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Steven Harry Wetter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.6   20 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 6 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

ARRESTED? HIRE A FORMER PROSECUTOR TO HELP YOU. 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER.

I have been in Southwest Florida for 27 years. I am a former Assistant State’s Attorney that achieved the rank of chief homicide arson prosecutor.  As a prosecutor, I successfully prosecuted thousands of cases.  I have been the supervising attorney on many DEA task force drug trafficking investigations.  I was lead attorney in hundreds of complex wiretap and racketeering investigations supervising law enforcement’s compliance with capture and minimization of targeted conversations.  I worked closely with DEA task force officers in writing search warrant affidavits and their subsequent execution.  As a prosecutor, I have worked with both the FBI and the Secret Service.

I received specialized training in crime scene investigations and the introduction of evidence at trial. My trial experience is extensive. I have been the lead trial attorney in over 100 criminal jury trials.  Those include homicide, manslaughter, sexual battery, racketeering, conspiracy, firearms, drug trafficking, drug sales and possessions, counterfeiting, theft and DUI. I am admitted to practice in all Florida State courts. I am also admitted to the U.S. Federal Court in the middle district Florida.

Location

Steven Wetter Attorney At Law, P.A.
1617 Hendry St Ste 213
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-2935

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Eddie | April 10, 2014
If charged with DUI do yourself a big favor and retain Steven Wetter,Attorney at Law.Trust me you will be glad that you did.
If anyone needs a great DUI attorney they need look no farther than Steven Wetter,Attorney at Law, located in Ft Myers.The hiring of Steven Wetter to handle my DUI case was the smartest and best thing I could of ever done.On account of Stevens expertise and knowledge of DUI's and DUI law I could not have asked for or scripted a better outcome of my DUI case on 4/8/14. Trust me when I tell you that Steven knows his business and knows what he is doing. You will not regret hiring him if you are charged with DUI. What you will regret is if you do not hire him. The money I spent to retain him was the best money I ever spent. Steven is sharp and backs up what he tells you. I feel very fortunate to have had Steven in my corner.On account of Steven working for me I am one hell-a-va satisfied client. I guarantee that whoever hires him for his/hers DUI case they to will be an extremely satisfied client as well. Not only is Steven sharp as a tack his Secretary Bianca was very knowledge and helpful throughout the 4 months it took before my case came to court. Do yourself a favor and retain Steven Wetter ,Attorney at Law, if you are charged with DUI. Trust me you will be glad that you did. If you are reading this review thanks again Steve and Bianca for a job well done !!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2014
State attorney dropped my DUI case
Interviewed 3 attorneys for a second DUI, decided to hire Mr. Wetter. Very glad I did as his knowledge and expertise are second to none in this type of case. The states attorney dropped the case within 10 days, and the DMV returned the D/L with no restriction. As if it never happened (except for the one night in Lee County jail.)
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Posted by Nan | September 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Ft Myers
Mr. Wetter not only is a talented, honest attorney, but he is a fighter for the small guy. We are so grateful for all he has done to get this case dismissed. If you are reading this then you are in need of legal representation and Steve Wetter is the man for you. Do it right the first time and hire Mr. Wetter.
Posted by Michelle B | August 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for this amazing attorney!
Apparently now days, you are guilty until proven innocent in Lee County. Thanks to Steven, he was able to represent me perfectly to show the judge that I indeed was innocent and was wrongly accused. I'd never had the need to hire a criminal law attorney before, so this process was all new to me. I hired Attorney Steven Wetter in April 2023 and he was by far the most amazing attorney I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Throughout my case, he was confronted with a very difficult prosecutor and was able to get my case dismissed even though the prosecutor made it tough on us. I truly feel that Steven gave his all for me and truly made this an amazing experience. I hope to never have to hire another criminal law attorney, but I most definitely would recommend him to anyone. He went above and beyond and clearly put his best foot forward while representing me. Thank you so much, Steven!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Guys a Shark..
.. He's the best I have had.... And I have had 4 lawyers prior...He knew what the da was going to do before she did. Step above any lawyer I have had.. completely on top of all options and solutions from the judge ,to the DA, to best outcome... Hire period...
Posted by Kyra | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best in the southwest !
Steven wetter goes above and beyond and cares for each client as one of his own family members. He saved my while in jail during a road trip to tn and had got my hold from another state while in Tennessee dropped and got me out of Tennessee jail and kept me from having to be extradited back to Florida. He always fights for a better deal and won't stop till he gets one. He also got my entire case dropped, every last charge from a case that got dragged out over two years and was mainly all felonies. Every time trouble has arised, he steps in and knows exactly how to resolve and win and protect me. He is also extremely personable kind non judging and ready to tackle whatever comes his way. He will forever be my retained Florida attorney if trouble should ever come again. Call now call before you call anyone else you will be thankful to have him on your side and working your case. I also know his whole family they are all equally as dedicated and involved on a personal dynamic manner on everyone's case. The office is like a family environment and everyone’s on your side!
