Top-Rated Federal And State Criminal defense

If you are arrested or under investigation, you need the experience and skill of a criminal defense team in a law firm that has been consistently described as one of the best in the field. With almost 30 years of legal experience, over 1,000 federal and state criminal cases under our belt, and 24/7 availability, we provide the time and resources you need to preserve your freedom.

Federal Criminal Defense & Forfeitures

Being charged with a federal crime is serious. You need representation that is experienced in handling the most serious cases. Our team has taken on complicated cases successfully for our clients. We will work to get you the results you need.

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How your case is developed and its final outcome will be greatly impacted by the quality and dedication of the legal representation you have. To protect yourself, your family and your future, talk to an attorney at our firm today.
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State Criminal Defense & Forfeitures

Have you been charged with a criminal offense in Florida? If so, it is important to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights. Our law firm in Miami prides itself on being more prepared than the opposition. If you are facing a criminal charge any where in Florida, our defense attorneys will work to find you a way out.

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Relentless Criminal Defense

As one of the most respected boutique criminal defense law firms in Miami, Florida, Mr. Petruzzi’s law firm has decades of specialized experience representing clients in state and federal criminal court. The firm’s representation includes all aspects of the criminal process, including federal and state criminal trials, federal and state criminal appeals, criminal investigationsgrand jury proceedings, post-conviction litigation and sentence reductions. Despite the differences between each case and every client, the firm always meets the legal challenges head-on. If you are facing criminal charges, you need the guidance of skilled criminal defense counsel.

All Federal And State Crimes

Specializing in federal and state criminal defense, the law firm represents accused persons and other entities in a wide array of matters related to federal and state criminal offenses.

While the firm remains a criminal defense trial firm at its core, clients often simply desire to resolve their criminal matters as quickly and favorably as possible through negotiated settlements. In other instances, each client’s case is different, and no matter what the client chooses, Paul Petruzzi and his team strive to ensure that they obtain an outcome that best minimizes any criminal exposure so that his clients may move on with their personal life and business affairs.

There are many choices when looking for a criminal defense attorney to defend you. As such, your choice should only be the best criminal defense lawyer for you.

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Over 1000 Criminal Defense Cases

Over 1000 Criminal Defense Cases

30 Years In Court

30 Years In Court

Highly Rated


Direct Access To Attorney

Direct Access to Attorney

See Our Successes

We have successfully defended hundreds of federal criminal cases. Read more about some of our recent positive outcomes.

Federal Money Laundering

Sentence of two weeks time served.

Not Guilty

Conspiracy Against Rights of Citizens


Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

Reduced Sentence

Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine And Marijuana

Federal Fraud and Theft

Criminal Investigation dropped

Federal Compassion Release Granted

Criminal Investigation dropped

Federal Access Device Fraud

Sentence of Probation

Felony Marijuana Manufacturing

Sentenced to Probation

24/7 Availability

Our clients may call, text or email us at any hour, with any question, and may not worry that we may be “too busy” to promptly and professionally address their concerns. This approach to our client relationships not only provides the support they need during difficult times, but it also fosters collaborative efforts with each of our clients who all actively participate in their own defense.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
NORML National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Preeminent AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Badge

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The New York Times
The Miami Herald
The Boston Globe
Chicago Tribune
New York Daily News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
New York Post
South Florida Sun Sentinel

*“AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. “

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Prompt action is an important element of creating the best possible legal strategy in both criminal matters. Call us today or use our online contact form to tell us more about your legal situation and to schedule a free consultation.