then I hired David. David took and still takes my calls at all hours, legal holidays, religious holidays. I’ve paid him, but not enough for what he has done for me. David took it personal, David rose above all of it, got ALL MY CASES DIMISSED. Got the permanent injunction reversed in my favor and got me an injunction on the other guy. I’ve hired him since for civil cases and he’s been great!
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Posted by Lindsey | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Braun Law Group is one of the best kept secrets in South Florida
If you are looking for a Law Firm who specializes in just about everything and gets great results, then this is the Law Firm for you. David was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He put my mind at ease when handling my car accident case. He went to court for me and got the case dismissed. I couldn't be happier with these results. I will continue to use the Braun Law Group for all my future needs and I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for all you do! Lindsey
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Posted by Vladimir | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Felony to Misdemeanor
Just returned from my court, and got to the computer to say thanks and leave my comments about David Braun. In 2010 I was charged with Aggravated Battery(felony, max sentence 15 yrs in prison). Honestly, I had nothing to do with an incident, I was just in a wrong time, in a wrong place. This was a main goal for David - to prove, that I had nothing to do with it. He did it in a very professional manner, and always remembering to make sure my interests are defended. David Professionally prepared himself for deposition, which (i think) played main role in finilizing this case. In short, from Aggravated Battery(felony) charge was changed to Disorderly Conduct(misdemeanor). I agreed on this myself, just to finilize it already, but I`m sure Dave would be able to go to trial and prove my innosence. But this would take more time again. Dedicated respect he deserves for not trying to convince me to accept 9 month probation, which was offered first. I told him: "Look Dave, I didn't do nothing in that accident, and probation, I`m sorry, is not something I will accept. Then lets got to trial." Dave Answered me "OK, I understand you. Let me see what I can do." ... and he didn't even think of convincing me to accept it. Big respect for that. Communication: Was very easy to communicate, and from the first day Dave told me: "I`m here for you 24/7". Of course I didn't call him at nights, but I did bother him sometimes on Sundays:-) lol.... and he always picked up the phone. Recommend? Yes. If you are looking for a honest lawyer who will be always defending your interests. Will I use him again? Well, I hope I won't need...:)... but, I remember his phone, because its very easy combination of numbers;) Dave, thanks for everything.
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Posted by Michael | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best criminal defense lawyer in the STATE!
This man did outstanding miracles for me in court. I was facing mandatory life and Mr. Braun got me down to 4 years for 1st degree felony murder. This guy is absolutely amazing. He wrote the best motions even got my judge switched... IF you need a miracle call Mr. Braun
Posted by Brianna | July 26, 2015
Great Experience
My experience with Braun Cruz Law Group was great! From the first day I got a consultation until the end of the case. I liked that I could reach the attorneys after hours and on their cell phones. I worked with Attorney Braun and Attorney Cruz. They made a great team and my mother and I found they saw things from different perspectives which I liked. If you like a personal relationship feel with your attorney, (which I prefer to just being a number) then I would strongly recommend these guys. It probably sounds little silly but I also liked that I didn't have to drive downtown everytime I wanted to see them. I've had other attorneys over my life and I would definitely return to Braun Cruz Law Firm.
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Posted by Carlos | January 26, 2013
Past Client
I hired Attorney David Braun to handle my case. I have been a corporate executive for 25 years and I found Mr. Braun extremely professional and helpful. I got with him early in the process and he got in touch with the detective and the prosecutor and I never even had to go to court. I was super stressed when I called David but once he got on the case he totally relaxed me and took care of everything. He also eased my wife's concerns and was an overall pleasure to work with. The best part, HE GOT MY CASE DISMISSED! I would recommend you get with him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Fair
I hired David on 03/2020 at the bringing he was great, he told me he would be able to get my husband an immigration bond even doe i hired him for a criminal situation on the first date to appear for immigration David was not in any way ready to take on the situation first he did not appear in court in person he did it over the phone secondly he sounded half a sleep and down play the whole situation in front of the judge, he lies n just talk a good game. 2 or 3 weeks into David handing my case i informed him i no longer needed his services and he declined to even release me he became very nasty and than starting to speak to me as if only him and his family matters and no one else. David never once appeared to criminal case for me nor does he has a date when i informed him that i was cancelling his services he than stated that he would lower the price and i would not have to pay the balance just so he can continue with my case i declined his offer with all this being sad please do you detail research on his lawyer he talks a big talk but that's all it is just talk.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Braun Cruz Law Group, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Former Prosecutor Felony Trial Lead
  • Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Former Prosecutor DUI lead
  • Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. T. Darrington 0:17-cr-60141-WPD
  • Dismissal of Counts 3-4, Counts 1-2, Probation for a term of 2 years.
  • U.S. v. Scott Butler 1:11-cr-20393CMA-3
  • Acquittal by Jury (NOT GUILTY VERDICT)
  • U.S. v. Mahmoud El Mokaddem 1:11-cr-20058-CMA-1
  • All Charges Dismissed
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Convictor
  • Mark Springer Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008


  • Braun Cruz Law Group, PLLC Newsletter
  • "In Sickness and Health" Expansion of Prescription Exception in Drug Trafficking Cases
  • 2013
  • Book
  • “33 ways to Fight Your DUI: Find out how an Aggressive & Creative DUI Attorney would Fight Your DUI!”
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Braun is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly Recommended. Very Dedicated and knowledgeable. Hard-working."
Criminal defense
General practice
Car accident