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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. Learn More
  • Your Criminal Defense Starts Today
    How your case is developed and its final outcome will be greatly impacted by the quality of 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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  • 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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  • 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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Florida Federal Criminal Lawyer 


As a team of highly skilled Miami Federal Criminal Lawyers, the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. excel in defending a broad spectrum of federal allegations and charges. Our attorneys are renowned for their expertise and dedication in federal criminal defense, encompassing an array of complex legal areas.

Specializing in cybercrime, bank fraud, PPP and EIDL disaster loan fraud, our federal criminal defense attorneys possess deep knowledge in these intricate fields. We are also adept at handling severe allegations such as sex trafficking, child pornography, and money laundering, employing our extensive legal acumen to defend our clients. Our expertise in the nuances of cryptocurrency-related offenses and computer crimes sets us apart as leading federal criminal lawyers in Miami.

Our attorneys are also proficient in tackling drug-related charges, from possession with intent to distribute to large-scale drug trafficking cases. We approach each case with a commitment to craft a defense strategy that is both personalized and effective, aiming for the best outcomes from trial to post-conviction relief.

At the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A., we prioritize the rights and voices of our clients, offering a compassionate and confidential environment. We combine meticulous case preparation with dynamic courtroom representation, supported by the latest legal resources. Our firm stands as a beacon of relentless advocacy and strategic expertise in the field of federal criminal defense, ensuring that our clients receive the robust and effective representation they deserve.


Frequently Asked Questions


Immediate action is crucial when facing federal charges.  For guidance and a tailored defense strategy, contact Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. today to schedule your confidential consultation.


What should I do if I am under investigation for a federal crime?

  • If you're under investigation for a federal crime, it's crucial to exercise your right to remain silent and seek legal counsel immediately. Anything you say can be used against you in court. Contacting an experienced federal criminal defense attorney can help protect your rights and guide you through the process.

How does a federal criminal case differ from a state criminal case?

  • Federal cases are prosecuted by the United States Government and often involve violations of federal law, which can carry more severe penalties than state crimes. They are typically tried in federal courts, which have different rules of procedure. An attorney with federal court experience is essential in these cases due to the complexities involved.

What are the steps in the federal criminal process?

  • The federal criminal process starts with an investigation, which may lead to an arrest or indictment. After the indictment, the case moves to arraignment, then a series of pre-trial motions, the trial itself, and possibly sentencing. Each stage requires strategic planning and a deep understanding of federal law.

Why Choose Us?

  • 30 Years Defending Clients
  • Over 1000 Criminal Defense Cases
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Thousands of Happy Clients

Hear from our clients in their own words. Read more about some of our recent positive outcomes.
  • "If you are in need of a criminal lawyer in the Miami area, he and his team should be the first people to consult."
    Petra G.
  • "Mr. Petruzzi helped a family member and couldn't give him a better recommendation for the hard work and dedication he put into his case."
    Sam L.
  • "Attentive, professional, compassionate and the best legal defense anyone could ask for."
    Lisette E.

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.
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Avvo 10.0
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubble Peer Reviewed
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
We’re Ready To Start Working Immediately 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. Practice Areas
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