Clay County Certified Criminal Law Experts

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you should always seek representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Choosing the right attorney can be a difficult task, however, as there are thousands of attorneys in Florida who handle criminal matters. Fortunately, the Florida Bar certifies1 certain highly qualified attorneys as “criminal law experts.”

Clay County List of Criminal Law Experts

  • Samuel Paul Garrison

In addition, there are a number of board certified criminal law experts in neighboring Duval County.

Qualifications of a board certified expert

The Florida Bar does not make it easy to become certified as a criminal law expert. Instead, the board has many different criteria that are required to qualify for certification. Some criteria include that an attorney have at least five years of active law practice and at least 20 criminal trials, that they pass a written examination testing their expertise in criminal issues, that they attend classes to continue their education in criminal law, and more. Additionally, they will be reviewed by their peers to determine their ethics and professionalism.

Criminal offenses in Florida

Law enforcement officers issue citations and place individuals under arrest on a daily basis, inciting criminal cases. Some of the criminal offenses that are set out in Florida law include the following:

  • Violations of traffic laws2
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Assault
  • Drug possession or sales
  • Weapons and firearm offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Sexual offenses
  • Homicide

Even traffic violations have numerous possible penalties, including fines, points on your license, increased insurance rates, and more. An attorney can help to limit or even eliminate the consequences you face.

Contact a certified criminal law expert in Clay County

If you have been arrested or are facing any type of criminal charge or citation, you should not delay in consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You can trust that a board certified criminal law expert will have a thorough understanding of the Florida criminal justice system, so call one today to discuss your case.

1http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBMember.nsf/ED6E4BCB92A8FE1B852567090069F3C2/
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2http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=03
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