Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney

Over 40 Years Combined Experience At Work To Represent You

At OrlandoDefense.com, our criminal defense team provides the expertise and insights needed to achieve your best possible outcome. We look forward to learning your story and working with you. Part of a network proudly serving Orlando and Central Florida, including Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Flagler, Lake, Citrus, Marion, St. Johns, and Alachua counties.

No Matter The Charge, We can help.

*Our practice areas are not limited to the above list. We help people with a wide variety of criminal defense cases. Schedule a consultation today to find out how we can help protect your freedom.

Meet the Attorney

We Have The Experience Your Case Deserves

Jeffery Higgins Managing Attorney | Florida Native A Florida native licensed to practice law since 1998, Jeff is a skilled lawyer with significant trial experience and an excellent bedside manner. He proudly gets his best reviews from people who appreciate his caring approach and dedication to their case. Learn more about Jeffery Contact Jeffrey

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Florida Expungement Requirements: Do You Qualify?

In Florida, certain individuals qualify to have a criminal conviction expunged from their record. When a conviction is expunged, the criminal record of that conviction is physically destroyed or obliterated by the criminal justice agency that has custody of the record. The expungement essentially deletes the conviction from your criminal record. However, not everyone qualifies for expungements in Florida....

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First Offense for Domestic Violence in Florida

In Florida, law enforcement authorities take domestic violence allegations very seriously. Unfortunately, disagreements between family members and romantic partners typically unleash strong emotional responses and sometimes result in serious injuries to the persons involved. Due to the seriousness of domestic violence, a first offense can lead to severe criminal penalties.  If you’re facing a first-time offense for domestic violence...

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Florida Misdemeanor Exceptions for Warrantless Arrests

As a general matter, law enforcement authorities need an arrest warrant before arresting someone on a misdemeanor charge. Breaking this rule makes the arrest illegal and could result in the exclusion of any evidence found at the time of the arrest. However, the legislature authorized Florida misdemeanor exceptions for warrantless arrests, allowing officers to arrest for misdemeanor violations in...

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