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John Patrick Musca

Criminal defense Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   118 reviews

also known as John P. Musca, John Musca

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
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Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College, and graduated cum laude in 1994. He then went on to earn his law degree from Case Western University School of Law in 1997. Mr. Musca began his career representing the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender. Then, in 2001, he began his own practice, Musca Law, P.A, a firm which focuses exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He also speaks fluent Spanish, and is licensed to practice law in all state courts in the state of Florida.

 

Mr. Musca has handled all types of criminal matters, from misdemeanors through serious felonies.  He has extensive experience handling DUI cases, probation violations, theft crimes, drug charges, as well as fraud, battery, domestic disputes, sex crimes, and all violent crimes, including homicide and manslaughter.

 

Over the past 16 years, Mr. Musca has earned an impressive array of accolades. For the past four years, Mr. Musca has been recognized as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida, by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  In addition, he enjoys a Perfect 10 rating with Avvo, an independent lawyer rating service, which formulates attorney ratings based on peer reviews, client testimonials and observance of the highest ethical standards of the legal profession. In 2012, he was deemed a “Super Lawyer”, a designation reserved only to the top 2.5% of all criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida.  Mr. Musca’s firm also touts a solid A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, the highest rating offered to a firm, on account of client satisfaction, longevity in the industry and maintaining the highest level of client service to those who have entrusted him with their legal matter.

 

In terms of DUI Defense, Attorney Musca has earned the special distinction of becoming certified in Breath Test Operation for having completed the curriculum set forth by the Department of Transportation. In addition, he is certified in Field Sobriety Tests, as a result of hours of instruction required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  These rare distinctions demonstrate Mr. Musca’s dedication of a substantial part of his career to representing clients on all types of DUI matters.  In fact, he has managed, evaluated and counseled on more than 5,000 DUI cases thusfar in his career.

 

For over 16 years, Attorney Musca has operated by the firm, yet simple principle that every person accused of crime is innocent until proven guilty, and entitled to a solid and aggressive defense.  While some pay only lip service to that philosophy, Attorney Musca insists that this serve as the hallmark and mission statement of his law firm.

 

Most importantly, Attorney Musca represents his clients with unflinching and tireless resolve, believing that the goal of representing a client on any criminal defense matter is a dismissal of their charge.  Indeed, Mr. Musca, and the lawyers who work under his auspices, make this mission their solemn vow, and dedicate all their efforts to achieving favorable outcomes on each and every case.  Undoubteldy, the finest testament to obtaining these results may be found in the hundreds of favorable case results and client testimonials which the firm has assembled over the years.

 

While some testimonials may be found under this AVVO profile, all of the firms' results and testimonials may found on their website: .

 

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Location

Collier County Office
2650 Airport-Pulling Rd South, Suite G
Naples, FL, 34112
Alachua County Office
309 N.E. 1st Street Suite 15
Gainesville, FL, 32601
Duval County Office
630 W Adams St Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Brevard County Office
6767 North Wickham Road Suite 400 BB
Melbourne, FL, 32940
Broward County Office
633 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Suite 4F, Unit 405
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Okaloosa County Office
217 Miracle Strip PKWY SE, Unit 116
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Bay County Office
2901 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL, 32401
Escambia County Office
314 S Baylen St Suite 111
Pensacola, FL, 32502
Charlotte County Office
18245 Paulson Dr Suite 130
Port Charlotte, FL, 33954
Indian River County Office
601 21st St Suite 300
Vero Beach, FL, 32960
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Reviews

