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Leslie A Sweet

Criminal defense Attorney at Gotha, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008

About Leslie

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I encourage you to visit my website, , where it tells all about me.  Please note that I represent less than 25 clients at a time.  When you call, you will talk to me.  If I do not answer text me.  I do not run a volume business. I chose to practice criminal defense because there I can use my knowledge, skills and education to help a person be better.  I do not relish in repeat offenders.  I want to defend you once and have you go off and become a productive member of society.  I have been around long enough to know the lasting devasting effects that contact with the criminal justice system can have on a life and the lives of all around the accused individual.  My experience teaches me that any contact from traffic to murder will impact a person in so many unknown ways.  A criminal defense attorney has to be more than just a lawyer with knowledge of the law.  I have to be a counsellor, a social worker, a scientist, a psychologist, knowledgable about resources and be able to motivate my client to want to succeed.  I remain a resource to all of my clients even beyond the termination of the representation.  I have represented more than twelve thousand individuals and probably performed more than 200 jury trials to verdict.  I have help many people obtain their licenses back.  I have helped people seal and expunge records.  I have been a catalyst of getting many young people who were on a bad path back on the right road and onto a successful future.  I have also helped reunite many familes.  I am knowledgable and relentless in finding whatever available resource that I can to help a client.  If I can help you I will.

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Leslie A. Sweet
Po Box 35
Gotha, FL, 34734-0035


4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Rene | July 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
A lawyer that is professional and has years of criminal background experience is hard to find. Ms Sweet is professional and amazing to work with. She cares about her clients, her years of experience are your greatest gift because she is great at presentation. She cares about you and your loved ones as it is a difficult time for everyone. It’s an honor to give her a five star rating. If you’re looking for the best most ethical attorney MS Sweet should be your lawyer.
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Posted by Kate | June 15, 2015
Caring Professional
Ms. Sweet truly cares about her client's best interest and will produce the best possible defense based on all the circumstances and evidence. She truly looks at the whole picture before pursuing the best outcome for her clients.
Posted by kevin | June 12, 2015
Leslie sweet saved my life.
Leslie helped me get out of a very difficult situation. I cannot begin to explain how fast and professional she was about my cases. I am grateful for her services and would recommend her to anyone in need.
Posted by Shareva | June 10, 2015
5 Stars
I had a great experience working with Leslie Sweet. She is the best lawyer I know. She is very intelligence with all the knowledge you want and need in a lawyer. Ms. Sweet kept me informed through out the entire time with all details of my case as she worked as my representation. I have and will continue to recommend her. I give her 5 Stars.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
The best attorney ever!
Ms. Sweet is an angel! She has represented my family twice and on both occasions she was able to bring both cases to trail. In each case my family member was found not guilty of a crime they did not commit. She treated me like family from the very beginning. She constantly kept me informed and aware of what was going on. She has become a part of our family and we thank God for bringing her into our lives! At least out of the horrible experience, we got her out of it!
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Posted by Robin | June 3, 2015
An Awesome Attorney !!!!
Ms Sweet is an awesome attorney. She cares about her clients and will go to the end to get all her cases won. I truly appreciate her service and I know you will too .
Posted by Nancy | June 3, 2015
Your An Angel
Ms. Sweet is Amazing. She knows what she's doing and is always on top of her Job. She will Call or Text You to keep you informed at all times. She's Great and For a Reasonable Price She Really Gets It Done!! She doesn't play with her Clients!! She's trustworthy and very honest. I highly recommend Ms. Sweets. She won't let you down and even after she does her Job. She'll keep in contact with you. Not All Lawyers Do This!! Thank You! Your A Blessing
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
no office, works from her bed, has been disciplined by bar association
i should have know when i called to meet her and she tells me she does not have an office, works from her bed. hired her because she was inexpensive and assured us the charges would be lowered. after months of her not doing a thing she promised we fired her. it has been a month and my new attorney is still trying to get discovery from her. Very unprofessional and unethical. Google her!
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Public Reprimand - with Conditions issued in FL, 2008
updated on 05/31/2015

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and places conditions on the lawyer's license.

Leslie's comment: “This was the most unfair experience in my life. Having this happen to me made me fight even harder for any of my clients. I agreed to a consent judgment, which would be like a plea agreement in Criminal Law, under the pressure of just getting custody of my niece after my sister had died in 2007. I was completely not guilty of anything but I had no fight left in me. Because of this I would never allow a client to plea out because of external pressures but at my time, I was all alone.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Leslie A. Sweet
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Robert Wesley
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Howard "Skip" Babb
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Staff Attorney
  • Florida House of Representatives
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Nancy Daniels
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Florida Bar Fellowship
  • Withlacoochee Legal Services
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Department of Banking and Finance
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • City College of New York
  • Master's
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • State v. RBG
  • Case Dismissed by State
  • State v. KA
  • Case Dismissed by State
  • State v. EC
  • Both new case and violation of probation dismissed by state
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Virgil Hawkins Fellowship
  • Florida State University
  • 2006
  • Sterling Award
  • State of Florida
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Event
  • Not Allowing Your Past to Dictate Your Future
  • 2014
  • Family and Friends Day
  • You HAVE the Power
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is a fierce litigator with amazing and unique skills in the courtroom. I have seen her win some very complex cases. She fights for her clients and truly cares for them. She strives to help people change their lives. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know. She is a brilliant criminal defense attorney and a bull dog in the courtroom. She fights tirelessly for every client she represents and is the kind of attorney I aspire to be."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Leslie is a highly effective litigator and professional. She has dedicated her practice to protecting those accused of heinous crimes and I applaud her!"
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Gotha Criminal defense Lawyer Leslie A Sweet
Leslie A Sweet
Criminal defense Attorney
Gotha, FL
Licensed for 24 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details