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  • Varinia Van Ness
    Van Ness Law Group, P.A.
    46 N. Washington Blvd., Suite 9, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 68 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Former prosecutor for 6 1/2 years, criminal defense since 2002. Tried over 100 jury trials.
  • Lee Viacava
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    Lee Viacava Law Firm
    2063 Main St #202B, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 52 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Accused of a crime or arrested? Call 24/7 for a free consultation with a dedicated & experienced local lawyer. Southwest Florida resident for 31 years. Trusted knowledge with proven results.

    Practice area
    45% Criminal defense, 35% DUI and DWI, 5% Immigration, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2007

  • Colleen Glenn
    Glenn & HIbbert, P.A.
    100 Wallace Ave, Suite 360, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 109 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Arrested in Florida? We can help. Let us fight your case and protect YOUR rights!
  • Brett McIntosh
    766 Hudson Ave, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 39 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    A question that I am often asked is "why have you dedicated so much of your career to defending criminals?" The answer is this.   First, experience has proven to me that many people who find themselves arrested or accused of a crime are hardworkin...
  • Anthony Ryan
    2184 Main Street, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Don't take chances with your freedom. Anthony G. Ryan is a criminal defense expert!

    Practice area
    70% Criminal defense, 20% DUI and DWI, 5% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 1998

  • Andrew Hibbert
    Glenn and Hibbert, P.A.
    100 Wallace Avenue, Suite #360, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 117 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.5  
    Licensed
    Andrew T. Hibbert is a lifelong Floridian who was born in Orlando and then grew up in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. After graduating high school, Andrew went back to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. It was during his freshman...
  • Sean O'Halloran
    Aiken & O'Halloran
    2060 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    100% Criminal Defense. Choose A Firm With Proven Results. Call Today 239 247-5273
  • Derek Byrd
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    The Byrd Law Firm
    2151 Main St Ste 201, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
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    Aggressive, dedicated, and well respected Criminal Defense/ DUI Lawyer, board-certified in criminal trial law for the last 19 years, Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for the past 10 years, Listed in Best Attorneys in America for the past 20 years s...

    Practice area
    70% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI

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    FL, Active since 1996

  • Peter Aiken
    Aiken, O'Halloran & Associates, 2060 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 21 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    Experience, compassion and dedication in providing quality representation in Florida criminal cases
  • Drew Solnoki
    The Byrd Law Firm
    2151 Main St Ste 201, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
            I am an Attorney at The Byrd Law Firm where I practice Criminal Defense and Family Law.  I was born and raised on Long Island in New York and came to Florida to pursue a college degree at Stetson University.   While studying at Stetson I b...
  • Michael Fayard
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    Sarasota Office
    434 S Washington Blvd, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Professional, aggressive representation. I have the jury trial experience to protect your rights.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 20% Sex crime, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    FL, Active since 2008

  • AnneMarie Rizzo
    The Law Place
    1414 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 129 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    AnneMarie Rizzo is a former Assistant State Attorney with extensive trial experience in the State of Florida. AnneMarie is the only female in the State of Florida with the Forensic Lawyer Scientist certification. She graduated with her Bachelor’s ...
  • Michael Perry
    Michael S. Perry, PA
    1962 Main Street, #217, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 23 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    I was born in Philadelphia and moved to Sarasota with my family when I was 13 years old.  I went to Cardinal Mooney High School and graduated with honors earning an academic scholorshiip to Manatee Community College (now named State College of Flo...
  • David Haenel
    The Law Place
    1414 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 139 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I spent countless hours working on my websites and growing my practice through attending seminars and lecturing.   Unlike other lawyers, I personally put in case results and work on video shots.  My clients or prospective clients need to understan...
  • Mark Zimmerman
    Zimmerman & Zimmerman P.A.
    2055 Wood Street, suite 118, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 1999 (only 5% of all Florida Lawyers are Board Certified).  Former member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commision.  My background also includes 9 years of extenti...
  • Joseph Soler
    Soler & Simon
    2170 Main Street, STE 206, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    PERFECT 10 AVVO RATING.  A+ BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.  AVAILABLE 24/7.  FREE CONSULTATION. FIRST-TIME OFFENDER? We offer reduced rates for people with no prior criminal history. HOW TO FIGHT - AND BEAT - A CRIMINAL CASE A good criminal lawyer will e...
  • Matthew Sandburg
    The Law Office of Matt Sandburg
    1620 Main Street, #4, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    Matt is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.  He  was born and raised outside of Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received Bachelor Degrees in both Economics and Philosophy. Matt then attended the Univer...
  • Stefan Campagna
    Band Gates & Dramis
    2070 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.4  
    Licensed
    As a former defendant, I know the importance of effective representation. Give me a call.
  • Darren Finebloom
    The Law Place
    1414 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 98 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    When someone is accused or charged, regardless of whether it is a DUI, child abuse, sexual assault, drug possession, theft, or homicide, no one possesses more motivation than Mr. Finebloom in zealously protecting his client's rights under the law ...
  • Peter Collins
    The Collins Law Group, P.L.
    1800 2nd St., Suite. 785, Sarasota, FL
    5.0 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Review: “In giving Peter an excellent rating, it's not high enough for his professionalism and how I was represented prior to and in court!! He is up front with his opinion and being realistic in what you might expect. I have ...

If you have criminal charges in Sarasota County, you might need an experienced criminal defense attorney familiar with Florida state law and local county law. Criminal defense attorneys based in Sarasota County are more familiar with the county legal process, evidence commonly gathered to prove guilt, and the types of defense strategies to get you a favorable outcome. They will work to defend you against the criminal charges, trying to get the case dismissed or reduce the sentence. Criminal defense attorneys will negotiate conditions to prevent a trial but will represent you in a trial by jury or by the judge. They work to ensure clients don't experience loss of liberty.

How much does a criminal defense lawyer charge per hour in the Sarasota area

Many Sarasota County attorneys bill on contingency or other, non-hourly arrangements. This may be dependent on factors like experience and different specializations within criminal defense.