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Posted by Lucrezia Viviano | November 17, 2020
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Lucrezia Viviano
The whole firm was great, I enjoyed working with Bruce always took the time out to call me back and answer all my questions, I would refer this farm to anyone
Posted by Tim | January 3, 2020
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Legal Mess Fixed With One Call to Musca Law
You know, when you plan your whole life for retirement and you decide on Florida, you have purchased a home, made 3 out of 6 trips just to find out that your legal mess is not behind you. Needless to say, you go in panic mode! You start calling around not knowing who to call. You have made 6 phone calls and you can’t get a straight answer from a attorney that you wanted to put your trust in. I was ready to throw in the towel and my wife told me to call one more law firm. That’s when my luck changed for the good. I called Musca Law, not only did an attorney call me back within minutes, they were very understanding to my situation and they answered all my questions and held my hand until we got settled in to our forever home in Florida. What a ( Huge ) weight lifted off my shoulders. Not only were they able to help with my situation, they gave me their direct cellphone number if any other issues may come up with my situation. You can’t get more personable than that!!! I would highly recommend Musca Law Firm; Fondly, T.S
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Posted by Kevin | December 9, 2019
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Flawless Execution During Life Altering Criminal Situation
Musca law has been unbelievable for my family and I. I have never dealt with any legal issues in the past nor did I know how to navigate the legal system. The entire Musca law team executed my situation flawlessly. When put in a potentially damaging and career-ending situation; the Musca Legal team was able to shine a light on a positive outcome. They not only were able to help dismiss my case with potential two felonies, but they were able to secure my future and my family's needs. It is this team of highly professional individuals that gave their own personal time to help my unique situation and thoroughly answered all my questions and post dismissal needs. I highly recommend Musca Law for any potential life-altering criminal situations you may unfortunately face. At least with this highly skilled team, you have a fighting chance.
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Posted by Kayla | December 8, 2019
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Fast, Knowledgeable and Great Follow Up, Even After Case Was Settled
I hired Musca Law to represent my fiancé on a serious legal matter. The firm was able get him NO points, NO school and NO conviction on a case he was ticketed at fault involving an accident on the highway. He's a CDL holder, so this was extremely serious for him! I called around to so many law firms, and there was no doubt that Musca law was the most accurate and knowledgeable firm. Unlike most of the other law firms I called, I felt informed and confident after getting off the phone with them. They were fast, kept us in the loop, and followed up with emails AND phone calls, even after they settled his case. We can't thank John Musca and his law firm enough!!
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Posted by Billy | November 22, 2019
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Muscle And Backbone Finally Gets the Job Done!
A terrific law firm. Musca Law was able to get me off probation. I was on probation for 12 years and had tried numerous times to get it terminated but after calling Musca Law, I was finally released from probation. Their persistence and dedication made all the difference in the world to me. I can not thank you guys enough.
Posted by Tessa | November 18, 2019
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Outstanding! The Best Firm For Your Child On Criminal Cases
Our juvenile child was charged with a serious felony offense of making threats at a school, and our first call was to Musca Law. From the moment we called, the attorneys were on the phone making arrangements and making sure everything was in order and that things were taken care of. Ultimately, they were able to get the charge reduced to the lowest possible misdemeanor, but the best news was that he wasn’t even convicted of the reduced charge! This means there will be no criminal conviction at all on our child's record. The outcome could not have been better for our family. The entire process was made easier with this law firm. They were very reassuring and responsive to all questions asked. The attorneys at Musca law were first rate, and extremely knowledgeable. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Posted by Mark | November 13, 2019
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Hats Off For Dismissal Of Felony Charges!
I would like to thank Musca Law for their hard work and loyalty to their clients. I was accused of the serious felony of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Domestic Violence. The lawyers at the firm worked around the clock to resolve my issue. Today was the answer to prayers when I learned all my charges had been dismissed. The team was unbelievable on the execution of the law. I would like to thank the whole law group for their support and resolution on my case. Hats off. I have my life back!
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Posted by Russell | November 8, 2019
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Highest Rated Criminal Firm in Florida For Good Reason!
I am living testament why John Musca and his team are the Highest Rated Criminal Defense law firm in Florida. As an Engineer, protecting my career and finding the right firm was critically important. Within 24 hours of being charged with DUI involving above a .15 blow, they had my back. Their aggressive approach to my case got my license reinstated less than a month later. Afterwards, they were able to get all charges dismissed. First Class professionalism all the way. I can't thank them enough!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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Aggressive, Professional, and Well Prepared For DUI Cases
I can't thank John and his team at Musca Law enough for their aggressive and professional approach to my case. I was arrested and charged with DUI and lost my license. I immediately began researching law firms to represent me, and the focus of this firm on these types of cases, combined with their aggressive approach and positive reviews, led me to retain them to represent me. I couldn't have made a better choice!!! Rebecca Sonalia represented me at the DMV hearing and was extremely well-prepared and aggressive in fighting for me, and I am extremely pleased that it resulted in my license being reinstated within one month from the alleged offense. I would strongly urge anyone facing a DUI charge to hire Musca Law. They are the best!!!
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Posted by Nancy | August 26, 2019
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This Firm Has Your Back 100% !!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My DUI experience is more than I thought I could ever get over. John Musca has been in my corner personally from the beginning! I won my DMV case, and have my license back. Also, my job and well being were saved because of the outstanding work from these attorneys. Communication throughout the process was key. They kept me informed all the while, and I can't thank you enough!! I trust this law firm completely, and just know, they will have your back 100%. I don't recommend ever getting a DUI, but if it ever happens, you need to call these guys!!
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Posted by Cristian | August 15, 2019
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Two felonies no conviction clear record
Thank you, Musca Law!! I was accused of Workers Compensation Fraud, a First Degree Felony, and Scheme to Defraud, another serious felony. Because of their persistence and hard work, I was convicted of nothing! And my lawyers were with me every step of the way. This is THE firm to retain for serious felony charges. Thank you for clearing my name and my record!
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Posted by Christian | July 29, 2019
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Job And Career At Stake, Case Dismissed !!! 
I am a commercial truck driver and I was involved in a rollover accident on a semi truck in Florida. The state trooper who showed up on scene determined I was going too fast on a curve, causing me to rollover. Though I explained the situation, he issued me a careless driving citation. Because of this, I got laid off by the company I was working for, but regained employment elsewhere.  I was very concerned because I knew this citation could cost me my new job, as well as my career as a truck driver. Right away,  I contacted Musca Law for assistance. This firm maintained a high level of professionalism throughout the whole process, and stayed in constant contact with me. On July 25th 2019,  I got a call from the firm stating they were able to get the case dismissed in court!!  I cannot begin to explain how much this means to me! This dismissal saved my new job and my career!  If you have a serious traffic charge,  I strongly recommend this firm! They mean business!!
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Posted by Jaden | July 17, 2019
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For Serious Felonies, Musca Law is the Answer
After the disappointing direction my previous attorney was heading, I did my research and decided to change law firms and hire Musca Law. They were confident, professional and obviously well known and respected in the local legal community. I’m a professional young woman myself and a felony conviction wound have ruined my career. Well, because of their persistence, they eventually beat my felony charge, and the case was resolved without any conviction whatsoever! Even after the case had been won, they spent time with me to make sure everything was in order. I would recommend this firm to anyone facing serious felony charges with a lot on the line.
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Posted by Brian | July 16, 2019
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Miracles Do Happen Here!
I’m completely astonished! My lawyer just called me and told me that we had won the DMV hearing following my DUI arrest. My driver’s license suspension has been lifted and my privileges fully reinstated. Thank you, thank you! This law firm is the way to go. Before hiring them, I met with another lawyer who, after evaluating my case, told me I was going to need a miracle to keep my license. Well, good thing I went with Musca Law because I just got my driving privileges back!!!
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Posted by Cecilio | June 14, 2019
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NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY!
When I was arrested on a second DUI offense, I had first hired this one attorney who was absolutely useless, a waste of time, and money. I then came across the Musca Law Firm, and when I spoke with the owner directly, he assured me he had the right person for the job. He was absolutely correct!! This attorney went straight to work, diligently and relentlessly. I was, without a doubt, amazed! The jury deliberated for just 20 minutes and returned a NOT GUILTY VERDICT ! The people at this firm do care and fight for their clients’ rights. I’d recommend the Musca Law Firm to anyone when they need a great counsel in their time of need. Thank you so very much, TEAM MUSCA......
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Posted by Charlotte | June 7, 2019
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Mothers Prayers Answered For Her Son !
I was very pleased with Musca Law firm. They won both DMV and DUI cases for my son in Florida. They were very professional and offered exempliery advice. The attorneys were accessible which provided more confidence since we lived out of state. I recommend Musca Law Firm. Thank you for your time and effort in getting us a positive result. It made a mother sleep better tonight!
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Posted by Aaron | May 24, 2019
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10 Out Of 10 Stars! Best Decision I Could Have Made!
After my DUI arrest, I was very concerned because I have a good job and blew a .187 on the breathalyzer machine. For that reason, hiring the right law firm was an important decision for me. Originally, I retained another firm, but once I read about Musca Law, I reached out to them on a holiday weekend and the owner himself took my call and convinced me they were the best choice. Believe me, he was right. In no time flat, they took a lot of the stress away in a very stressful time. Top notch in competence and expertise. The entire team was extremely professional along the way. Thank you!
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Posted by Janel | May 9, 2019
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Number 1 Law Firm in Florida For Criminal Cases !
I was looking for an attorney for my 2nd DUI and felony charges and I came across Musca Law. They assigned a team of very skilled attorneys to my case! They were fast, extremely professional and attentive to every detail ! I’m so fortunate I made the right decision and I would highly recommended this law firm!
Posted by Ashford | April 17, 2019
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A True Friend During Your Darkest Hour
Facing multiple serious felonies, and extensive incarceration, John Musca, and his firm, made all the difference in the world for me and my family. My case involved an almost indescribable two year court process, and a three day jury trial, which ended in an equitable and very happy outcome. I honestly and sincerely thank John Musca, who personally guided me all along, and alleviated many of my concerns and fears. In you, John, I found a true friend during this dark period of my life. I have no doubt that, without you, I wouldn't be here today. And, because of you, and your team, I can finally say, with love and respect, that you gave me mine back. Your friend for life, Ash.
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Posted by Francesca | March 24, 2019
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Compassionate knowledgeable and competent
As a concerned parent, I was at my wits end, desperately seeking a good attorney for my son for serious felony charges. I read their reviews, and I'm glad I chose the Musca Law Firm. I found them to be exactly as their reviews characterized them. All those involved were warm, compassionate, caring and quite knowledgeable. The legal secretary sat with me for days while I waited for my son's release. She then went above and beyond to make sure I understood the legal process. The attorney was also very understanding, committed, and competent and was able to secure a bond for my son within a short time and get him out of jail. Overall, a very pleasant experience with the Musca Law Firm
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Musca Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 1999 - 2001

