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Steve Daniel Santiago

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   37 reviews

also known as Steve Santiago


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About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    All areas of criminal defense including DUIs, traffic, drug crimes, robbery, theft, shoplifting, driving while license suspended, habitual traffic offender, violations of probation, murder, sexual battery, domestic violence. Serving Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, Hillsborough and all other surrounding counties. Hablamos Español.

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Expungement
    10%

    16 years, 500 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    5%

    17 years, 500 cases

  5. Sex crime
    5%

    16 years, 150 cases

  6. Violent crime
    5%

    18 years, 500 cases

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    4%

    16 years, 250 cases

  8. Power of attorney
    1%

    17 years, 150 cases

 

The Law Office of Steve Santiago, P.A. provides aggressive, competent representation for individuals accused of all misdemeanors and felonies in Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. We will defend you against any criminal accusation including allegations of: drug offenses; battery; violation of probation; homicide; assault; firearm offenses; traffic; DUI; and any other criminal allegation made against you. Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential defense consultation.  Hablamos Espanol.

Originally in Miami, Steve Santiago is a former public defender who moved to Bradenton in 2007.  Mr. Santiago attended Florida International University graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He then went on to attend and graduate from the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  Mr. Santiago is also a U.S. Navy veteran.

Licensed for 17 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Steve

Law Office of Steve Santiago, P.A.
530 12th St W
Bradenton, FL, 342057442

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Steve Santiago took the time to explain the process of the case and resolved all issues. Communication was excellent.
Posted by Lisa | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
Steve handled my case efficiently and answered all of my questions and concerns. He is extremely personable. I highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and quick
Attorney Steve Santiago made the painful process be less painful. He was always available to answer questions. His team was also very supportive. He was able to get my case dismissed! Thank you! I highly recommend him. Keep his number saved in your phone. You never know if you or a friend might need it.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and quick acting attorney
i like that attorney Steve Santiago was always available to answer any questions about my case. I’ve felt i was in good hand with the attorney and his team. While the case was not pleasant and I was wrongfully accused, he helped the process be more bearable. In the end, Steve Santiago was able to get my case dismissed!!! Thank you!!! I highly recommend him .
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
The only lawyer I would hire! He's great he does what he says. Very honest, polite and always friendly. He explained everything to us and gave us updates on the case. Also if I'd call the office the secretary is very nice and we've never had any issues. He solved everything fast we are extremely happy. They are the best!
Posted by Karen | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional law defense
Steve Santiago was emmaculate in achieving all the expectations we both discussed. Steve was able to provide me the outcome we both looked foward to from the beginning. I would greatly recommend him to anyone in need of DUI/DWI services. He was always on top of the case and presented me step by step results when needed.
Posted by Terri | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best by Far!
Steve Santiago has done an incredible job with our very complicated case. He communicated quickly and so efficiently. He is professional and extremely knowledgeable, and also very genuine and kind, willing to go above and beyond to do what is best regardless of what it takes. An incredible lawyer and we are lucky to have found him! Thank you!!
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Posted by Jillian | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I am grateful that I was lucky enough to have Steve as my lawyer! He is very thorough, kind, hard working and made me feel at ease. He took great care of me and my case. I would highly recommended him to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Cortney | May 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad AZZ Lawyer
Steve is the Shiznit!!! He does what he says he's going to do and we are very thankful and pleased with the outcome of our case!! Reasonably Priced!! <3 Gracias Mil Veces Steve!!
Posted by Alex | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All the right reasons.
Steve is a highly experienced lawyer with 10+ years under his belt. His character, attitude, and commitment to his clients are unprecedented. Steve strives to ensure you will be prepared for court/trials with frequent updates and laymen’s terms for ease of understanding. He’s confident in the law and will make sure your rights are protected.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable Council
From the beginning, Steve made me feel at ease about my situation. He was very quick to respond to every question I had. Steve is very knowledgeable about the law. Everything worked out exactly as he said it would. I highly recommend Steve Santiago as your criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Susan | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
I’ve had the pleasure of not only hiring Steve to represent my son but also referred another family member to handle her case. He was highly recommended originally by my sons juvenile probation officer and did a spectacular job. Steve is well liked and respected by the judges and SA which I believe is a huge part of being able to get the best results as he does. Another thing I admire and respect is he always starts out with the facts and worst case scenario and by the end of your case/trial the end result is always good or better than you thought would happen. He’s not only the BEST attorney I’ve ever met but also is just a wonderful, caring individual. He exudes self confidence, calmness, and positivity. I highly recommend him for any criminal/DUI or whatever type of charge you or your family may be facing. You will not be sorry or disappointed!!!
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Posted by Rebeca | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the Area
Steve Santiago is the type of attorney every client wants, and all other lawyers strive to be like. Attorney Santiago has the utmost respect and admiration of clients, fellow attorneys, state attorneys, clerks, and judges alike. I know Santiago more than 10 years ago and I have witnessed that his skills and hard work is surpassed only by his modesty and compassion. I highly recommend Steve Santiago to others based on my experience as a client, I have not doubt that he is the Best Attorney in the area.
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Posted by Jeff | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Steve is a great defense lawyer. He does all he can to defend your case, and doesn't disappoint. Any time I had a question, he never failed to call me back, or send an email. I was very satisfied with his service. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Douglas | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good man, confident and knowledgable
Represented me in domestic dispute with estranged wife. Helped have charges dropped, and working for expungement.
Posted by Gerardo Ramirez | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good attorney.
Steve is a very thorough, straightforward attorney who can give you a very honest and reliable legal advise.
Posted by Elizabeth | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
All I can say is that he is a good honest lawyer!!!! So happy with his work.
Posted by Brianna | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Steve is one of the best lawyers, I've ever came into contact with. He has a way for making you feel comfortable and assures you everything will be okay. He's very attentive, understanding, and professional. Easy to contact, as he responds to your emails very quickly. He's amazing! The best of the best!
Posted by Nelson Resendes | December 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative!!
Mr. Santiago answered all the questions I had with a great deal of honesty. I consulated him about clemency and his response was informative, in a timely manner and polite as can be. He took the time to examine my case by looking through legal documents from the clerk of court to further dertermine the chances I have for Clemency. Thank you kindly.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not your average attorney
Mr. Santiago was hired by us to represent our son who had a possibility of jail time from 1-5 years for a felony of credit fraud. This attorney kept him from a long sentence and my son was issued a significant lesser sentence with community service. Besides Mr. Santiagos knowledge of the law and his experience in the court room he keeps a positive mindset that is contagious to his clients. He offers hope . He also explains and clarifies procedures so you will fully understand. I would definitely recommend him to others that need a dependable attorney.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Steve Santiago
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Miami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Legal Clerk
  • Grancell Law
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Leon County Office of the Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Legal Assistant
  • Miami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Legal Clerk
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1992 - 1996
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Florida International University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v D. R.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v F. V.
  • Charges Dropped
  • State of Florida v L. B.
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney Member Manatee County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Sarasota)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Counsel of La Raza
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • Miami-Dade County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Spanish American Law Student Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Black law students Association
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Sports Law Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Christian Law students Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Black Law Student Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Spanish American law Student Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Christian Law Student Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Sports Law Student Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Pre-Law Student Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Pre-Law Student Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Avvo Client's Award
  • Client 's Choice
  • 2013

