The #1 mistake people make after the Arrest

When lawyer advertising was first allowed by the Florida Bar, the public was confused by advertisements which overstated attorney qualifications. In 1982 the Florida Supreme Court established legal specialization to help consumers identify specialists in different areas of law. Criminal law is one of twenty-four (24) areas of legal specialization recognized by the Florida Supreme Court and regulated by the Florida Bar. Legal specialization is known as Board Certification. Lawyers who are actual, recognized experts are known as Board Certified Specialists. In criminal law, lawyers who wish to become specialists have to go through extremely rigorous testing over two full days, have actual trial experience (as opposed to just entering pleas of guilty or no contest) and each trial is then picked apart by legal experts in order to determine the candidates actual ability. Fake lawyer rating services are common Fake rating services providing “attorney reviews” do not require trial experience, testing or expert review of the uncertified lawyer’s legal work. They are not the official Florida Bar rating and lawyers who use these website rating services may not claim they are experts, specialists or use the Board Certification logo unless they have been certified by the Florida Bar. Instead, fake rating services rely on easy to rig “peer reviews” and “clients satisfaction” reviews. Common rigging methods include fake testimonials posing as client reviews, and cutting deals with other lawyers in different practice areas to puff up each lawyer’s ratings on the fake ratings review site. As one specialist put it: “A big, fat advertising fee inflates a lawyer’s rating and hides the professional failure to do the work...

Who are the best criminal defense lawyers in Florida? Florida criminal law experts, specialists officially certified by The Florida Bar

The Best Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are Specialists who are officially certified by The Florida Bar Florida has over 90,000 lawyers regulated by the leading authorities on law and lawyer regulation in the state, The Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court. Both have led the fight to protect consumers from false advertising and manipulative claims regarding legal services. In 1982, the Florida Supreme Court implemented board certification in order to help consumers identify actual specialists in several different areas of law. Law is more than a profession, it is also a competitive business. Certification was needed for many reasons, especially for consumers. Consumers are subjected to many deceptive claims about a legal provider’s skill, particularly on the Internet and in other media. For example, law firms will imply special expertise with claims such as “DUI only” or “100% criminal defense” which implies an expertise that may not actually exist. This is why The Florida Bar is very specific about what claims a lawyer or law firm may make about a lawyer’s skill: “Board Certified,” “Specialist,” “Expert” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising.” ~The Florida Bar Nevertheless, this does not stop many lawyers from using Internet “rating services” as a way to get around the requirements of board certification and being a recognized expert. Why? Board certification is extremely hard in Florida. There are currently twenty-four areas of certification including criminal law (trial and appellate), and at a minimum, a lawyer must have: a minimum of five (5) years of experience – and virtually...