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client Blows 0.14, Admits to Drinking A 12 Pack, Commends Musca Law Upon Receiving NO DUI CONVICTION!
  • Reduced to lesser offense & No DUI conviction

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Month
  • Legal Aid Service Of Collier County
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Cape Coral Breeze
  • Man Accussed of Murder
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
  • Roe Versus Wade
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John Musca leads a highly reputable State Wide criminal defense firm that represents thousands of clients each year. His clients are always well served and skillfully represented by a team of dedicated legal professionals. John takes a personal interest in the outcome of each client’s case and is personally invested in his client’s satisfaction."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Musca for approximately 15 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a leading criminal defense attorney. John is smart, aggressive, and is known for obtaining favorable outcomes and case results on challenging and complex criminal cases. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John to be a reputatble crimianal defense attorney wth solid experience in Criminal Law. He is respected by both judges and fellow attrorneys. He has neither disciplinary nor negative ethical histories and he enjoys an unblemished record with the Florida Bar. John has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he recognized nationally for being a top attorney in our field, but he is approachable and truly cares about each of his cases. Use Attorney Musca and your interests will be well served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John knows his stuff, give him a call, you won't regret it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Musca is the hardest working lawyer out there. He is always available for clients- even on nights, weekends and holidays. The most remarkable thing about John Musca can be seen in the terrific results achieved for his clients. Having worked with John for years now, I know of no attorney who is more passionate, persistent and dedicated to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a lawyer who provides aggressive representation and does so with integrity and professionalism. He has obtained excellent results for many of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Naples Criminal defense Lawyer John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
Criminal defense Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 25 years
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