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Posted by Mimi | June 3, 2022
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Very Experienced and Dependable Lawyer
My son was falsely accused of sexual harassment under Title IX in college. At first, we were in shock and after researching online, we felt the need to hire an attorney due to the complexity of Title IX. We chose Steven Wetter for his many years of experience and specialty in Title IX. Best decision we ever made! Mr. Wetter made himself readily available to my son every step of the way. He provided sound advise and devised a sharp strategy to fight the false allegations which ultimately favored my son. If you ever find yourself in the same situation, hire an experienced attorney who has specialized knowledge of the campus administration process. An attorney's presence may also put pressure on school officials to follow procedures carefully. Highly recommend Mr. Wetter!
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Posted by Michael | December 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rock bottom
It's unusual to meet such a great person under such bad circumstances, but that is what happened when I called Steven Wetter. I didn't have many people to turn to after my arrest, but when I called Steve he was understanding, respectful, and confident as we discussed my charges and legal situation. He gave me several recommendations that probably saved my life, saved my family, and began the path to turn things around for me. I happily took his advice, and we stuck to the plan we developed together until the case was resolved. Nobody can predict the future, but Steve's take on the outcome of the case was ultimately accurate and acceptable. I will be grateful to Steve each time I appreciate the life he helped me save from the brink of destruction. Thank you, Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Steven Wetter saves lives. Legal problems can be a matter of life and death. Without his help, my career and life would have been destroyed. I could not be more grateful. He was worth every penny. Thank You
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
We have been very fortunate to have Steve Wetter as an attorney for our son. Our son was thousands of miles/states away when he needed a great defense attorney. Mr. Wetter went above and beyond his law acumen to give our son a new beginning. We will always be eternally grateful. Mr. Wetter's assistant (Dulce Mendoza) is also supreme. Everything was organized and responded to in a timely manner. We cannot say enough about the intelligence, experience, diligence and professionalism we received from Mr. Wetter and his staff.
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Posted by Danielle | January 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
I hired Attorney Wetter for a DUI 2nd offfense recently. His staff was polite and prompt to return my emails and remind and confirm all dates. Mr. Wetter was patient and took the time to explain everything in detail and worked hard for the best outcome in my case. I am very happy with the service he provided and I highly recommend him to others in difficult situations.
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Posted by Nick | December 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer great man very hard working
I got into trouble with the law with a felony gun charge and steven wetter the best lawyer in ft myers was very honest and straight forward i spoke with other guys before him and he seemed like the most professional and the most straight foward guy in town and beat all the other guys by a mile ! He helped me ease my anixety. He always answered my calls and was always honest and he was there to help me out ! He even looked at me and spoke about his son who was the same age as me so he basically treated me like family! And understood me like i was close to him most lawyers just want you as a cilent he wanted what was best for md and my family!! I would recommend and send anybody his way ! I didnt even have to go to a court date or arraignment or anything he got the charges dismissed 2 weeks after the Arrest ! This guy is the best in town and i would never call or do business with anybody esle besides steven wetter ! This guy is a blessing from god always by your side and will never quit!! Great lawyer even better moraly right man !! Godbless steven ! I love this guy he saved me ! Hes a warrior ! Hes the best in town and always will be ! THANKYOU STEVEN !!!
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Posted by Kol | December 16, 2018
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Couldn’t ask for a better attorney!!
Great Attorney and a life saver! He put in more work than I could’ve asked for into my case, he truely made me feel that I was in good hands and always updated me throughout the entire process. If you require an Attorney, I highly recommend Steven Wetter to anyone! You will not be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I had to hire Steve Wetter to be my son's attorney. I highly recommend this attorney. Mr. Wetter knows what he is doing he's been doing this for a long time. He has your best interest in mind. He also tells you what can happen you need to be honest with him and he will be honest with you. Thank fully for having him listen when the plea was being given the judge almost did not follow the plea deal and that would have meant my son's bad decision could have followed him the rest of his life.
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Posted by Tina | January 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Your search stops here!!!
Steven Wetter has been my husband’s attorney and confidante for legal matters and we can not imagine having gone through this without his guidance. He has an incredible amount of knowledge in his field, and abilities to see our case from every angle and explain the expectations, steps required to follow and potential outcomes. Steven is always available for questions or concerns. Sometimes he is not always super quick to respond but we have always found that he is always working on the response. He really makes sure he has all his facts and information together and complete for you so as not to take up valuable time! He is a very caring individual and truly cares about the outcome of your case. He puts his heart and soul into his line of work and it shows each and every time we meet with him! When looking for an attorney to fit your legal needs your search should stop with Steven Wetter!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2015