Publications

  • Bradenton Herald
  • Attorney hired to fill Manatee's huge need
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • Attorney Panel
  • Crininal Law
  • 2008
  • Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot Court
  • Trial Judge at Moot Court
  • 2007
  • Attorney Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2007
  • Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot Court
  • Trial Judge for Moot Court
  • 2006
  • How to properly file out SCORE sheets
  • SCORE sheets
  • 2006
  • Miami Carol City Senior High School Annual Moot Court
  • Trial Judge for Moot Court
  • 2005
  • Juvenile Court Panel
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • 2005
  • Teen Court
  • Trial Judge for Teen Court cases
  • 2002
  • Teen Court
  • Trial Judge for Teen Court Cases
  • 2001
  • Summer Internships Student Panel
  • Summer Internships
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (67)
Endorse Steve
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.without reservation, he is a very experienced criminal attorney and I have referred to him many cases because he has proven to be very knowledgeable, ethical and trustworthy. Referred clients have been very satisfied with his work. ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a wonderful human being and amazing lawyer. Steve and I worked together on a RICO case and he was both tenacious and professional. During our case Steve was always prepared and ready to take the State to task for the good of his client. Steve is also sympathetic to all of his clients' needs and being he is fluent in Spanish, Steve has a keen ability to make his clients feel at ease during the harsh and compllicated navigation of a criminal case. I would recommend Steve to all who need his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He care deeply about this clients and will do anything to ensure their rights are protected. He works diligently and is truly passionate about his line of work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Santiago is a solid litigant and he provides excellent representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Santiago is one of the most upbeat and passionate lawyers I have had the pleasure to be around. He is a fighter who genuinely cares for each of clients, and he represents their best interests to fullest extent of the law. He is an excellent communicator with an outstanding resume of success. He is truly a pleasure to have in our legal community. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities and so should you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Santiago. He is a knowledgeable, trustworthy and skilled advocate. His professionalism is matched only by his unwavering desire to get the best possible result for his clients. He truly cares about each one of his clients and will go out of his way to assist them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. He is a strong and aggressive advocate for his clients which has earned him respect from current and former clients as well as his colleagues in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. Competent, experienced, and hard working attorney with a proven track record of success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Santiago is dedicated to the legal profession. Outstanding legal answers on Avvo demonstrate his knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Santiago is a knowledgeable and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. Competent, hard working, and dedicated to his profession. Assist individuals on Avvo by providing excellent legal answers. He is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. Dedicated to his profession with a track record of success. Respected by clients and peers in the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. Dedicated to his clients with a track record of success. Respected by peers in the legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse as a fantastic and knowledgeable attorney. Has a stellar reputation in the community for providing high quality representation and results for clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. He is very active providing individuals seeking assistance on Avvo with outstanding legal answers. He is an asset to our profession."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Santiago provides outstanding legal answers on Avvo for individuals seeking assistance. An asset to the legal profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Steve Santiago. Provides outstanding legal answers on Avvo with a clear understanding of the law. An asset to the legal field."
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Bradenton DUI and DWI Lawyer Steve Daniel Santiago
Steve Daniel Santiago
DUI and DWI Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation