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Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge is something you probably never thought you’d have to do. We can sympathize. Even though it’s a serious and potentially life-changing situation, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference. If you’ve been accused of a crime, it’s critical that you have the facts about your rights and options. A criminal defense attorney can explain the details about the charges and how the local laws apply specifically to your case.

Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

At Avera & Smith, a Gainesville, Florida law firm, our criminal defense attorneys have significant trial experience and know what it takes to defend your rights. We have been listed in Best Lawyers in America, received an AV Preeminent* rating for legal ability and been honored with many other awards. Why settle for less?

It’s in your best interest not to try to take on your own defense because criminal cases can be won or lost on technical procedural requirements. When you need an advocate who will investigate every avenue for your defense, build the strongest case possible on your behalf and boldly stand with you in front of prosecutors, judges and juries, turn to us.

Types of Criminal Defense Cases

Criminal defense encompasses a wide range of misdemeanors and felony crimes, including:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Student & Juvenile Crimes
  • Theft & Robbery
  • Fraud & Other White-Collar Crime
  • Internet & Computer Crimes
  • Road Rage
  • Stalking, Rape & Sexual Offenses
  • Assault & Battery
  • Murder

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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