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Gainesville, FL Criminal Defense Lawyers

131 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the Gainesville, FL area.

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Gainesville has 131 Criminal Defense Attorneys with 947 Reviews

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    Andy Joshua Ingram

    Dunham & Ingram LLC
    411 North Main Street, Suite 208, Gainesville, FL
    45 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 18 years
    Aggressive And Dedicated Criminal Defense When You Need It Most. Call Now For A Free Consultation
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    Bennett Asbury Hutson

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    Hutson Law Firm, P.A., 2750 N.W. 43rd St., Ste. 102, Gainesville, FL
    15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 29 years
    Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer ready to defend you!
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    Juan Carlos Calama

    The Law Office of Juan C. Calama
    PO Box 358451, Gainesville, FL
    119 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 18 years
    Let my extensive experience in the county and circuit courts of north central Florida serve you.

    Practice area
    35% Criminal Defense, 35% DUI & DWI, 20% Speeding & Traffic Ticket and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2005
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    Robert G. Whittel

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    Whittel & Melton
    2627 NW 43rd Street Suite 201, Gainesville, FL
    9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    We dedicate our practice to fighting for our clients. We never forget that it is our client's interests that are paramount. Whether we are fighting a serious criminal case or a wrongful death case n behalf of a grieving family, our firm and our in...

    Practice area
    51% Criminal Defense, 10% Personal Injury, 6% Sex Crime and more

    Cost
    Contingency33%-40%

    License
    FL, Active since 2001
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    John Patrick Musca

    Alachua County Office
    309 N.E. 1st Street Suite 15, Gainesville, FL
    117 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 24 years
    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 lau...
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    Carey Wagner Meldon

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    Meldon Law
    703 North Main Street Suite A, Gainesville, FL
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 18 years
    Have you been arrested or injured? Meldon Law is here to help because you matter most!

    Practice area
    50% Criminal Defense, 50% DUI & DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     120 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2005
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    Joshua Mark Silverman

    The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates
    4001 W. Newberry Road, Suite A-1, Gainesville, FL
    26 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Experienced attorney you can trust.
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    Michael Brainard Hines

    106 NW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL
    50 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    Since my graduation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, I have worked exclusively in private practice defending those accused of crimes. My trial experience ranges from County Court to the Federal District Court for the Northern D...
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    Jason M. Melton

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    Whittel & Melton, LLC
    2441 NW 43rd St Unit 5B, Gainesville, FL
    8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    Jason M. Melton, Esq., Former State Prosecutor-Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Criminal, Family Law

    Practice area
    20% Criminal Defense, 55% Personal Injury, 10% Wrongful Death and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     15 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2002
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    Christopher Landry Dunham

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    Dunham & Ingram LLC
    411 North Main Street, Suite 208, Gainesville, FL
    21 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    Take a former prosecutor into court with you.
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    Christopher Parker-Cyrus

    Law Offices of Christopher Parker-Cyrus
    200 NE 1st STREET SUITE 105, GAINESVILLE, FL
    15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 30 years
    Attorney Christopher Parker-Cyrus has more than 20 years of experience handling Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse Lawsuit , DUI, and Criminal Cases. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY or in order to have all of your questions answered and to get your ...
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    Richard Ronald Paul Mercure

    Law Offices of Richard Mercure, PA - *RPM Law*
    912 NW 56th Terrace, Suite A, Gainesville, FL
    34 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    Rick Mercure offers a rare combination of impeccable legal credentials, a wealth of trial experience, and unparalleled compassion for his clients.
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    Dean R Galigani

    Galigani Law Firm, 317 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
    32 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 33 years
    Dean R. Galigani is the owner of the Galigani Law Firm. He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar Certification Board. This prestigious distinction is held by only a small number of attorneys in the state of Florida. Alachua C...
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    Dan Weisman

    The Weisman Law Firm, PLLC
    3312 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
    11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 15 years
    Dan grew up in Gainesville, Florida, and attended Gainesville High School and then the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies. After graduating from the University of Florida, Dan volunteered for the Army and joined the Infantry. Dan ...
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    John Douglas Whitaker

    Avera & Smith
    2814 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL
    3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 23 years
    John D. Whitaker is a native of Gainesville and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1999. He is the past president of the local chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the past president of the ...
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    Nick G. Zissimopulos

    Glassman & Zissimopulos, PLLC
    804 NW 16th Ave., Unit B, Gainesville, FL
    26 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    I am Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Only Board Certified Lawyers can refer to themselves as experts. There are more than 100,000 lawyers in Florida and less than 400 lawyers have that certification. My journey in Gainesv...
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    Steven Miles Kinsell

    Kinsell Law Firm
    106 NW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL
    43 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 23 years
    I am a lifelong resident of Gainesville and I have practiced exclusively criminal defense since I left the State Attorney's Office in 2001. I am a former prosecutor and past president of the Florida Association of Crime Defense Lawyers. The experi...
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    Christian Alexander Straile

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    Alba & Straile, PLLC-Attorneys & Counselors at Law
    235 South Main Street Suite W203 Gainesville, FL 32601, Suite W 203, Gainesville, FL
    16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    You have rights, you should know them & you should use them! Protect yourself, call me today!

    Practice area
    10% Criminal Defense, 40% Family, 20% Speeding & Traffic Ticket and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     1 minutesHourly Rates$350 per hour

    License
    FL, Active since 2003
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    Michael Ray Buchanan

    DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA
    1800 N Main St, Gainesville, FL
    4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 37 years
    For more than 25 years, I have been representing the interests of individuals accused of criminal activity. I also represent such individuals in related matters such as Domestic Violence Injunctions and Child Dependency. Our law practice, DeThomas...
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    Steven Garrett Frisco

    Robert Rush Law
    11 SE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL
    19 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 16 years
    Prior to becoming an associate attorney with the Rush law firm, I successfully handled hundreds-of-thousands of criminal cases as an Assistant State Attorney in Alachua County for over ten years. I have practiced law before every judge in Alachua ...

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Alachua County Criminal Justice Center
Criminal Court, 220 South Main Street, Fourth (4th) floor
Gainesville, FL 32601
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