Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

An Orlando criminal defense lawyer from the O’Mara Law Group can help you fight for your future. If you have been recently arrested, are facing criminal charges, or are dealing with the aftermath of a conviction, let us help you navigate the justice system.

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Written and edited by our team of expert legal content writers and reviewed and approved by Attorney Mark O’Mara

Content last updated on: October 9, 2023

Are you facing criminal charges in Orlando, Florida? Whether you’ve been arrested for a misdemeanor or a felony, your future is very much on the line. The time to begin your defense is now, and you’ll want an experienced Orlando criminal defense lawyer leading the way.

Founding attorney, Mark O’Mara, is a former Seminole County prosecutor with over 35 years of legal experience. He’s also board certified in criminal law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization,  making him an expert on the issues that will matter most in your criminal case. He’s handled some of the most difficult criminal matters in the nation, gaining national recognition in the process.

Bert Barclay has over 35 years of experience as a criminal attorney, and represented clients in a wide range of criminal matters, ranging from misdemeanors and criminal traffic cases to first-degree murder charges.

An Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney with a National Reputation

Led by renowned attorney Mark O’Mara, the team at the O’Mara Law Group is well-known for its dedication to their clients, as evidenced by the defense of George Zimmerman in one of the most high-profile criminal trials in recent memory.

The defense team faced enormous pressure and controversy while defending Zimmerman, but was able to secure an acquittal. This is just one example of the skill, dedication, and commitment to justice you can expect from the O’Mara Law Group.

Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if I’ve Been Arrested in Orlando?

You have the right to have an attorney represent you in a criminal matter for a reason. Criminal matters are complicated, and to be certain, the government is often more interested in a conviction than getting to the truth of the matter.

Hiring a defense attorney—especially one with decades of experience dealing with cases on both sides of the criminal justice system—is your best bet at a successful result.

When you choose the O’Mara Law Group, our criminal defense lawyers will:

Our Orlando Criminal Defense Practice Areas

The O’Mara Law Group represents clients facing all criminal charges in Orlando and the rest of Central Florida. 

Contact us for immediate assistance if you’ve been arrested or are facing criminal charges for:

If you’ve already been convicted of a criminal offense in Florida, our attorneys can help you file an appeal or request to have your criminal record sealed or expunged. We handle cases in all criminal courts in the state of Florida and at the federal level.

No matter what you’re up against, we have the experience and skills you will need to get the best outcome.

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Through hard work, dedication, and smart defense strategies, our criminal defense attorneys in Orlando regularly help clients like you achieve the best possible results in their criminal cases. We will work hard to get your charges dismissed, negotiate a favorable plea deal on your behalf, or win a not guilty verdict at trial.  Orange County prosecutors have already begun working on your case. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our criminal defense law firm so we can start to prepare your defense today.

Can I Afford to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Orlando?

Here’s a better question: Can you afford the consequences of a criminal conviction?

Criminal charges in Florida carry harsh penalties.

Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in county jail and fines of up to $1,000 for each offense. If you’re charged with multiple misdemeanors, those penalties can potentially add up quickly.

Felonies, depending on the offense, can land you behind bars for years and impose significant financial burdens. Third-degree felonies—the least serious at this level—are punishable by five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Second-degree felonies carry up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Felonies in the first degree carry a maximum of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

The possibility of probation and a permanent criminal record will impose collateral consequences of their own.

Collateral consequences are civil and social penalties separate and apart from court-imposed punishment. This might include things like job loss, license forfeiture, adverse family law decisions, and loss of the right to carry a firearm. 

Without an attorney, you are taking a big gamble on your future. You’re giving state prosecutors an advantage and are likely to face consequences in your criminal case.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Orlando may seem like a big expense—but it’s much less than the cost of your freedom and future. And as always, if you can’t afford a private defense attorney, a public defender can be appointed by the state.

Please contact our law office in Orlando to speak with our team about our legal fees and discover why quality legal representation matters during your criminal case.

Our Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for Your Future

You deserve every opportunity to defend yourself and get the best and fairest outcome in your criminal case. Whether you’ve been recently arrested, are facing criminal charges, or are dealing with the aftermath of a conviction, it is important to get help.

Contact the O’Mara Law Group, and discover the difference our team of attorneys can make as you fight for your future.  Do not hesitate to reach out to us to schedule your consultation now.

If you have any questions about your criminal law case check out our FAQ page dedicated to criminal law questions. Don’t hesitate to call our law office, schedule your consultation to get the ball rolling on your defense strategy today.

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