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Ralph Steven Behr

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CRIMINAL LAWYER SINCE 1976 /OFFICE IN MIAMI AND FORT LAUDERDALE /  BOARD CERTIFIED AND A/V RATED / HANDLES MAJOR AND PROFILE CASES / ADMITTED IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS OF FLORIDA, NEW YORK AND U.S. SUPREME COURT /  AUTHOR OF BOOK "CAN THE POLICE LIE TO ME"/ CREATOR OF APPLE ITunes APP:  "SAY NO TO POLICE" / PARALEGAL STAFF FLUENT IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE / NIGHT AND WEEKEND JAIL VISITS / PHONES ANSWERED 24/7 / INTERNATIONAL CLIENT BASE / HANDLES MAJOR FEDERAL TRIALS: MONEY LAUNDERING, WIRE FRAUD, MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING / Attorney Behr handles every aspect of your case: From intake through depositions, motions, hearings and trial. Ralph Behr defends individuals facing criminal charges in State and Federal courts. Mr. 

Awards and Achievements 
-       Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York. Teaching Assistant to former law school professor Seymour Kleinman 1978-1981 
•        2016 Nominee to Best Lawyers in America; 
•        Top 2% Rated “A/V” by Lawyers.com and Martin-dale Hubbell; 
•        Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar; 
•        “Death Certified” by the Florida Supreme Court for Capital Homicide Cases; 
•        Recognized Author of “CAN THE POLICE LIE TO ME?” Published by BookMasters, Inc.; 
•        Created iPhone App: “SAY NO TO POLICE” for iTunes Store in 2012; 
•        “Leading Florida Attorney” since 1994 Rated by American Research Corporation; 
•        Top Rated Since 1994 by Florida Consumer Guidebook; 
•        Former Aide to Penal Law Committee, New York State Legislature; 
•        Former Member Federal Practice Committee; 
•        Tax Law and Securities Law Section Member of the Florida Bar; 
•        Former Legislative Aide, New York State Assembly; 
•        Former Legal Research Instructor, Hofstra University School of Law; 
•        Author of Index to Florida Criminal Jury Instructions 1997-2000; 
•        Sponsor of Florida Sentencing Guidelines Seminar 1997-2000; 
•        30 Years of Criminal Trial Experience; 
•        Over 5,000 Winning Clients; 
•        Who's Who in American Law Since 1994; 
•        Listed as ‘Best Lawyer’ in The International Dictionary of Biography’ Since 1994; 
•        Law and Leading Attorneys; 
•        Martindale Hubbell Law directory; 
•        Florida Super Lawyers; and 
•        Consumer Guide to Law & Leading Attorneys. 
•        Paralegals fluent in Spanish and Portuguese 
•        Handles major and profile federal cases 
•        Money Laundering and Medicaid Fraud in Federal Court 
•        Office in Miami and Fort Lauderdale 
•        Admitted in State and Federal Courts in Florida and New York and Pennsylvania


 


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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    40 years, 10 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

12 S.E. 7th Street
Suite 609
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198806/17/2016
NYCurrently registered 197703/07/2016
ORInactive197607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2016
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2016
Leading American AttorneysAmerican Research Corporation1994
Top RatedFlorida Consumer Guidebook1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Ralph Behr1987 - 2016
Vice President General CounselFood Oils Corporation1976 - 1987
Legal EditorE.B. Williams1976 - 1979
Legal Research Teaching AssistantHofstra University School Of Law1974 - 1976
Legislative AideNew York State Assembly1971 - 1973
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember1996 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersRegional member1993 - Present
U.S. Federal District Court of Southern FloridaMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rodruguez vs. FloridaFlorida Supreme Court upheld my argument and changed the law in Florida
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
iTunes and AndroidSay No to Police - the APP2010
BookMasters Inc.Can The Police Lie to Me?2008
Ralph BehrIndex to Florida Criminal Jury Instructions2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Lawyers NetworkCriminal Law Update2016
National Convention in Los Angeles, Ca. 2009National Book Publishers Association2009