Top Rated Florida And Federal Criminal defense

Residents in South Florida turn to the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi for reliable representation in all types of criminal cases.

Assertive Legal Advocacy In South Florida And Beyond

Criminal Defense

Guard your constitutional rights when you have been charged with a violent crime, property crime, drug crime or DWI.
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Post-Conviction Motions

Post-conviction motions for relief allow criminal defendants to vacate, set aside or correct their sentence. It’s a legal right that can change your life.

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No Case Is Too Tough

Every criminal charge is serious, but conviction of certain charges can bring life to a halt. The legal team at the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi has earned a stellar reputation representing South Floridians, as well as residents across the state and nationally against serious federal and state charges.

We represent clients in the full range of criminal matters, practicing in both state and federal courts. This includes assertive defense against all types of fraud, firearms charges, drug crimes, sex crimes and other felonies.

Founding attorney Paul D. Petruzzi is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and has a Superb Rating on Avvo.

Preserving Your Future

We are committed to keeping our clients’ lives intact, either through aggressive representation in court or through effective negotiations that allow us to avoid litigation. Attorney Paul D. Petruzzi brings more than 25 years of experience to each case.

Our lawyers’ thorough understanding of Florida criminal law allows them to develop effective defense strategies that produce positive outcomes when things seem bleak. We have represented a wide range of individuals, including professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, finance professionals, entertainers, law enforcement officials and business owners.

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Over 500 Successful Cases

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25 Years of Experience

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

24/7 Availability

Because the stakes are so often high, our firm has made the conscious choice to limit the number of active cases we accept so as to devote sufficiently detailed attention to our client’s individualized needs.  Our firm therefore is not only able to represent each of our clients in a very zealous fashion, but we do so to ensure accessibility is rare.

Our Clients may call, text, or emails 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 Badge
Dade County Bar Association Badge
Badge: Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Badge: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Badge: NORML National Association For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws
Badge: Lexis Nexis and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Preeminent AV
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*“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.