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Best DUI Attorney
Steven Wetter is as goods as they get!!! I got a DUI in Feb 2014 with a BAC over .25 and he was able to reduce it to reckless driving with hardship. In 2015 got a DUI because I did not blow and he was able to get my driver license reinstated with out hardship and no classes. He is the best attorney in town!! I just want to say thank you to him and his staff. If you are looking for someone who will work night and day on you case look know further.
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Posted by Christian | May 26, 2015
Awesome team
The lawyer and paralegal BIanca are very proffesional and very honest and proactive...I deal everyday with different companies and long time ago I didnt see this level of customer service, proffesionalism and honesty. Thanks, I really apprecciatte what you did for me.
Posted by Tina | June 16, 2012
Very pleased
Never been in trouble before and interviewed several lawyers. Mr. Wetter made me very comfortable was easy to talk to. Handled my case very well. Got me the best possible outcome in the least painful way. Charge was reduced. Reasonable pricing. Cant say enough about how grateful I was for finding him.
Posted by Cossett | January 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Dissapointed
I used this attorney in good faith that he would do everything possible to help my under age son with his first offense. He reiterated he was an expert on getting the courts to agree to the youthful offender program. We waited months without any follow through or news, the only response was, "we haven't received the states offer." Almost a year later, we get one offer and he tells the state " he will sell it". And "sell it" he did. The easy way out, without a fight. He didn't depose the victims or police officers. He piggy backed out of another attorney who represented the kid who committed the exact same crime with my son and who was also the driver. That attorney was always so well prepared and helped get the other offender for the exact same crime 6 months VERSUS my son who was committed to 6 years. And he wasn't even the driver. How can there be such disparity in conviction and results? When we received the states offer, he said that was our BEST option, he never said an open plea would be worth it, he deterred us from it. He said "if my son gets more than 20 years, per an email he sent, then we will ask for it". And so I listened. To the wrong person. Who was simply too busy to care to push his hardest for this case. My son was a victim of your lack of apathy and commitment. What is worse, he is too proud to admit it, and truth COULD have set my son free. I will NEVER forget what you did and how you made us feel.
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Posted by Andrew | December 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
You deserve BETTER than Wetter
I was charged with my second DUI outside of 5 years, no breath test, no blood test, no urine test. There was also no audio or video from the officers, purely subjective evidence. The second charge was 2nd refusal to submit to breath test after license suspension in which the statute clearly states the officer MUST inform you that not only will your license be suspended again but also result in a misdemeanor charge. She did not state that there would be another charge(as stated by the narrative as well as the DMV hearing). $5000 is what Wetter charged me in order to represent me in this case. He avoided phone calls, emails and twice I had to show up at his office in order to try and get a hold of him. It took 4 months before he even brought a plea deal to me, I wouldn't consider him good enough attorney to take anything to trial plus he requires an extra $1500 to go to trial. My family and I were planning on moving out of state well before all this was going on. Mr Wetter had told me: “if you need to move up there, go ahead and I’ll handle everything down here”. He forgot to mention that if I would have done that I would have violated my Bond conditions with the bondsman and it could have been up to a 5 year charge for jumping bond. With time getting close to move I decided to take a plea because like I said he is not competent to take a case like this to trial and the time I spent waiting for him I could have be 1/4 done with any type of probation already. The days prior to me accepting the plea Mr. Wetter assured me and my family “dont worry about jail”. Again, I was outside of the 5 year period for the 2nd DUI, the officer DID NOT inform me of the misdemeanor charge which according to the statute is required. I had to do 10 days in LCJ and went to court to turn myself on my birthday. (Thanks Wetter, glad it took 4 months in order to get that done.) All my original charges is what I had to plea to, nothing was dropped not one charged was less than the original with nothing but what the cops narrative of what happened. A public defender will get you the exact same plea deal. Justice and the Law are two totally different things, Steven Wetter is STILL on the other side. His speeches he’ll give you about “wanting to work for the other side” is a crock. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN WETTER
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • 1997 - 2001

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • New College, Sarasota Fl
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • DUI .15 or higher
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There was a case he took over from me and he did a fabulous job for the client. Five stars!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve when I was a prosecutor and subsequent to that as a fellow defense attorney. He is a highly experienced and skilled attorney who works hard for his clients and achieves results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney who is ethical, honest and hardworking. And when you hire him, you get him."
Criminal defense
Fort Myers DUI and DWI Lawyer Steven Harry Wetter
Steven Harry Wetter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation