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Richard Nick Kelley

Criminal defense Attorney at Kissimmee, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Capital/First Degree Murder Sexual Allegations Assault/Battery All Drug Charges DUI White Collar Crime Violations of Probation Juvenile Charges Federal/State Courts DWLS Internet Crimes Domestic Battery BUI

Before I opened my office, I was a prosecutor for Orange/Osceola County, handling both Misdemeanor and Felony cases. I left the state prosecutor's office in 1982 with more than 70 criminal trials under my belt to open a criminal defense law firm in Kissimmee. Over the years, I have handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI, to juvenile delinquency proceedings, to first-degree murder. I am one of the few lawyers in Central Florida certified to handle death penalty cases.


I'm Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Nick Kelley. I understand that an arrest can lead to a lot of anxiety. You can contact me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free initial consultation to get answers to your questions. I will be upfront with you. I will explain what you are looking at and what I can do for you as your defense attorney.

For more than 30 years, I have defended people charged with drunk driving, underage drinking, domestic violence, drug charges, statutory rape, probation violations, traffic violations, white-collar crimes, theft, assault and other crimes in central Florida. I am a former prosecutor for the Orange/Osceola State Attorney's office with hundreds of criminal trials under my belt.

I am licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court Middle District Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the course of my career, I have handled seven death penalty cases. I am one of the few lawyers in central Florida certified to handle capital murder cases.

Be Wary of Lawyers Who Offer Pre-set Prices -Many attorney advertisements promise pre-set prices for many types of cases such as drunk driving, domestic violence and assault. However, every case needs to be investigated thoroughly, and your case is different from all others. Don't accept a cookie-cutter approach to criminal defense. Let my years of experience work for you.

Call today for a free consultation.  If you would like additional information please visit my website at .

Overview of Criminal Defense Cases

Florida DUI/DWI Defense

In Florida, a drunk driving arrest can cost not only your driver's license, but thousands of dollars in fines and other costs.

Boating Under the Influence

If you've been charged with BUI, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The laws and conditions regarding BUI are special, and it's best to have an attorney who is familiar with this field of law.

If You Face Sex Charges

In Florida, a sex crime conviction is forever. Many people consider themselves lucky to plead guilty to plea deals that offer them probation for crimes such as statutory rape, only to find out later that their lives have been changed forever by the requirements of sex offender registration.

Internet Sex Crimes

Many people think that what they do on the Internet is private because they are in their own homes. However, there are other people on the Internet who are not your friends, such as undercover police officers.

Florida Drug Charges

Even if a drug conviction does not result in a prison sentence, it can still have serious ramifications for your future. For one, it will also result in the suspension of your Florida driver's license for two years.

Assault & Battery

A conviction for assault is not something that you would want to put on your resume. Yet pleading guilty to an assault charge will have much the same effect. It will result in a lifetime criminal record that will be visible to any employer who performs a background check.

Juvenile Delinquency

Today, any employer or college can find out about a juvenile's arrest record, resulting in lost opportunities for your child.

White Collar & Federal Crimes

White-collar crimes can involve people in a wide range of occupations, including landscapers, contractors, cashiers, salespeople, bookkeepers, nurses, lenders and entrepreneurs.

Probation Violations

A small mistake can lead to huge consequences if you are charged with a probation violation. When you are on probation for a crime, you still have the full sentence for that crime hanging over you.

Arrested as Tourist in Florida?

A Florida vacation can go horribly wrong if you are charged with a crime. Suddenly you face the prospect not only of a delay in your flight home, but a future criminal proceeding with unknown consequences.

Murder Charges

If you have been accused of murder, I can help you understand the charges against you and will provide powerful legal representation to help you achieve the most positive results possible for your case.

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Historic Beaumont House
206 South Beaumont Avenue
Kissimmee, Florida  34741


Richard Nick Kelley, P.A.
206 South Beaumont Ave
Historic Beaumont House
Kissimmee, FL, 34741-5656

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Posted by Lee | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Out standing
FIRST OF ALL MR KELLY IS. A Out Stand Person Besides BENING A Out Standing Lawyer I Have Watch Mr Kelly For Years When He Takes A Case You Know He Is Going To Give You A 100 % To You ,He Will Set Down With Explaing All What He Can Do And Can't Do ,We Have Use Mr Kelly a few times and I will Say With Great Results Every Time There No Need Going Any Other Lawyer If You Do We Fill YOU Just Made A Mistake Mr Kelly And His Office Manager Was The Best In Every Way ,Thanks For Every Thng Lee A Robers
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2016
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Thanks Mr Kelly
I recently found myself in trouble with the law. Mr Kelly represented me in the most professional manner. He was great all through the legal process. Thanks Nick.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I can't even say enough about how pleased I am with Nick Kelly. Twice in my life now he has helped me get through very difficult situations. He was confident, reassuring, and did exactly what he said he was going to do. There was no hype that the situation wasn't difficult, he was realistic of what the outcome would be, and then exceeding the results I was expecting! Not only getting me through a D.U.I. while driving on a 5 year suspension over 10 years ago, without jail time, but recently getting me through a Felony that he had dropped within 3 days of hire date! I highly recommend Nick Kelly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2009
Great attorney
I used Mr. Kelley for a DUI case and was very pleased with him. I felt he did an excellent job and was happy with the outcome. My Kelley was very helpful and would highly recommend him to anyone stuck in this type of situation.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Richard Nick Kelley
  • 1985 - Present


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • BUI-Boating Under The Influence
  • Not Guilty


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Golden Chief
  • Florida State University
  • 2008

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