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A Personal Note from Jason:

I’m upfront with clients. If I can help, I’ll tell you. Unfortunately, some lawyers happily tell you what you want to hear to take your money – even if your case has no chance.

When I take you as a client, you have a winning chance worth fighting for.

I personally handle your case from beginning to end. You meet me at the office and speak to me on the phone. I stand up for you and am next to you in court.

Many criminal lawyers talk about “not being afraid of trial” or being “aggressive.” I have handled over a thousand cases – DUIs, drugs, theft, murder, and the list goes on. Lack of experience or fear of trial is not an issue for me.

What many of these “aggressive” lawyers don’t discuss is their lack of pre-trial experience. Trial requires months of preparation and far more work than a day before a jury. My work costs you, so I believe in a strong pre-trial motion practice that resolves cases without risking your freedom.

Ask yourself – wouldn’t you want your criminal lawyer to try having charges thrown out or significantly reduced before running your bill up to risk everything on an unknown jury?

If you are reading this, chances are you or a loved one face criminal charges. No matter how big or small, exploring options and looking for a criminal attorney is an important decision.

I understand you have questions, might be worried, scared, or upset, and want a few minutes to talk to someone who understands and wants to help you. Contact me today.

You need Jason's 20 Years of Experience on Your Side

In Matters Affecting Your Life Experience Matters.

N ot all criminal defense attorneys are equal. The single most important differentiating factor almost always falls to experience. I have worked in the trenches as a public defender in West Palm Beach. I have helped run a public defender's office in Pensacola. I worked murder and death penalty cases. I have extensive experience in DUI and drug crimes. As an appellate attorney, I have written briefs in Florida's appellate courts and Alabama's Supreme Court. I have honed the skill of making cases off of other attorneys' mistakes.

Outside the courtroom, I have been the president of the local criminal defense twice. I serve on the Florida Bar's criminal rules committee and as our local representative in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am recognized as a Super Lawyer, a National Trial Lawyer Top 100 criminal defense attorney, and I am AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

I have experience in spades. Put that experience to work for you.

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Recognized by Super Lawyers, AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

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One glass of wine too many over dinner at the restaurant. One cocktail too many watching college football. One beer too many out on the boat on a Saturday afternoon. Whatever the cause, people make mistakes.

 

Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone knows somebody with a DUI on their record. There is also a good chance that many of those people made a big mistake – either they did not hire a lawyer or hired the wrong lawyer. The basics of DUI are just that, the basics. Pretty much every lawyer should know those basics. What is crucial for you is to find a DUI lawyer who knows the advanced rules, laws, and science behind DUI. That’s where the real difference comes into play.

Just because the police say you “failed” the field sobriety exercises or that the breath testing machine said you were over the legal limit does not mean you don’t have a case. Was the traffic stop legal? Were the field sobriety exercises explained properly? Were the exercises demonstrated correctly? Was the breath testing machine working? When was it last inspected? Were your breath samples appropriately collected? Was the Intoxilyzer calibrated? All these are questions that a DUI lawyer should be able to answer for you. If they can’t answer these questions, you are talking to the wrong lawyer.

 

A DUI conviction goes on your record forever. It will drastically increase your insurance premiums. Your driver’s license could get taken away. Jason Cromey is a National College of DUI Defense member and has a wealth of experience tackling DUI charges. He has also completed the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s field sobriety training course, the same course that the police take. You should check out our DUI section for details. A DUI arrest is stressful, but you mustn’t wait and let your situation worsen. We are here to answer your questions and put your mind at ease. If you have been arrested for DUI and need help planning your next steps, don’t delay. Contact me now.

Like it or not (I’m guessing not), marijuana is still illegal in Florida. A conviction for one joint makes you a criminal. That one joint has you facing a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Over 20 grams of pot? Now you are facing felony charges and looking at – no joke – state prison time. Not to mention that you will lose your driver’s license.

 

Prescription pills can lead to serious felony charges and minimum mandatory prison sentences. Pill abuse is on the rise around the country, and Florida is the source of the vast majority of illegal pills around the U.S. today. Our state laws on pill possession are incredibly strict, and the punishments are enormous. One pill equals one felony. That one little Xanax or Roxy is a ticket to circuit court facing a felony charge. If you have more than seven Oxy’s, you will be charged as a drug trafficker and face a minimum-mandatory prison sentence and a $50,000 fine – even if all the evidence proves that they were only for personal use.

 

Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine are still prevalent throughout our area. Addiction is a disease and something that we understand. These are serious felony charges that can ruin your entire life if not handled properly in court.

 

So you’ve been charged with drug possession charges? What I can do with your case – whether it’s getting the charges dropped or keeping your driver’s license – depends on the individual facts of your case. Give me a call to talk, or drop me an email with the details.

 

There is no question that a criminal record will hold you back. Even a minor offense like marijuana possession can be the difference between whether you get a job or you don’t. Thankfully, the justice system realizes that sometimes people make mistakes, and you should be able to clear your record.

 

Florida law has provisions for first-time offenders that may allow them to seal or expunge their criminal history.

 

Do you qualify? Well, much like anything worthwhile in life, certain restrictions do apply. If you want to know more, please visit my expungement section. You can also call the office, and we can look at your record to see if you are eligible. 

Being on probation is tough. There are strict rules, classes to take, and community service work to do. It seems like your probation officer is out to get you. And then it happens – you get violated. Often the violation was for something entirely out of your hands, whether it was having to leave town to be at the bedside of a dying relative or not having the money to pay the costs associated with your probation. Whatever the reason for the violation, odds are the judge put out a warrant to put you back in jail. Despite what other attorneys may tell you, there are many defenses to a Violation of Probation. In certain circumstances, Florida law can even mandate that the judge let you out and reinstate you to probation.

 

We also handle motions to modify probation, motions for early termination of probation, and motions to reduce your sentence.

 

Contact me for a comprehensive review of your probation paperwork so we can evaluate your situation and suggest a path forward.

 

I deal with a wide range of cases, handling charges such as DUI, felony DUI, felony drug possession, felony drug dealing, and felony burglary. We also handle a variety of misdemeanor cases like domestic violence, theft, criminal mischief, and trespassing. I’ve created a short case summary that shows you the depth of my experience in all areas of criminal law. If you would like to take a look, you can access some of my cases here: (misdemeanors) and here: (felonies).

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