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Ralph Steven Behr

Criminal defense Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Ralph Behr

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 35 years
    New York - NY 46 years
    Oregon - OR 47 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Suspended - Non-Disciplinary No misconduct found

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

About Ralph

Learn Ralph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    In practice since 1976 Mr. Behr has been reviewed by local newspapers as “Relentless in the courtroom” and “A brilliant strategic defense lawyer”. He and his staff have handled Florida’s famous and infamous defendants with a success record that is unmatched. He is the author of ‘CAN THE POLICE LIE TO ME?”.

    48 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Federal crime
    20%

  4. Violent crime
    20%

  5. White collar crime
    20%

CRIMINAL LAWYER SINCE 1976 /OFFICE IN BOCA RATON 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 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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Location

Ralph S Behr
2200 NW Corporate Blvd.
Suite 404
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Hossein | October 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuinely caring and impressively knowledgeable
I am a victim of crypto scam. I have been knocking on every door I can possibly find hoping I can find help. Most people I talk to have no idea what cryptos are and how they work. The ones who do understand and can actually help are helpful only if there’s something in it for them. The second they realize my case isn’t worth their time, they just cut the conversation short and wish me good luck. Having spoken to many of them and being hopeless, I found Mr. Behr. His knowledge about the crypto world is so impressive. Once he realized how much I have lost, he was kind enough to honestly tell me not to hire him as this would not financially make sense. I honestly felt like when my late father used to give me advice. Mr. Behr knew that I wouldn’t be his client but still took his time and explained the process, steps I need to take, people and organizations I need to contact, and subjects I need to familiarize myself with in order to fight this battle on my own. Mr. Behr is the type of caring professional we need more in today’s society. Thank you so much Ralph. You definitely made me think there are still good hearted humans out there. Just like you said: “ Winners Never Quit & Quitters Never Win”.
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Posted by katherine | October 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer !!
Mr. Behr and his team handled my legal matters as professionally and expeditiously as possible. I would absoulutly refer them to anyone in need of their legal counsel.
Posted by Jeff | November 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal experience
My experience with Mr. Behr and his staff was nothing short of phenomenal. I hope to not ever need representation again. But In the case I do. J would absolutely use Mr. Behr. I would also fully recommend him to anyone I know in need of representation.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shoplifting Incident
Fully explained how the case was to represented. Great communicator, compassionate , very knowledgeable about how to guide me along the process. Truly interested in my well being , fabulous lawyer.
Posted by Miguel | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence
We, the couple have a discussion and fight for the very first time, my wife called the police and we got into a case, then she decided to do not go further with the case and hired Mr. Ralph. As you should know one time in your life you can make a mistake and with Ralph the case was dismissed as it suppose to be when you recognized that both made the mistake and you do not want to hurt your spouse or take advantage from the law.
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Posted by Thomas | June 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Ralph Behr is a true professional who will have your back!
My name is Thomas; I am an extremely busy professional from South Florida .With thirty plus yrs of being successful in my own business ;and yet there are times when I need legal advise and support from professionals such as Mr .Behr, in the realm of legal issues. When I travel throughout the world for business I can honestly say that I feel extremely comfortable knowing I can pick up the phone for guidance and know Mr. Behr will consistently have my back with a positive answer on the other end . I attribute my success with my business by having this honorable man on my team . And for this reason, I highly recommend Mr Behr .
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Great Choice!
Hiring the right lawyer can be a difficult and somewhat daunting task. Hiring the right lawyer to defend you in a legal matter that happened years ago in a State half way across the country can be downright overwhelming to say the least, but that's the situation I found myself in. After doing my due diligence and interviewing several law firms I decided to hire Ralph Behr, boy am I glad I did! Although the hands of time tick slowly when it comes to the judicial system, Mr. Behr stayed committed to my cause, driven & confident in a positive outcome and ultimately was able to get my case dismissed. Not only was I obviously thrilled with his results, but I can't say enough about how reassuring, responsive and accessible Ralph and his staff were during the entire ordeal. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
Mr. Behr helped me
Mr. Behr helped me out when I had some legal issues some years ago. He was considerate of my situation and helped me address it. Recently I contacted him again because I needed to ask about that situation that happened years ago for records sake and he helped me address the issue I asked him about and gave me some more information that helped me feel better about another concern I had about the issue. I appreciate and recommend attorney Mr. Ralph Behr, he helped me when I needed help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Excellent Attorny
The rating speaks for itself. I am extremely satisfied with Mr. Behr's representation. Mr. Behr has knowledge, integrity and dedication, which are rare virtues in any profession. His work exceeded my expectations. He has been an extraordinary legal representative, an experienced adviser and a trustworthy lawyer. It is a privilege to be able to blindly trust your attorney under extreme legal circumstances. I was privileged to have him as my attorney.
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Posted by Eve | December 9, 2011
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Mr. Behr has helped me in various cases. And each time has been more than successful than I expected! I would recommend him 100% to anyone with legal problems.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2011
Excellent Referral
I was recently referred to Ralph Behr office for a pending criminal case. Mr. Behr and his staff was extremely helpful, when I met with him he was honest and up front about all my options and advised me as to what was best for me in my situation. I took his advice and the outcome was most favorable. I would recommend Mr. Behr.
Posted by Jose | September 2, 2011
The man is relentless, a great lawyer!
He filed motion after motion until the judge finally dismissed my case. He even took it to another judge. The guy never stopped and let nothing stop him. He was all over the prosecutor and knew more law than the judge, it was super cool to watch the man work. He is the best lawyer in the county.
Posted by Eliot | August 7, 2011
A great lawyer and man
Mr. Behr is one of the most outstanding lawyers I have ever met! He is brilliant and passionate in his work. More notable, he really cares about his client. I felt that right from the start. If you have a view of lawyers being cynical, Ralph Behr will change that. He was always available by phone, and and his advice was ever sharp and helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2009
One of the best in the field
He was very knowledgeable, courteous, thorough, and quick in getting my case resolved. The price is not an issue really because the end result is exactly what I desired. Keep his number on hand, he answers his phone on weekends too! Don't hesitate about hiring him because I know I'll be referring him if need be to anyone I know. Thanks Mr. Behr
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2009
Not a Good Lawyer
I would not recomend this lawyer to anyone seeking legal advise. I used him and I regret it daily. Spent years in jain because of his incompetance. He was not intrested in and did not defend my case!! Please if you need a lawyer look elsewhere
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ralph Behr
  • 1987 - 2016
  • Vice President General Counsel
  • Food Oils Corporation
  • 1976 - 1987
  • Legal Editor
  • E.B. Williams
  • 1976 - 1979
  • Legal Research Teaching Assistant
  • Hofstra University School Of Law
  • 1974 - 1976
  • Legislative Aide
  • New York State Assembly
  • 1971 - 1973
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rodruguez vs. Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court upheld my argument and changed the law in Florida

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Regional member
  • 1993 - Present
  • U.S. Federal District Court of Southern Florida
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Leading American Attorneys
  • American Research Corporation
  • 1994
  • Top Rated
  • Florida Consumer Guidebook
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Ralph Behr
  • Index to Florida Criminal Jury Instructions
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (9)
Endorse Ralph
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Behr and I have shared many co defendant cases together. I find him to be smart, quick on his feet and effective in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.For years I have worked closely with Mr. Behr and I have always been impressed with his competency and integrity. I highly recommend his services"
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